31 Jan 2015 Gong Fu Tea Ceremony workshop, Hobart – Booked Out
28 Feb 2015 Eat, Drink, Tea, Collins Quarter. Part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, mingle in the Magnolia courtyard for an afternoon of tea-infused cocktails and canapes – with tea expert David Thompson (of Larsen & Thompson teas) in residence to talk about his teas.
17 March & 15 April 2015 A World of Tea, Williamstown Library. To celebrate Multicultural Week, join us in this taster of exploring different cultures through the teacup. Ph 1300462542 for bookings.
27 May 2014 Mindful Tea Ceremonies to celebrate and support Mindful in May and their fundraiser for Charity Water. In this informal Chinese Gong Fu tea ceremony, you will feel the calming effect of watching this ‘moving meditation’. Sarah will guide you how to engage all your senses in experiencing the tea, to bring you fully and mindfully into the present moment.
6 May 2014 TEA 101: EXPLORING THE WORLD OF TEA Collaborating with Everyday Coffee to present a special public Tea 101 class offering insights and education on the four major styles of tea; white, green, oolong and black.
29 April 2014 A COFFEE-MAKER’S INTRODUCTION TO TEA Collaborating with Everyday Coffee to present a special Tea 101 class catering to baristas, brewers & coffee-makers, offering insights and education on the four major styles of tea; white, green, oolong and black.
Sacred Tea Ritual at Yoga Camp, 21-23 March 2014. Tea is quiet and subtle, beautiful and deep. In sacred tea ritual, we create space to open our hearts and connect to our true selves, to nature and each other through tea. Ritual honed over millennia to invite the purity of our true self to meet that of the tea.
Tea and Zen One Flavour October 5th, 2013. Part of The Festival of Ideas, this collaboration between the Melbourne Zen Centre, Melbourne University and Ueda Soko Ryu Japanese tea ceremony school created a beautiful experience of sitting and walking meditation in the Sidney Myer Centre for Asian Studies garden. While Ueda Soko school served Japanese matcha tea, I brewed Chinese tea Gong Fu style in a mindful tea offering to the participants.
As part of the Australasian Specialty Tea Association founding committee, I was very excited to be running the Melbourne Tea and Flavour event on September 22, 2013. We started the afternoon with tea cocktails, moved on to a blind tea tasting challenge and then enjoyed some incredible matches of cheese and tea pairing.