January 2023: Tea Seeds 茶籽, a Journey into Chinese Tea - Italian
Our new course "Tea Seeds", Chazi 茶籽, is a travel along the flavours of 20 excellent teas that we will brew together in five virtual meetings.
It is designed for whom wants to deepen his or her knowledge of the ancient tea terroir of China, learning how to brew properly each tea.
The topics focus on brewing techniques, the different ceramics and teaware production districts, the environment for tea drinking and of course we'll talk about the teas we are going to brew, indulging in our beloved leaves and their century-old history.
The next edition is scheduled for January 2023 in Italian language.
New editions of the course in English will be scheduled during the course of this year. For more information, book a video call with our teacher, Vivian Zhang. Vivian is a Chinese tea-master and a tea grower with Eastern Leaves, and her aim is to give you the most solid knowledge-base possible to start your own independent travel in this charming world of fragrances. She will be glad to talk about the course and to support you in choosing the learning path that better suits your needs.
The course in English is held on Zoom; you will receive at home our deluxe box with the 20 teas necessary for the course, and we will always be available during the week to support your learning.
If for some reasons you cannot attend to one class, we will provide you with a recording.
At the end of the course we will release a digital certification by Eastern Leaves as per your participation.
Basic Package: 5 classes + 20 teas
Gaiwan Package: basic package + gaiwan
Deluxe Package: basic package + ceremony set*
*The set includes: gaiwan, gongdaobei/faircup, tea-towel, brewing tray, two cups.
Seats are limited: purchase your course here, or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive further information, we will be glad to talk to you and to start together this charming path.
Following your purchase we will get in touch to define details, and to support your learning.
Note: this course is designed for who wishes to receive an extensive knowledge on Chinese teas, while our Xiaoye and Daye long-term courses are aimed to a deeper study of the Chinese terroirs, geography, language, history and tea-technique, committing as a Chinese professional would do.
November 2022: Tea Seeds 茶籽, a Journey into Chinese Tea - Italian
I finally have time to give my review of the Chazi course I followed between September/October 2021.
In 5 lessons, this course provides you with a first broad introduction to the world of tea and teaware, with a focus on how to brew tea with a Gong Fu Cha style. I loved the way the lectures were structured. Vivian was very kind and always ready to answer your questions and curiosities. Alice's translations into Italian were always very clear, highlighting the more important concepts. Besides the more formal learning experience, Vivian and Alice will always have time for questions during the weeks of the course, confirming their true passion for the world of tea. Finally, needless to say, the teas you will taste will be amazing (it's also a great opportunity to drink different types of tea and choose which ones are your favorite!). Highly raccomanded if you are looking for a solid start to deepen your knowledge about tea.
Dear Andrea, thank you for your kind review, we have been so glad to meet you and now to read your words. We try to improve our course Tea Seeds at every new session, and your review encourages us to do so even more, selecting new teas and refining our teaching method.
Our best regards, we wish to see you for further infusions :-)
I have spent 5 great Saturday mornings learning from Vivian. Loved it! It was so informative, I learned a lot about Chinese teaware and Chinese tea. And besides that, I would say it was what I could best describe with the Dutch word 'gezellig'. Would recommend it to every Chinese tealover who wants to dig a little deeper.
Vivian is a warm, kind and knowledgeable teacher who inspired me to explore the world of Chinese tea even more. I would highly recommend this course.
I am very thankful for the opportunity to learn from Eastern Leaves. Over 5 weeks we shared 25 cups of excellent tea. This was truly time well spent! So inspiring!