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Classes

Floating Leaves Tea and Shiuwen Tai are now offering classes and lectures on a variety of topics. All classes and tastings require advance registration. Contact tea@floatingleaves.com to register. We offer three different levels of tea education

Tea Tastings - $5/person
Tea tastings are intended as a way for you to decide between teas when you're interested in purchasing tea. The $5 charge covers tasting up to three teas: we will brew a few cups of each tea for you so you can pick your favorite. Tea tastings are offered on a drop-in basis during tea tasting hours listed on the front page.

Tea Classes - $15/person (depending on topic)
Tea classes cover general or introductory topics, and last 1-1.5 hours for a minimum of two people. Tea classes cover topics such as Introduction to Taiwanese Oolongs, Introduction to Chinese Teas, or Basic Puer Tasting. Tea classes are the best way to learn more about teas and how to taste teas. You can see the listing of upcoming classes on our website calendar below. E-mail tea@floatingleaves.com to register or to inquire about private classes.

Tea Club - $18/meeting/person
Tea club is a twice-a-month in depth 2-hour meeting focused on intermediate and advanced topics. Tea club is where we will taste the new teas as they come in, as well as addressing topics of interest to members. See the page on the Tea Club for more details.

Upcoming Classes


(If there are no classes listed, please see the list of past classes to get an idea of classes we may offer in the near future.)

Past Classes


April 20 - Introduction to Taiwanese Oolongs
This class is taught in Chinese for the students at the advanced Chinese program at the University of Puget Sound.

June 2, 11:30-12:30 - New Spring High Mountain Oolong blind tasting
This is fun and one of the best ways to try out new teas and figure out what you might like the best. $5 per person and it will go towards your purchase of $20 or more. Due to limited sitting, please do RSVP.

June 2, 1:30-2:30pm - New Spring Baozhong blind tasting.
$5 per person. Please RSVP.

June 16, 11:30am - Tea Tasting for 2012 New Tea
New Spring High Mountain Oolongs: We will be tasting Alishan, ShanLinXi, Lishan, and possibly DaYuLing. These season's high mountain oolongs have great texture. Come taste them all and decide which is your favorite! $5 per person. RSVP please.

June 16, 2pm - Baozhong Tasting
We will be tasting Farmer's Choice Baozhong, Hon. Mention Baozhong, and 2nd. Place Baozhong. $5 per person. RSVP required.

June 16, 3:30pm - Dong Ding tasting
There will be Dong Ding Fragrant, Dong Ding Traditional and Dong Ding Select. $5 per person. RSVP required.

June 17, 11:30am - Tea Tasting for 2012 New Tea
New Spring High Mountain Oolongs: We will be tasting Alishan, ShanLinXi, Lishan, and possibly DaYuLing. These season's high mountain oolongs have great texture. Come taste them all and decide which is your favorite! $5 per person. RSVP please.

June 17, 2pm - Baozhong Tasting
We will be tasting Farmer's Choice Baozhong, Hon. Mention Baozhong, and 2nd. Place Baozhong. $5 per person. RSVP required.

June 17, 3:30pm - Dong Ding tasting
There will be Dong Ding Fragrant, Dong Ding Traditional and Dong Ding Select. $5 per person. RSVP required.

June 29th, 7pm - Baozhong: We will be tasting Farmer's Choice Baozhong, Hon. Mention Baozhong and 2nd. Place Baozhong.
Baozhong tea is produced in the north part of Taiwan and is lightly oxidized Oolong. Baozhong is known for its floral bouquet. At this tea tasting, I will talk about the different between a competition style Baozhong and non competition style Baozhong.

June 30th, 11am - High Mountain Oolong: We will be tasting an Alishan, ShanLinXi, Lishan and DaYuLing.
High Mountain Oolongs are currently the post popular Oolongs in Taiwan. It's lightly oxidized. It can be both floral and fruity. It's a very complex tea and some of them can be quite smooth with a buttery mouthfeel. At this tea tasting, I will be talking about the different tasting notes from different mountains and compare the slight different texture among these high mountain teas.

June 30th, 1:30pm - Dong Ding Oolong: We will be tasting a Dong Ding Fragrant, Dong Ding Select and two Dong Ding Traditional.
At this tea tasting, I will be talking about modern style Dong Ding Vs a Dong Ding that is done traditionally, which will lead to how the flavor of a Dong Ding can change and how it impact the tea broth.

June 30th, 3pm - Aged Oolong Tasting: An Aged Baozhong, An Aged Oolong from MiaoLi region and an Aged Tieguanyin. I might throw in an aged tea that I personally don't think it's very good, just for people to compare.
At this tea tasting, I will talk about how age can change a tea and touch on the subject of an aged Oolong vs a stale oolong.

To sign up, please contact David at Portland Tea Enthusiasts' Alliance (PDX TEA)

SOLD OUT July 14 - Red Label Puer Tasting
I am very excited I am able to get some samples of this rare puer tea from the 50's. I might also brew a couple of other aged teas in this tea tasting( depends on what I can find in Taiwan). $75 per person. This tasting is full. If you are interested, please contact me at tea@floatingleaves.com. We might open a second tea tasting for this rare puer.

July 15th, 2pm - Puer Tasting with Awoono
At this tea tasting, I am pleased to welcome my friend Awoono to bring in several puers to compare.
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