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Introduction to Tea with Diane Borsato

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 2 – 5 pm (One day only)
FRANK Restaurant, Art Gallery of Ontario
Public $125 | Members $100

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Tea made from the Camelia sinensis plant is the most popular drink in the world after water. It was first used thousands of years ago for medicinal purposes, and has since become a major cultural, social, and aesthetic phenomenon.

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the history of tea’s cultivation, and various cultural practices that have developed around its consumption. Students will learn about the production and defining characteristics of the five categories of tea: white, green, oolong, black, and pu-erh.

Together we will practice proper brewing and service techniques for the different styles. During the session we will taste, compare, and evaluate examples of each of the teas. Also, FRANK Executive chef Jeff Dueck has developed a menu of sweet and savoury bites for participants to enjoy during the workshop.

Diane Borsato is a Toronto-based artist working in social practice, performance, intervention, video, installation, and photography. Borsato is also an Associate Professor of Studio Art at the University of Guelph, and a tea enthusiast practicing toward certification as a Tea Sommelier.

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