Is it white, green, puer or oolong? Test your skill in identifying styles of tea. Staff from The Tao of Tea will be on hand in Lan Su Chinese Garden’s Hall of Brocade Clouds to facilitate this fun tea guessing game. There will be a chance to win prizes for correct guesses!
The Tao of Tea is a Portland based tea company that promotes the art and culture of tea. Nationally recognized as specialty merchants of tea focusing on organic, Fair Trade certified teas, owner Verindeer Chawla travels to different tea growing regions in search of the best tasting teas. The Tao of Tea’s emphasis is to find teas still made in old-style methods and to help preserve the pure leaf art form. In China, they mainly work with tea farmers in Yunnan, Fujian, Hunan, Zhejiang, Anhui and Guangdong. Each area has its own tea culture, history and distinct flavor profiles which come through with each pot or cup.