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Gaiwan tea brewing fundamentals

  • Fort Bend Coffee Roasters 8182 W Grand Parkway S., Suite 200 Richmond, TX 77406 USA (map)

Tickets: $20 (pay at class)
Duration: 1 hour

Want to learn how to make amazing loose tea at home? We are offering a class to introduce the Eastern style of tea brewing using one of the best tools, the gaiwan. You've seen one before, you just may not remember it. Think back to those campy kung fu movies with the bad voice-overs and there is the old sifu sitting down sipping his tea while his student gets the tar beat out of him. He is sipping his tea from a gaiwan. A traditional lidded cup that has been used for tea brewing for centuries.

The gaiwan is excellent for green and oolong teas but can work well for all types of tea that are derived from the Camellia Sinensis plant (not herbal teas). The gaiwan is a small vessel that is meant to hold a large quantity of tea leaves that are steeped multiple times to bring out layers of flavor and aroma in high quality teas.

Your ticket ($20) includes:
1. One porcelain gaiwan
2. Gaiwan brewing guide
3. You will also be able to purchase loose tea by the ounce from our selection.

The class size is capped at 8 people so that everyone gets hands-on experience with their gaiwan. Class will be taught by Bryan Hibbard, owner of Fort Bend Coffee Roasters and a long-time tea lover.