Tea school!

Лента новостей и медиа 22.12.2019

Dear friends!

We are reopening the tea school! Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 19:00 to 21:00 in the Tea Club on the street. Malaya Dmitrovka. Beginning of classes - January 13, 2020.

School program:

Lesson 1. Monday, 13th of January.

"Introduction to Tea." The main approaches to the study of tea as a phenomenon: socio-economic, historical-cultural, personality-subjective. The principles of tea classification.
Teacher - Natalie Goncharova

Lesson 2. Thursday, January 15.

"Cha Yi": Tea ceremony. Modern brewing styles. Tea utensils: materials and forms. Famous ceramic centers and their products. The practice of comparative tastings.
Teacher - Natalie Goncharova

Lesson 3. Monday, January 20th.

Green, white tea. Classification, features of production technology, useful properties. Ping cha brewing training in gaiwan.
Teacher - Alexey Averkin

Lesson 4. Wednesday, January 22.

Red and yellow tea. History, classification, production features. Ping cha brewing in a clay teapot and in a glass teapot.
Teacher - Julia Malysheva

Lesson 5. Monday, January 27th.

Taiwanese and South Fujian Oolongs. Types, production technologies, similarities and differences. Practical lesson on gongfu cha (traditional tea ceremony, high tea masterpiece).
Teacher - Alexey Averkin

Lesson 6. Wednesday, January 29.
Black tea (hei cha). Classification and production technology of black tea. Training in the preparation of this tea in the ancient way - cooking according to the tea canon of Lu Yu.
Teacher - Alexey Averkin

Lesson 7. Monday, February 3rd.

Puer. The history, features and useful properties of puer. Varieties of puer, Different approaches to cooking.
Teacher - Julia Malysheva

Lesson 8. Wednesday, February 5th.

Wuyishan Oolong. The similarities and differences in the variety of varieties. History, principles of cultivation and production, varietal variety and approaches to cooking.
Teacher - Julia Malysheva

Lesson 9. Monday, February 10th.

Guangdong Oolong Tea. Chao Cha. Variety and differences of sorts. History, cultivation and production, approaches to cooking.
Teacher - Alexey Averkin

Lesson 10. Wednesday, 12th of February.

Lao cha. Aged tea and tea people. "Tea state": internal and external aspects of the tea ritual. "Cha Dao", the philosophy of tea.
Teacher - Natalie Goncharova

Session 11. Monday, February 17.

An introduction to the Japanese tea tradition. The origins and formation of the Japanese tea ceremony. The concept of "dogu" and the associated customs. Types of green powder tea and features of their application.
Teacher - Evgenia Pryadko

Session 12. Wednesday, February 19th.

Yerba Mate. The history of the drink and the legend. Authentic use of Yerba Mate. Chuck War and Terere. Modern Mate Culture.
Teacher - Evgenia Pryadko

Lesson 13. Monday, 24 February.

"Profession: Tester." Organoleptic and evaluation of tea. Subjective sensations and established terminology. Olfactory card and “wheel of tastes” from the standpoint of a traditional Chinese doctor and a modern taster. Water: mineralization and softness, temperature, exposure, optimal extraction.
Teacher - Natalie Goncharova

Lesson 14. Wednesday, February 26th.

"Tales of the old teapot." Applied aspects of the Chinese worldview in tea attributes. Fundamentals of ancient Chinese natural philosophy ("Chinese numerology"). The "magic" of calligraphy "and well-meaning ornaments. "Annunciation" creatures, deities and spirits, cultural heroes. Symbolism of plants and animals. Children. Shan Shui.
Teacher - Natalie Goncharova

Lesson 15. Monday, 2nd of March.

"Xiang Dao." Aromatic culture of China and tea ceremony. Types of incense, aromatic raw materials, tools and methods of ignition.
Teacher - Natalie Goncharova

Lesson 16. Wednesday, March 4th.

Chinese and Russian tea additives and herbal teas. General principles of preparation and use. Herbal tasting.
Teacher - Julia Malysheva

Classes will be held at the Tea Culture Club on the street. Malaya Dmitrovka.
The cost of the full course will be 32500 rubles. It is possible to attend separate classes: the cost of one lesson will be - 2500 rubles.
You can register for school by email

Now let's get to know our teachers: 

Natalie Goncharova - professionally engaged in tea for the last 20 years, from 2013 to the present is the editor of the site and titester. She traveled extensively (alone and with groups) to tea places in China, Taiwan and Japan. 

Julia Malysheva - professionally in tea since 2010, the experience of teaching tea mastery - 5 years. 

Alexey Averkin - the senior tea master of the first tea club in Russia, who has worked with tea since 2010. Experience in conducting tea schools since 2012. 

Evgenia Pryadko - tea master, experience in working with tea since 2005, experience in teaching the basics of tea action for 6 years.

Adress: metro Pushkinskaya, Malaya Dmitrovks str., 24/2 build.2, entrance from the yard from the street Malaya Dmitrovka. More information about how to reach us:

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