What you'll do
We call it "The Tea World Experience". The idea is to introduce people to the tea world the way we see it and through our experience. You can know little about it, nothing at all, or a lot! We´d love to share knowledge with those travelers who are also keen in the subject! The experience lasts between 2 and 2.30 hours, it will depend on the number of people involved and how much you'd like to stay with us! We do it in small groups of a maximum of 7 people. What we´d like to share with you in this experience is the following: -Introduction to the Tea World -Tea Origins and short history -Tea plant -6 types of tea: processing and manufacturing. -Trying the 6 types of tea (white, green, yellow, oolong, black and dark). We brew Gong Fu style, selecting teaware according to each one. We get most of our teas from our travels, so we share some of it with our guests. We do not sell tea yet, but we do have some teaware for sale from a local ceramist. - Suggested Temperature and brewing time -We always have some small bites to share And of course, when in Uruguay, we´ll be having Mate for those who want to try! We hope to see you soon! If non of our dates fit your sched. just ask!
Osmanthus Tea Project, created by María Victoria and Madelón. Our project started less than a year ago, when we discovered each other and were joined by our unique passion: the tea world. We intend to spread the tea culture around every corner, specially by connecting people with its oriental origins, bonding with meditation and medicine, and getting to experiment the most pure flavours of tea, straight from the mountains and gardens in China, Japan, Sri-Lanka, India, and so on. Madelón got the Tea Sommelier certificate at the UK Tea Academy (UK) and María did in El Club del Té (Argentina). We both took several other courses, highlighting we attended the “2018 Seminar on the Development of Tea Processing and Tea Industry Promotion for countries under Belt & Road initiative” in Zhangzhou College of Sc. and Tech., China. Ig @teaproject.uy
Small bites, usually a mix of nuts in small balls with coconut around. These are vegan, but please inform us if you do have…
We´ll be having lots of tea!
Where you'll be
We recently inaugurated our very own tea studio, at the top of Maria´s house (so take into account you´ll need to get through stairs to a 2nd floor), and we call it "Espacio Osmanthus". It is very cozy and has a beautiful wall painting of Shen Nong, representing the Chinese legend of the origin of tea back in 2737 BC.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 7 guests aged 14 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
If interested in something else tea related, we can tailor the experience as you wish! It could be any special tea tasting such as Pu’Er cakes, Matcha workshop, make sure to check the options with us!
The Tea World Experience
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