All of you who have studied with us will know the name Satemwa – the family-owned Tea and Coffee Estate in the Shire Highlands of Malawi where a specially trained team make beautiful hand-crafted white, green, oolong, black and dark teas for the speciality market.
In class we tasted one of Satemwa’s wonderful white teas, but we are now offering everyone a chance to learn more about the work of the tea estate, and an opportunity to taste a green, a different white, a black and a fermented dark tea. We will send out samples of the teas in advance of the event and on 6th October we will be joined online by Alex Maclean Kay, 3rd generation member of the family who is in charge of running Satemwa today, and Wouter Verelst, Satemwa’s Marketing and Business Development Manager who is based in Belgium.
Don’t miss the chance to brew and sip 4 amazing Satemwa teas while listening to the story of this 98 year old tea estate. Book your place as soon as you can!
So do book your ticket for this interesting and inspiring session, and get ready to brew along with Alex, Wouter, Jane and Carri. All the teas will be sent to you in advance, together with brewing instructions and a list of equipment required.
Prices (Includes VAT and shipping costs)
International: £32 (bookings close at midnight on 15th September, to allow time for shipment of teas)
What will I need?
Your phone, computer or tablet to join the webinar via Zoom
Brewing equipment (kettle, teapot etc.) and a surface on which to brew the teas during the webinar
Things to know
We cannot ship to PO Boxes
Once teas have been shipped, we cannot refund the ticket price if you cannot attend.
The Virtual Tea Party is intended to give anyone who has attended Jane’s live Webinars on The History and Etiquette of Afternoon Tea, or anyone else who is interested, an understanding of how a tea party happens in a real situation.
Jane will take tea in her living room at home using all her traditional tea wares. She will have ready a pot of tea, a selection of sandwiches, some scones, jam and clotted cream and a few small pastries.
She will position her computer so that those attending can see exactly how she has set the table and arranged the food; how she pours the tea; holds her cup; how she uses her small tea knife to eat the scones; and how she uses the small pastry fork to eat the pastries.
She will talk in detail about every stage of the experience and take questions from those attending after each section of the tea party.
NEW! Are you the proud owner of some interesting pieces of teaware such as toasting forks, muffin dishes, old tea jars or caddies, boxed sets of teaspoons or tea knives, maybe an unusual teapot, or a favourite cosy? Bring them along to our next virtual tea party for a fun ‘show and tell’ session over afternoon tea. Jane will host the gathering while seated at her tea table and she would love to hear your stories of favourite and unusual tea treasures.
This will be a fun but also instructional experience.
A 90 minute webinar with Jane Pettigrew, exploring the history of the Tea Dance.
THE STORY OF THE TEA DANCE
This 90-minute Academy Extra webinar is open to everyone interested in the social history of tea or dance history.
Presented by UK Tea Academy's Director of Studies and author of sixteen books on tea - world-renowned tea master Jane Pettigrew.
Tickets £18 each
The Story of The Tea Dance starts with the introduction of entertainment (including 'dancing on the carpet') to afternoon tea in the 1880s, then traces the gradual rise in popularity of dancing at tea-time. We will discuss the arrival of the Tango in London in 1913 and the subsequent craze for Tango Tea Dances; moving on to tea dances in the 20s, 30s and 40s. Finally, we will consider the resurgence of interest in tea dances since the 1980s.
The connection between afternoon tea and dancing dates back to the second half of the 19th century, and Jane Pettigrew will begin by explaining the earliest literary references to 'carpet dances'. She will then present how the arrival of the Tango in London caused a surge in popularity of tea-time dancing, bringing colour, music and fashion to the city's hotels.
This 90-minute Academy Extra webinar, held on the zoom platform, will include images from a variety of sources and Jane's own engaging presentation, ending with time for questions.
Our Academy Extra virtual event is open to everyone interested in the social history of tea or dance history and is presented by UK Tea Academy's Director of Studies and author of sixteen books on tea - world-renowned tea master Jane Pettigrew.
WHAT WILL I NEED?
Just your phone, tablet or computer to join the webinar.