Tea Tasting

Virtual Tea Class

4.9
Rated 4.9 stars
139 Reviews
$230

Are you looking for a fun, interactive, and delicious tasting event?

Deep-dive into the world of aged tea with Ashley, our Founder & Certified Tea Sommelier. 

During our 1-hour session together, you and your guests will walk away with a new level of appreciation for tea as we walk through tea history, culture, brewing, and tasting experiences

You can choose from the three tea workshops below:

  • Gaiwan Brewing Technique
  • Aged Tea Tasting
  • Aged Tea Pairing

Once signed up, each attendee will receive a tasting kit. Should you wish to add teaware to the kits, we recommend signing up for the Gaiwan Brewing Technique workshop.

 

No added fees. No service charge. 

For workshops with 1-4 guests, please note the following under Special Instructions upon checkout.

  • Desired date and time of the event (with lead time of 2 weeks)
  • Shipping addresses for tea kits
  • Email addresses of participants (for sharing Zoom and package tracking information)

All of Mansa's tea workshops are led by our founder Ashley, a certified tea sommelier, and are held in the EST timezone. 

 

Organizing a large private event? 

Available for as low as $30-50/person depending on the size of the group. 

Private Aged Tea Tasting + Gaiwan Brewing Technique

For small group classes of 1-4 guests, you can book your event with us directly on this page. We recommend selecting date + time options 2 weeks in advance (3 weeks for international guests) to ensure timely delivery of your tea packages. Once we receive your order, we will work with you to finalize the class time and receive email and shipping addresses of each participant.For larger group and custom events, please fill out a Private Event Request Form.

Private BYO Tea Class

For small group classes up to 15 guests, you can book your event with us directly on this page. We recommend selecting date + time options at least a week in advance. Once we receive your order, we will work with you to finalize the class time.For larger group and custom events, please fill out a Private Event Request Form.

Day of Tea Class: We will send a calendar invite with a Zoom link to all the participants at least a week in advance of the workshop. If you haven't received the email, please check your spam folder first, and then contact us at concierge@mansatea.com. Then, use the link to join the class on time.

Non-Private Group Tea TastingsPlease visit our Mansa Tea Society page to learn more about joining our monthly tea tasting sessions. For the remainder of the year, we won't be offering any non-private group tea tastings aside from the Mansa Tea Society offerings.

Shipping Policy

If you are ordering the workshop materials from us, we advise placing the order by the following days to ensure timely delivery:

US: 1 week in advance (2 weeks recommended to account for any potential delivery issues)Worldwide: 3 weeks in advance (especially given COVID-19)

We ship out the next day morning. All of our private workshops include free shipping (US + Worldwide).

Cancellation Policy: Event tickets are nonrefundable but transferrable (pre-shipment). If you are unable to attend, please let us know to when to reschedule your session to and/or whom you would like to transfer the tickets.

Types of Workshops

Gaiwan Brewing Technique

Did you know that you can waste a $1,000 tea without a proper brewing technique? If you are intimidated by brewing loose leaf tea, this workshop is for you.

- Learn to brew different types of tea without memorizing brewing parameters and temperatures
- Learn to use a Gaiwan properly without spills and finger burns
- Enjoy the full potential loose tea leaves and taste more from the same tea(!)

Sign up to confidently use a Gaiwan like a tea sommelier! Each attendee will receive a brewing kit, which includes a Gaiwan and 1oz of aged tea.

Aged Tea Tasting

Deep-dive into the world of aged tea with a 1-hour guided tea tasting session led by our Certified Tea Sommelier.

During this session, you and your guests will
- Learn about the history and making of aged tea
- Correctly brew aged tea
- Taste 3 different aged teas

Each attendee will receive a tasting kit, which includes 3 aged teas (1oz each).

Chocolate or Honey

Aged Tea Pairing

Have you tried pairing chocolate with aged tea? What about honey and tea? Because we think they are a match made in heaven as their flavor and texture profiles complement each other perfectly.

In this workshop, you will taste three of our teas alongside different chocolates or honey.

You will also learn:
- The art of tea pairing
- How to pair tea with chocolate or honey
- The flavor notes to expect from the pairing

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    Natalie
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    5 hours ago
    Informative and Fun

    I attended the Virtual Tea Class through my work. I had so much fun learning from Ashley about Gaiwan and aged tea. I am so excited to continue using my Gaiwan and showing my family and friends what I have learned. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in learning more about aged tea or are tea enthusiasts!

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    13 seconds ago

    Hi Natalie,

    Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad that you enjoyed our Gaiwan Brewing Technique workshop!

    We would love to hear from you, your friends, and your family soon!

    If you have any tea-related questions, please reach out to concierge@mansatea.com. We are always happy to help!

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    Barbara S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    2 months ago
    It was TEA-rific!

    We booked this event as an employee appreciation and Ashley did not disappoint. We learned so much about the full ritual of Gaiwan tea brewing. It was very informative and relaxing. Our team raved about it afterward!

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    Mansa Tea
    Hi Barabara, Happy to hear you and your team enjoyed our Gaiwan Brewing Technique workshop and learned so much from it! We're looking forward to more tea tasting workshops with you and your team!
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    Hannah
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Gaiwan Brewing Workshop

    Really enjoyed learning about the gaiwan method of tea brewing with my team.

    Ashley was so knowledgeable and explained everything so eloquently. I learned things about tea I would have never considered before!

    Can't wait to try this technique with other teas! Thank you!

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    Mansa Tea
    Hi Hannah, Thank you for your lovely words. Glad to hear that you enjoyed and learned so much from our Gaiwan Brewing Technique workshop. Looking forward to hearing more about your tea tasting experience using the Gaiwan brewing method. Let us know how it goes!
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    Autumn
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Interesting & Informative

    What a wonderful class! Thank you for educating and entertaining us. This tea class really awakens and intrigues all the senses! I look forward to using this method again in the very near future.

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    Mansa Tea
    Hi Autumn, Thank you for the kind words! We are glad that our class awoke your tea enthusiast senses! We're looking forward to hearing more about your tea tasting experience with the Gaiwan. Let us know how it goes!
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    Hazel T.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    5 months ago
    Aged Tea workshop

    Workshop was great! Really interesting to explore so much more of the flavor and smell of tea than I normally bother with, and to try a different variety of tea than I normally would. One of the best online workshop events I've participated in during the pandemic. Highly recommended.

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    Mansa Tea
    Hi Hazel, Thank you for your fantastic feedback! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the workshop and found it interesting to explore different flavors and varieties of tea than you usually would. We do our best to provide a positive online workshop experience every time, and it's great when we get good feedback like yours. If there's anything else we can do for you, please let us know. We hope to see you again at our next event!
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