Date(s) - September 13, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Malawi. Occasionally confused with Mali or Maui, this southeast African nation follows the dramatic contours of the Great Rift Valley with enormous mountains and a lake 2,300’ deep and 360 miles long.
At this fun and free hour-long workshop, you’ll relax at home sipping and learning about the science and art of crafting Malawi tea, a delicious artisanal crop. Malawi’s Honorary Consul Jordan Price and VIP guests Felix Lindeire and Kim Westerman will share insider secrets to enhance your tasting experience.
You’ll learn cultivars, varietals, and specific processing details which make this tea special.
The five teas, fresh from Malawi, have been selected with Summer in mind. Some of the teas are perfect iced–and others as the chief component for a summertime cocktail. Recipes will be provided, along with a grid for recording your tea tasting experience.
(If you joined us for the June 14 tea tasting, please note the five teas selected are different. There are no repeats!)
You might already drink tea, but how often do you pause, relax, and discover the flavors and aromas–and stories–present in each cup or think about the farmers who grew and harvested the crop?
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Kim Westerman is managing editor of Coffee Review, a licensed Q-grader, longtime food, wine and travel writer, and a certified sommelier. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Forbes, the San Francisco Chronicle, Bay Area Bites, and many other publications. She happily brings her sensory training in wine, coffee, and olive oil to this tea tasting.
Felix Lindeire was born in Malawi and grew up alongside a tea farm. He will share his experience plucking tea and living amongst the tea estates. Felix is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the Greater Washington Association of Certified Public Accountants. He began his career as an Auditor in Malawi with Deloitte & Touche.
Win a Book!
One lucky participant will win a new copy of Marika Price and Zach Spitulski’s “Pangy the Pangolin.” With Zach’s design background and Marika’s love of happy stories, they turned a few notebook scribbles into a watercolor illustrated children’s book. It’s their dream to inspire more kids (and adults!) to love pangolins and they couldn’t be more excited to share Pangy’s story with you.