This is neither the 4-hour course you heard about matcha nor the 1-minute flash version with electrical frother. We will spend some time experience some beauties of the matcha in a simplified traditional way. Let’s put it this way - ‘business casual’. We will taste, we will listen, we will talk and we will just let the matcha lead our experience. This is for the curious minds for tea and the lovers of tea who just want to hang out.
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Let us read poems and sip tea together on a quiet and hopefully bright Sunday afternoon. We will allow our hearts and minds and pens to do the rest.
Join us with Isaac Myers III, a writer, poet, and founder and editor of Curlew Quarterly, a journal that celebrates lives, homes, and work of poets, writers, and distinct professionals living in New York City.
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Spring is here and nature is showing its full colors again. As we marvel the change of season, Asae Takahashi, ikebana artist, will reveal her appreciation for nature and how she uses flowers to express herself. Joyce Maio, tea advocator and enthusiast will share her experience with the spirit of tea and its mindful journey. Traditional tea and snacks will be served.
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In a repurposed industrial icebox outside the Brooklyn Navy Yard, under the art installation of Yuko Nishikawa’s work Spore, with tea… What experience it will bring??
Inspired by Yuko Nishikawa’s work at Cooler Gallery, we are going to continue our conversation with tea about time, space, life like spore...
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Gather with the Puerh lovers from New York Tea Society and bring your favorite puerh to share. We will have a couple of tea-making stations for this gathering. It would be fun!
If you are new to puerh and are curious to learn more about it, this will be a great experience for you.
A $10 fee will be requested upon submitting your RSVP. $5 will be returned to you at the event if you have brought a puerh tea to share with the group.
Ting will join Asae Takahashi of Hanadojo on ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement at Forest Salon, a monthly salon hosted by ceramic artist Yuko Nishikawa. Ting will share how she find her path in tea and what draws her into the beauties of it. Of course, there is tea.
An afternoon tea tasting with Sara Shacket
English Tea? What are the history and tradition we are all familiar with but not quite understand why? What are all the stories behind them? Let's share an afternoon tea tasting with our special host Sara Shacket. Sara is a tea sommelier, tea consultant and tea writer lives in Brooklyn. Light snack would be served.
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Puerh can be so mysterious to know.
From deep forests of foreign lands, bounded with the history of its own land, Han and Tibet, lived with the everyday lives of different groups of people there, had been relatively hidden from the outside world, yet has changed so much in the last couple of decades. It is time for us to know more about it no matter you love it all or hate its chaos and fame.
We will be able to understand how the geography, culture and history shaped the Puerh tea we know today. Confused about the names & regions? It's okay. You are covered here with illustrated maps and the key materials of this workshop to take home for your exploration on your own.
Yes, boil the leaf! Like how we cook medicine in the old time and like how many cultures are still doing. What we are going to discover? Besides workshop on boiling the leaf, this would be a kickoff event for our tea culture series in 2019.
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Mark it in your calendar! This is the last one before we resume the program in Sep! Come celebrate what tea has brought us and let's share some special moment before we heading into summer!
Guqin artist from 7's Art will join us to share some tunes from old time. We can step into the garden for tea if weather is permitted. Would love to see everyone there! If you have one or two teas you would love to share with others, we will setup a market at the end that you can exchange teas to take home.
Join members of the COOP's International Trade Education Squad (ITES) as we participate in a monthly TeaXchange at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture. Come taste tea while we go through the history of tea & Fair Trade and discuss about actions as consumers can play for change. Live Q&A with Elyse Petersen (International Tea Trade Expert) & growers.