Tea Tasting

Virtual Tea Class


Organizing a private tea class? 

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

Private Gaiwan Brewing Technique (1-4 guests)

Did you know that you can easily waste a $1,000 tea without a proper brewing technique?

If you are intimidated by brewing loose leaf tea, Gaiwan brewing can be the solution for you. 

  • Learn to brew different types of tea without memorizing brewing parameters and water temperatures.
  • With our easy step-by-step process, learn how to use a Gaiwan properly without spills and finger burns
  • With our 5-step tasting technique, enjoy the full potential loose tea leaves and taste more from the same tea (yes, from the same tea!)

    Sign up to confidently use a Gaiwan like a tea sommelier at your next family and friends gathering!

    Each attendee will receive a brewing kit, which includes the following tea and teaware, as part of this tea experience.

    This 1-hour workshop is our customers' favorite workshop as attendees walk away with a practical brewing technique using the most versatile teaware!


    Private Aged Tea Tasting (1-4 guests)

    Are you looking for a fun, inclusive, and delicious tasting event for your friends and family?

    We highly recommend our Aged Tea Tasting class, where you deep-dive into the world of aged tea and explore your new favorite tea. 

    During this 1-hour tasting session, you and your guests will

    • Learn about the history and making of aged tea
    • Correctly brew aged tea
    • Taste 3 different aged teas

    You will also notice the nuances and flavors of these teas that make them unique. 

    Each attendee will receive a tasting kit, which includes the following 3 aged teas, as part of this tasting experience:

    This kit does not include teaware. But should you wish to add teaware to your tea experience, we recommend the Gaiwan Brewing Technique workshop (above).  


    No added fees. No service charge. 

    For private workshops, 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. 

    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.

    US Domestic Holiday Shipping Schedule

    Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 25:

    • Standard Shipping - Thursday, December 16 before 2PM EST
    • UPS 3rd Day - Tuesday, December 21 before 4PM EST
    • UPS 2nd Day - Wednesday, December 22 before 4PM EST
    • UPS Next Day - Thursday, December 23 before 4PM EST

    International Holiday Shipping Schedule:

    Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 25: 

    • Express Shipping (Worldwide) - December 21
    • Standard Shipping (Canada) - December 7
    • Standard Shipping (UK) - December 13
    • Standard Shipping (Europe) - December 6
    • Standard Shipping (Australia / New Zealand) - November 19
    • Standard Shipping (Rest of the World) - December 1st


    Delivery Timeline

    Due to COVID-19, the updated delivery timeline is as follows:

    • US  2-5 business days
    • Canada  5-10 business days (Standard) / 3-5 business days (Express)
    • Worldwide  10-20 business days (Standard) / 3-5 business days (Express)

    We ship out the next business day morning. 

    For last-minute gifts, we recommend our digital gift cards.


    Shipping Fee

    Our regular shipping fee is as follows:

    • US  $5, or free shipping over $75 purchase
    • Worldwide  quoted at checkout, or free shipping over $150 purchase

    All the international orders are fulfilled as DDP (Delivered Duty Paid). Pre-paying duties upfront allows international shipments to be delivered door to door and not held at the customs. 

    If you wish to receive a more accurate quote for your international shipment, add the products you would like to purchase to the cart and head to the Checkout page. Once you fill out your address, you should see both the standard and express international DDP shipping costs.

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