I love tea so I was excited to find out Bistro Vue was holding a series of Tea-cupping classes. Did you know there are Tea Sommeliers? Neither did I! Vue Du Monde's Tea Sommelier is Charles Serveau who taught the class.
I attended the class with Celeste and Bec. We were one of the first to show up so we had plenty of time to admire and look around the beautiful private dining room located at the back of Bistro Vue. It was also a rather informal setting so the class was easy to follow once we got past all the heavy (yet highly informative) history/technical stuff of course. We got to try a selection of teas from around Asia. The most important thing I learnt was that I've been brewing my tea the wrong way the whole time. doh. I've since fixed that and my tea has been that much more enjoyable, I even went as far as to buy a hand held weighing scale, drinking tea is serious business yo.
Tea tasting was followed by lunch, complete with teas to match each course. It was amazing, each course better than the last, there was even a matcha whisking demonstration by Charles. To top it off, we were given little bags of tea with Charles' own blend of black tea and a cookie from Bistro Vue that I devoured that same day. Yum.
Bec and I were hoping to sign up for another of the classes but we found out they were all full so we might have to wait for the next round. hopefully soon.