Would you like to learn fascinating facts about the history of tea and tea itself? On this tour we will learn where it was born, how it came to Europe, and particularly England, how its popularity changed over time, where it was consumed, stored and sold. We will start it with tasting some amazing teas and then will continue with our journey.
On this walk you will find out:
• what the relationship between ornamental Camellia and the tea bush is, and actually meet a tea bush from Darjeeling. You will have a chance to compare both on the spot!
• what is the difference between Chinese and Indian teas
• how did Englishmen steal tea from the Chinese and what are they drinking now
• why it was that coffee houses and not tea houses first appeared in England
• how did the marriage of Charles II influence tea’s popularity
• which tea rooms inspired Charles Dickens
• which tea house Margaret Thatcher worked at and as who
• what is the connection between tea and the Tate Tate
….. and lots more!
We will end our walk in a beautiful cafe in a hidden place and have a pot of REAL Earl Grey tea – made with Citrus Bergamot Oil (you will see how different it is from what you usually buy in supermarkets as Earl Grey!). We will also have amazingly tasty pastries and cakes of your choice with our tea.
All tea and one delicious desert of your choice are included in the price.
During this tour we will be spending more time at each site as the sites are situated close to each other.
I will be extremely happy to see you all!
Lera is a a tea expert and a professional, who in search for The Way of Tea travelled all over the world and studied with tea masters both in London and in China. She is a tea meditator and inspirator, as she calls herself. She guides historical and tasting tea tours, leads tea meditations and ceremonies, and writes about tea and its rich, deep side. On her tours you will get the whole experience, learning about all sides of tea! I have been living in London for almost 20 years now, worked in the City in finance sector. After some time I realised that it's not for me! My search took me to Indian Himalayas to study Japanese form of dance called Butoh, to Beijing to study circus arts and tea mastery, to India again to study yoga and meditation, and back to London to share what I learned and experienced with you! Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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