Over the Teacups

Giving Voice to the Tea Industry

Certified Tea Class by STI

Tea Certification Class Specialty Tea Institute Tea Class Remember to register for an STI tea class in Long Beach, California! Join the Specialty Tea Institute to receive specialized instruction by the nation’s foremost tea instructors  (click here for registration):   May 28th-29th in Long Beach, CA for Levels 1, 2, 3 Cupping, Elective: Train the Trainer & […]

Puer Tea – Tea Class

Tea Class – Puer Tea In San Francisco, Phil Parda is teaching the Specialty Tea Institute’s Level III, Pu-erh Tea class.  The class is precise, hands-on, and includes pu-erh tea tastings. Phil knows his tea stuff. The first time that I heard him speak about pu-erh was at the STI tea symposium in Seattle about ten years […]

Tea and Food Pairings

Tea and Food Pairings I’ve never really given much thought to tea and food pairings. Ti Kuan Yin, Matcha and a Ceylon/Assam blend seem to be the tea caddies that I refill most often. When in a wild mood, I’ll make a pot of Sencha Kyoto, Kenya CTC or Assam FTGFOP. And never, ever a […]

Tea and Food Culinary Class – New!

Tea and Food Culinary Class Tea In a Food Service Environment Savvy chefs and restaurateurs are including specialty tea in their menus  – both culinary and beverage menus. Consumer interest and specialty tea sales have trended an upward surge over the last five years – okay, I’ll write it.  Tea sales are HOT. Tea’s upward trends is somewhat comparative to specialty coffee. […]

Specialty Tea Institute in Charleston, S.C.

STI is offering an intensive 3 day session in Charleston, SC in which you will not only learn how to hone your presentation skills but also to immediately put them to practical use in a live classroom environment, all under the supervision of seasoned STI instructors and program developers. August 5-8, 2013 and an optional tea tour of the Charleston Tea Plantation – a Bigelow Company.

36th Annual Fancy Food Show

The Winter Fancy Food Show has the hottest food trends, newest products and best networking opportunities in the specialty food trade. Open to the Specialty Food Industry – food and beverage and other.

Charleston Tea Plantation Hosts STI Classes

Constant Comments and gracious tea hosts, Charleston Tea Plantation, on Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, is the location for the 4th 2010 Tea Classes focusing upon Pu-Erh and Tea Technology. Specialty Tea Institute’s Foundations of Tea Education program.