Date(s) - 02/06/2018
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hurds Hill Conference Centre
Join us for an afternoon with one of the best known tea specialists in the UK; experience a number of teas, from the better known varieties to one or two very rare and expensive crops.
Jane will guide you in the art of tea tasting and explain why some teas can cost hundreds of pounds for one cup.
After breaking for a delicious, traditional style Afternoon Tea, we will conclude with a colourful talk on the history and customs of our favourite beverage including the more quirky aspects of tea culture, tea gowns and tea dances.
About the Tutor
Jane has worked in the world of tea since 1983. After running a busy tearoom with two friends in London in the 1980s, she became a freelance editor, writer, trainer and consultant to various organisations and tea companies, including the UK Tea Council, the Indian Tea Board, and Twinings.
Over the years, she has written for various magazines and websites, including Tea and Coffee Trade Journal, Tea and Coffee Asia, Fresh Cup, Tea – A Magazine, STiR Tea and Coffee Magazine, World Tea Media, and Tea-Time Magazine, for which she is a contributing editor.
She has spoken at tea conferences and events in China, the US, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Canada, Russia, Georgia, Spain, France, Belgium, Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy, Brazil and Argentina. She has also trained staff and given presentations in five star hotels and tea rooms around the world and until 2015, she taught tea masterclasses in the UK under the auspices of The UK Tea Council.
In 2016, she was awarded a BEM (British Empire Medal) by Her Majesty The Queen for services to tea production and history. Since January 2016, she has been Director of Education at the UK Tea Academy, which teaches courses at different levels in London and elsewhere in Britain.
She has published 16 books on tea, the most recent of which, Jane Pettigrew’s World of Tea, will be published in June 2018 by Hoffman Media.