Eastern Leaves Academy
For Passionate and Professionals
Besides our courses, we are constantly working on new and seasonal masterclasses and tasting events.
|April 18th and 25th||Masterclass||Yancha||2-days masterclass||English||Join|
|April 17th-May 5th||Course||Chazi - Tea Seeds||5 Lessons with 20 teas||English||Join|
|May 4th onward||Course||Xiaoye||9 Lessons with over 40 teas||English||Join|
In 2014 she became a tea producer after founding her company, Eastern Leaves, on Mount Nannuo in Yunnan. Over the years, she has added the various degrees of the official training on tea - from the ceremony to the cultivation - to her liberal education in Ancient Chinese Literature.
In 2016 she graduated with a Master degree in Food and Beverage Management, at Bocconi University in Milan.
Together with Eastern Leaves, she divides her life between the mountains in Yunnan, and our studio and showroom in Milan, where she shares her experiences and the tea leaves she brings from her travels.
Students in possession of said certificate are able to judge and accurately describe teas with respect to their own terroir, to brew tea as a professional, to trace the production techniques, and finally to understand and actively participate to market quotations.
Weekly online meetings guided by 4 cornerstones:
- official contents of the program by our partner Chinese Tea Academy, officially recognised by the Chinese Government at a national level, and insights from Eastern Leaves experience as tea producers;
- only high quality teas sourced in different producing provinces of China;
- an open sharing attitude that encourages discussion and mutual support;
- long term support, to help your personal improvement and future career.
Classes have a limited number of seats, to keep the closeness feeling of sitting around a tea table and attentively follow each participant learning journey. Meetings are held on Zoom by the teacher supported by at least one other assistant to follow questions and discussion in the chat section. After each meeting, we will send you the lesson slides and study material, and you will be asked simple weekly homework in order to support a regular learning and help you remember key facts and useful Chinese words. Only for Xiaoye and Daye courses, students will take a non-compulsory final exam to test your understanding of contents and the critical skills acquired. The exam is required to receive the course certification. All our students will be part of an Alumni group and will benefit from a 10% discount on all our events for 12 months.
Before confirming your subscription we will invite you to a brief informal video-call to get to know each other and answer your questions about the course you’re interested in. Send us your request via email.
Eastern Tea Academy
Eastern Tea Academy is a project by Eastern Leaves, born around the virtual tea-table we have built and kept alive during the past few months.
Under this name we are going to launch a calendar of virtual tea tastings with the fine and rare teas directly from the Chinese terroirs, and our in-depth Course on Chinese teas promoted by the Chinese government tea academy, exclusive for Europe, now at the 5th edition.
If you wish to stay updated you can write us an email or follow our new Instagram account.
We have a full calendar of online events we look forward to share with you, and of course as soon as it will possibile we will travel again to various European cities, we will host you in our tea-room in Milan and of course... with us in China!