Thursday, June 12, 2014

OOLOONG SOMMELIER - Post WTE 2014 Workshop for TOST friends on 6/1/2014

Back in early March, Josephine and I had thought of having a reunion with our TOST friends while World Tea Expo 2014 takes place in Long Beach and expecting a few of our friends will be in town this May.

After further working on this project, we got a much better idea.  First of all, include a full day training with "Theory" review (which we think is so important, actually it should be the center piece of our tea education.) Then, we will do a group cupping but with individual cupping log on the 6 teas that classified in Taiwan Oolong (based on the oxidation level: Pouchong, Jade Oolong, Classic TungTing, Amber Oolong, Oriental Beauty, and Formosa Bonita.) Following with a session of brainstorming on the tea serving...based on various occasions... as our cases study to help design your own tea menu and tea programs.  After the training in our office, the whole group will be moving over to the restaurant where we have made arrangement to have cuisines pairing with Ooloong.  This will give everyone  a good experience and to sum up this OOLOONG SOMMELIER training.

The following slide has documented this Post WTE 2014 program.  It is our first ever OOLOONG SOMMELIER training, and we believe it is a good experiment and the pattern can always be modified.  We thank our participants - Chris, Karen, Lisa, Lynn, Susie and Tania.  Also we are grateful to our staff: Dr. Liu and Karen Shu for helping out.

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