Seven Cups offers private, one-on-one courses of tea education. Each class is tailored to the specific interests and experience level of its student. These courses are designed for industry professionals and passionate non-industry students who are interested in gaining an intricate understanding of Chinese tea. If you are interested in enrolling, please contact us.
Below is a schedule of personal tutorials and consulting services offered by Seven Cups. We suggest arranging no more than four sessions of lessons per day to allow yourself some time in-between to absorb the information.
We’re offering a promotion until Zhuping leaves for her yearly tea tour–get a complimentary $50 gift certificate with your personal session. Send it to a friend or spend it on yourself! Take haste though–this will only last through mid-March!
Sessions consist of a focused one-on-one teaching of a specific category of tea of your choice. Includes a guided tasting with information about the category’s history, traditions, lore, methods of processing and brewing as well as an overall culture of appreciation.
Students can select from the following session topics:
Scented & Herbal Tea
Puer Tea (Sheng & Shu)
Yixing Clay Pot Brewing and Service
PERSONAL CHA YI TEA CEREMONY INSTRUCTION
(4 hours. $300.)
This course is divided into two sessions, each lasting 120 minutes. The student chooses which type of tea ceremony they wish to study. The first session is an in-depth explanation of the utensils and movements of a specific* style of tea ceremony and their significance. This is accompanied by demonstration. The second session guides the student through practicing the movements of the ceremony with the coaching of the teacher. All materials are provided and are included in the cost of the session.
*Select ceremonies include: Chao Zhou Gong Fu, Taiwan Gong Fu, and Gaiwan. If you wish, the instructor can help you choose a style based on your favorite tea.
INVENTORY MANAGEMENT & CONTROL CONSULTATION
(1 hour. No charge for students of above classes.)
An additional consultation for individuals who are interested in launching their own tea business. We will discuss ways to select and structure your inventory for efficiency, stability, and quality control.
Note: Group rates are available on request. Contact us for details.
HAVE AN INTEREST IN LEARNING ABOUT TEA IN CHINA?
Designed to be a masters class in Chinese tea and tea ware taught through first-hand interaction, we meet with the growers and makers of traditional Chinese tea on uniquely guided tours with access to some of the most inaccessible regions in China.
Many students travel to learn-first hand on our tea tour.