Begin your lunar new year celebration a little early and taste some fabulous teas from Taiwan while learning all about tea preparation. THOMAS SHU, the Ambassador of Taiwan Tea, will demonstrate tea basics in this hands-on workshop at Crowell Public Library Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. Volunteers will be selected from the audience to prepare four different teas in six steps. Everyone will witness "The Agony of Leaves" live and in color, and learn to savor and appreciate teas like fine wines. Come and explore the aromas of an array of teas that can soothe or stimulate, but always tantalize your taste buds and elevate your well being.
Thomas Shu has presented tea workshops for almost every university in California and other institutions, such as Princeton, Duke and Harvard. He is a third-generation tea specialist from Taiwan, where his family has been conducting tea business for more than sixty years. He works with many major tea companies and importers from Asia, Europe, and the United States. In 2007, Mr. Shu received an honorary title, “Ambassador of Taiwan Tea,” from Taiwan Tea Manufacturers Association in recognizing his dedication and contributions for the industry. He is one of the founding members and board directors of American Premium Tea Institute, now known as Specialty Tea Institute.
Thomas Shu and his wife, Josephine Pan, are founders of Taiwan Tea Institute in Los Angeles, Taiwan Oolongs Study Tour, as well as hosts for Azusa Tea Club, a monthly tea meet up.
Start the new year off on a refreshing note!