Saturday, January 22, 2011

Harney & Sons Tea Events

You can look forward to some great events at Harney & Sons Tasting Room in Millerton and Harney & Sons Tasting Room in SoHo, NYC. Here's the rundown of terrific tea tasting events and opportunities: (see a full an updated list on the Harney & Sons Upcoming Events page)

Sunday, February 20, 3pm to 6pm
Harney & Sons Soho
433 Broome Street New York, NY 10013
212-933-4853 TsuYoshi Sugimoto in SoHo
The producer of some of Japan's best teas, TsuYoshi Sugimoto will conduct an in-depth tasting of green teas. Join us as we discover the nuances of Japanese green tea.

Monday, February 21, 2pm to 4pm
Harney & Sons Millerton
One Railroad Plaza, Millerton NY 12546
518-789-2121 TsuYoshi Sugimoto in Millerton
TsuYoshi Sugimoto travels north to our Tasting Room in Millerton, NY. This is a not-to-be-missed chance to learn about green teas from one of Japan's top producers.

Saturday, February 26, 6 to 8pm
Harney & Sons Soho
433 Broome Street New York, NY 10013
212-933-4853 Selena Ahmed, co-author of Tea Horse Road, in SoHo
One of the longest and most dramatic trade routes of the ancient world, the Tea Horse Road carried a crucial exchange for 13 centuries between China and Tibet. Join Selena Ahmed, one of the collaborators on this fascinating book, as she discusses tea and the biocultural diversity in the regions of the Tea Horse Road.

Monday, March 14, 6 to 9pm
French Culinary Institute
433 Broome Street New York, NY 10013
212-933-4853 Tea Tasting Class with Michael Harney at the French Culinary Institute
Join Michael Harney in a three-hour tasting for an insightful introduction into the complexities of tea. Explore the origins of cultivation, how the leaves are harvested and processed, and some of the key varietals and their flavor profiles. By sampling a range white, green, oolong, and black teas from China, Japan, Taiwan, and India, you'll learn to evaluate aroma, briskness, body, and other nuances, as well as the methods for properly brewing each type. Visit the website of the International Culinary Center to sign up for this class.

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