Aged Tea and Chocolate Pairing

1 hour virtual event

Event short description

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Hosted by Mansa Tea

Have you tried pairing chocolate with aged tea? Because we think they are a match made in heaven as their flavor and texture profiles complement each other perfectly.

Virtual event

This host typically use zoom, but we can integrate with other systems.

Book now - adjust headcount later

Headcount can be adjusted up to 5 days before the event.

Group size

This event supports 9 - 400 participants.

Group participation level

Medium - Guests will be sent a kit or prompted to participate in this event.

Event duration

1 hour

Kit included

A kit to accompany the event will be delivered to each guest prior to the event date.

Full details

How it works

Ashley, the founder and tea sommelier will lead the tea-tasting workshop. You can follow her instructions throughout the whole event. Each attendee will receive a tasting kit with an assortment of 9 specialty chocolate and three aged single-origin teas.

In this workshop, you will taste three of our teas alongside five different chocolates from Thierry Atlan that complement the teas best.

You will also learn:

  • the art of tea pairing
  • how to pair tea with chocolate
  • the flavor notes to expect from the pairing

Each attendee will receive a tasting kit with an assortment of 9 specialty chocolate and  three aged single-origin teas

  • [Yiwu 2018] Ancient Tree Raw Pu’er (1oz)
  • [Bulang 2017] Raw Pu’er (1oz)
  • [Menghai 2009] Old Tree Ripe Pu’er (1oz)

For an in-person event, a gift bag with take-home teas (1oz each, 3oz total) is available as an add-on option.

Kit contents

Each guest of the event will receive these items in a shipment to their address.

  • [Yiwu 2018] Ancient Tree Raw Pu’er (1oz)
  • [Bulang 2017] Raw Pu’er (1oz)
  • [Menghai 2009] Old Tree Ripe Pu’er (1oz)
  • Assortment of 9 Specialty Chocolate Pairings
Supported dietary restrictions:
  • Not supported

Shipping & delivery

This event includes a shipment to each guest's address. You'll have to provide addresses 12 days prior to the event to allow for shipping and delivery.

Shipping policy or exclusions

We have a lead time of 12 days for domestic and at least 28 days for international shipments. Event dates less than the standard lead time will be subject to expedited shipping. We ship to every country except for OFAC-restricted countries: Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Ukraine (Crimea and Sevastopol only) Please send us an inquiry for international shipping so we can send an estimated shipping fee with additional expedite cost.

International shipping is available but is not included in the price and will incur additional costs
Expedited shipping is available but is not included in the price and will incur additional costs
Custom messages are available to include in shipments

Things you'll need

Each guest will need to supply the items below to participate fully in this event.

  • Aged tea and assorted chocolates you received
  • Kettle filled with water (you can start boiling the water at the start of the class)
  • Teaware (Gaiwan or strainer; bring what you have and what you would like to use. I will give tips on how best to brew using your own teaware)
  • Teacups
  • Plate to save your tea leaves (recommended to save some tea for later)

How to join

This event is delivered using the video platform: Zoom

Prefer to use your own platform? This host supports the following options:

  • Google Meet
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Cisco Webex

Other things you will need to join:

  • Link to this event, provided after purchase
  • Internet connected device, tablets and phones are supported
  • Internet connection
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Your host Mansa Tea

Ashley Lim is a Certified Tea Sommelier and the founder of Mansa Tea, a handcrafted aged tea company. Having an aged tea enthusiast father who has been sourcing tea for the last 17 years, she grew up drinking aged tea and understands first-hand how confusing aged tea can be for many tea drinkers. In 2018, she founded Mansa Tea to help demystify aged tea and elevate tea experiences for enthusiasts.

Over the last four years, she has worked with Michelin-starred restaurants and 5-star hotels on their tea programs and offered tea education workshops to Fortune500 companies, high-growth startups, and tea lovers worldwide.

Ashley has been featured and quoted on numerous tea and business topics in outlets including Forbes, Business Insider, USA Today, and Food Network. She has an MBA from The Wharton School and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University.