Sunday, February 15, 2009

Scouting for Tea

I'm a Girl Scout leader and at our last meeting I taught the girls all about tea. I was pretty nervous about how it would go and if they would interested at all. To my delight, they were enthralled. I explained a bit on the history of tea and then showed them all of my teaware. I brewed some of each major type of tea so that they could try them. They absolutely loved watching me make matcha but hated how it tastes. Oolong was the crowd favorite by far and they thought my yixing and aroma cups were very cool. Cleanup was a pain but it was worth it to have a whole troop of teenagers get excited about tea :).