World Tea Expo
Pre-Conference: June 11-14, 2018
Conference & Expo: June 12-14, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

Teas that Depend on Nature's Intervention.

  • Wednesday, 06/14/2017: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Room: N247
  • Session Number:  FT07


Five Teas that Depend on Nature’s Intervention
This Focused Tasting session will feature 5 teas that only taste as they do because of a crucial combination of natural circumstances. The powers of Nature and the ‘terroir’ of a particular region or garden (and of course the skill of the tea growers and makers) always play their own particular and special role in creating individual teas that each have a very distinct character.  But there are a few teas made each year that cannot be created if all the essential conditions do not harmonise at exactly the right moment.
We will focus on the following teas:
Lushan Yunwu (Lu Mountain Cloud and Mist)  
Nilgiri Frost  
Oriental Beauty  
Ceylon Uva 
Raw Aged Puerh 

Learning Objectives

Learning Points:
Understand how nature plays a vital role in the production of all teas but especially in the creation of these 5 special teas.
Understand why Lu Shan’s natural misty conditions give the teas grown there an intensely sweet flavor and aroma.
Understand what conditions are required in the Nilgiri Hills for the production of Nilgiri Frost black teas.
Understand when and how the very best Oriental Beauty oolongs are made in Taiwan.
Understand how weather conditions in Sri Lanka’s Uva district create the special character of the best peak season Uva teas.
Understand why and how ancient trees and ancient processing methods produce amazing raw Puerh teas.


Jane Pettigrew

Jane Pettigrew