Monday, March 15, 2010

American Tea Masters Association Hosts Tea Extravaganza 2010

The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers Partners With The American Tea Masters Association To Host Tea Extravaganza 2010
(from a press release)

The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, in association with the American Tea Masters Association, presents Tea Extravaganza 2010, an independent tasting offering tea aficionados the opportunity to sample some of the finest, rarest and most exquisite loose-leaf teas from premier estates around the world. This two-day event, led by Chas Kroll, Certified Tea Master and Executive Director of the American Tea Masters Association, will take place at The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers on Friday, April 23rd from 6:00pm to 10:00pm and on Saturday, April 24th from 9:00am to 1:00pm. An intimate lunch, specially prepared by Tea Sommelier, Cynthia Gold will conclude the program.

Similar to a fine wine tasting, this experiential gathering will offer at least fourteen high-end, loose-leaf teas to be sampled, that range anywhere from $100 - $500 per pound. (No teas will be sold during the event). The tea menu, personally prepared by Kroll, will include the following: Tai Ping Huo Kui (China), unique for the largest leaf of any green tea measuring two to three inches in length. Grown on Yellow Mountain where abundant orchids and shade, along with rain half the year and clouds and mist the rest, combine to produce this uncommonly delicious tea; Tenbu 1st Flush Half-Shaded Kabusecha (Japan), an organic, partially shaded green tea that is the first picked tea of the new year and produces a remarkably subtle aroma; and Jun Chiyabari TGFOP (Nepal), produced to strict organic practices, this tea is comparable with top Darjeelings, providing an herbaceous and floral taste. Several of the teas on the menu are harvested by hand on only one day of the year or during a very short time frame.

American Tea Masters Association

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