Dec 13, 2016 Tuesday
(Almost full)

Tea 101

6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Veith House
3115 Veith St
Halifax, NS B3K 3G9 CA

Tea is the second most-consumed beverage in the world, after water. From Kenya to Russian to Britain, we all love tea. Learn about the history, preparation and production methods for tea around the world. Taste white, green, oolong, black and pu’erh tea and learn what makes them all different. Then learn some tricks about cooking with tea and food pairings. Bring your steep thoughts.

Bring one of the following:
A story about tea
Chocolate or snacks to share with the group
Questions about tea

About the teacher, Mel Hattie

Mel Hattie is an award-winning photographer and travel journalist based in Halifax. Her work has been published by the CBC, Photographers Without Borders, the Globe & Mail, the Guardian, Post and Courier, The Coast, Anthony Bourdain’s Roads & Kingdoms as well as on her blog, Mel Had Tea. She’s currently studying for her Master’s of Journalism from the University of King’s college. This spring she spent two months at the CBC’s European bureau in London, England during Brexit and the Queen’s 90th birthday, followed by six weeks in Bosnia and Herzegovina for Photographers Without Borders, working with the NGO Project 1948, which has a mandate to reduce ethnic conflict through policy change influenced by photo-voice projects. She’s also a tea aficionado who completed her tea sommelier training with the Tea Association of Canada and is waiting to test for her sommelier certification. Mel is currently working on a project that would take her to all the major tea producing countries in the world, producing documentary stories from each one.