Gaiwan Brewing Technique

1 hour virtual event

Event short description

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Hosted by Mansa Tea

Tea aficionados know that loose leaf tea offers a superior taste to tea brewed from tea bags. Yet many new and long-time tea drinkers are unaware of gaiwan, a simple yet elegant brewing tea set.

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 14 days before the event.

Group size

This event supports 7 - 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

During this interactive class, you will learn about

  • the history of Gaiwan
  • 3 ways to brew with a Gaiwan
  • 5 steps to properly taste tea

Enjoy the full potential of high-quality single-origin aged tea by learning to brew using a gaiwan and learn to become a tea connoisseur in this hands-on class!

Your Certified Tea Sommelier will cover the history and different methods of brewing and, of course, a tea tasting experience that is both informative and fun.

Kit contents

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

  • Everyday Porcelain Gaiwan tasting kit
  • 1oz of aged tea [Yiwu 2018] Wild Lao Raw Pu'er
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.

  • The Gaiwan and the tea you received
  • Kettle filled with room temperature water (or a water-filled pot over a stove)
  • Cup of Room Temperature Water (for brewing practice)
  • Teacup (similar or larger in size than the Gaiwan)
  • Bowl (to capture extra water)
  • Tray (to contain any potential water spillages)
  • Tea Towel (or any towel for drying)
  • Scale (optional)

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.