Week of October 22 - This Week in Bay Area Tea Events

This week in Bay Area Tea Events: 

  • Every Monday: Chanoyu Guest Experience (SF)

  • Every Tuesday: Gongfu Tuesday @ Key Tea (San Rafael)

  • Every Tuesday: Tea-J Tuesdays at The Well (Oakland)

  • Every Saturday: Tea Tasting and Lecture at Sophie's Cuppa Tea (Montclair/Oakland)

Special This Week: 

  • 10/23 - All Things Tea (Santa Cruz)

  • 10/27 - WAGASHI CLASS (SF)

  • 10/27 - Making wagashi and the Japanese Way of Tea basics (Moraga)

  • 10/28 - October Tea Tasting w/ East Bay Tea Meetup (Join EBTM on Facebook for address)

See more events at the Chaolystea Community Tea Calendar or Subscribe to our Newsletter to get this straight to your inbox every week!

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Do cafe-goers actually want to engage in making small cup tea themselves?

As many of you know, I’ve been working in a teahouse in Berkeley since April. Every day I’m at the shop, I attempt to teach people small cup brewing. Please note my precise language here. I'm not kidding myself that I am teaching them Gongfu Cha, which is a discipline. Gongfu Cha, as I have come to more deeply understand, is not simply brewing tea “with a small gaiwan” or “with a small clay pot.” So for the purpose of this piece, I will use the term “small cup brewing.”

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Week of October 15 - This Week in Bay Area Tea Events

This week in Bay Area Tea Events: 

  • Every Monday: Chanoyu Guest Experience (SF)

  • Every Tuesday: Gongfu Tuesday @ Key Tea (San Rafael)

  • Every Tuesday: Tea-J Tuesdays at The Well (Oakland)

  • Every Saturday: Tea Tasting and Lecture at Sophie's Cuppa Tea (Montclair/Oakland)

Special This Week: 

  • 10/15 - Oolong Tea Tasting (SF)

  • 10/18 - Chinese Calligraphy Night (SF)

  • 10/19 - Tea In Wonderland presents: A Haunting Halloween Tea Party (SF)

  • 10/20 - Discovering the Japanese Way of Tea course (Moraga)

  • 10/21 - Raw to Ripe: A Pu-erh Tea Journey (Santa Cruz)

  • 10/21 - Tea Time is Timeless (Santa Cruz)

See more events at the Chaolystea Community Tea Calendar or Subscribe to our Newsletter to get this straight to your inbox every week!

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Guest Interview on Cuppa Cha Talking Tea Book Reviews

I had the pleasure of joining Tania Stacey on her Cuppa Cha Youtube channel to talk about my project reviewing English language tea books. Watch now for my Top 3 picks of must-have books and tips for how to NOT break your budget while learning more about tea. Thanks again Tania for the fun conversation!

Read my ongoing English language tea book reviews here! More coming soon!

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Tickets available for SF International Tea Festival in November

Can’t ignore my local tea festival, of course…

Tickets for the San Francisco International Tea Festival are on sale.

The event is November 3 and 4 - two days this year. Sound off in the comments what day you will be there if you are going!

I plan to attend on Sunday the 4th but I will be helping with vendor load in on Friday evening the 2nd. Hope to see you there!

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