Free Tea Tasting Schedule
Harvest Festival Tea Tasting, Saturday Sept. 6th, 12:30am-3:30pm, 20% off for these teas during the tasting hours.
Come celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival this Saturday at Ku Cha House of Tea. This year, the festival will be celebrated on Monday, September 8th, so we thought we would get a head start and celebrate a couple days early. This festival is also called the moon cake festival because this is the time of year that the moon is fullest and brightest. For this tasting we will sample 3 warming fall teas as well as offer free moon cake samples!
Oriental Beauty, Oriental Beauty, also known as Bai Hao, is a famous Formosa Oolong from Mount Ali in northern Taiwan. The leaves, reminiscent of fall foliage, is typically harvested in the summer. Once picked, the leaves are oxidized (around 50-60%), more than other Taiwanese oolongs. The leaves of the tea plants in this region are nibbled by insects, and instead of ruining the tea, it actually enhances the flavor. The result is a tea with a very smooth and sweet flavor, virtually no astringency, and a unique aroma of ripe peaches and honey
Da Yi Ripe Puerh, Da Yi is a shou (ripe) puerh, and is a classic recipe from Menghai Factory. This Da Yi does not have a strong pungency of a just-fermented cake, but has already mellowed a bit. When brewed this cake is sweet and rich. This is the perfect choice for those who already love the rich, earthy taste of shou puerh, but it is also a great one for beginners.
Xing Yang Mao Jian, Xin Yang Mao Jian is one of the top ten most famous teas in China. It is cherished for its refreshing taste and pleasant aroma. The finest and most tender Xin Yang Mao Jian tea leaves are picked from tea trees growing in the high mountain area of Xin Yang. The tea has a slightly smoky, aroma and a full bodied taste with sweet notes which tend to linger in your mouth.
Upcoming tea classes
Starting in September, Ku Cha will offer some new tea classes focused on some of the new types of tea we have recently imported from China! If you have ever been curious about the oolongs you are drinking or what makes puerh tea unique, these classes will be a great opportunity to go more in depth and sample some really special stuff. The classes will be held every Saturday morning from 10am-11am. They will be $20 per person (non-refundable) and they will be limited to a maximum of 6 people. Here is the schedule:
- September 6th - Wu Yi Yan Cha (oolong tea)
- September 20th - White tea
- October 4th - Puerh Tea
- October 18th - Dark Tea
- November 1st - Wu Yi Yan Cha (oolong tea)
- November 15th - White Tea
- November 29th - Puerh Tea
- December 13th - Dark Tea