Level III: Professional Series : Pu’erh Teas

This one-day course explores a category of tea of increasing prominence in the U.S. market: Pu’erh. These aged teas, unique to China, are no longer so rare and unusual amongst to-day's tea drinkers, and are appreciated amongst connoisseurs and healthy lifestyle devotees alike. The specialized production of pu'erh teas (both green and dark forms, loose leaf and pressed) will be covered, and sensory evaluation will include both standard and more ex-ploratory cupping techniques. Some of the constantly evolving science of pu'erh, as well as common misconceptions, will also be discussed.

Level III: Professional Series : Pu’erh Teas
Class Schedule

8 – 8:20am: Introductions and Orientation
8:20 – 9:30am: Section 1
Introduction, Overview and History of Tea in Yunnan Province
Development of Sheng Pu’erh Tea Manufacture

9:30 – 10:00am Break
10:00 am – 11:30pm: Section 2 Tasting Sheng pu’erhs

11:30 to 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 to 3:00pm: Section 3
Development of Shou Pu’erh Tea Manufacture Tasting Shou pu’erhs

3:00 – 3:30pm: Break
3:30 – 5:00pm: Section 4: More about Pu’erh Tea
Review and Test

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