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Learn the art of gongfu tea ceremony

Learn the art of gongfu tea ceremony

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Food, drinks, and equipment
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

I've been drinking tea everyday over 20 years and grew up doing the gongfu tea ceremony for friends and family, and visiting teahouses. Over the years, I've accumulated a treasure trove of teaware and tea from all around the US and Asia. I currently have over 15 pounds of tea at home and have befriended teahouse owners across New York.
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What we’ll do

Tea with Inga aims to spread the joy of tea and tea culture through sharing experiences with high quality, loose leaf tea brewed the gongfu way. The ritual of preparing tea with care and attention engages all five senses. More ritual than ceremony, making a simple cup of tea is a way to be present, find calm, and delight in the details. There is no perfect cup of tea, but there are teas for every…

What else you should know

We'll be sampling both caffeinated and non-caffeinated tea. I am happy to tailor to your preferences, but the gongfu tea ceremony is generally done on caffeinated tea so please keep that in mind!

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Snack pairings
Drinks
Tea
Equipment
Teaware

What to bring

comfortable walking shoes

Where you'll be

We'll visit 29B Teahouse and Tea Drunk, both teahouses where I'm friends with the owners. Each teahouse specializes in a different kind of tea and tea culture. Tea Drunk brews rare Chinese tea the traditional gongfu way, while 29B focuses on bringing unique tea from many different countries rather than on the ceremony itself. To wrap it all up, we'll go back my apartment rooftop where you'll learn how to brew tea the gongfu way!

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

We'll be sampling both caffeinated and non-caffeinated tea. I am happy to tailor to your preferences, but the gongfu tea ceremony is generally done on caffeinated tea so please keep that in mind!

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Learn the art of gongfu tea ceremony
New experience
£59/person
New experience
£59/person