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After registration closes, I’ll send your ticket and event info to the email address you submit using the form below.
I do this personally; it is not an automated process. I will not use any information you submit for other purposes, unless you give me permission to do so in the form. Thank you!
Things To Know:
- For every PDX TEA event, please keep yourself as free as possible from any fragrances, including “natural” fragrances. :)
- To keep your palate clear, I suggest avoiding dairy the day of the event.
- I also suggest avoiding any toothpaste containing SLS — sodium laurel/laureth sulfate. (SLS can temporarily suppress your ability to perceive sweetness.)
- I’ll provide a special place for you to put your cell phone during the event. (You’re welcome to take notes on paper, and pictures before and after.)
- The PDX TEA Room is a shoes-off environment.
I create PDX TEA events with great love and attention, through many hours of research, practice, and preparation; procurement of tea, production of materials, printing of handouts, planning of dog care, and so on. The following guidelines help me maintain the high standard of your experience, and the sustainability of my organization:
- All events are pre-registration only. (No at-the-door ticket sales.)
- Registration ends 48 hours before the event’s start time.
- If you want to register, but the cutoff time has passed, please contact me directly by text message, as soon as possible, at (971) 258-2832. (Yes, that’s 971 Club Tea. :)
- Each event has a maximum of 7 guests, and a minimum of 3 guests.
- If an event does not have 3 guests registered by the time registration ends, I may choose to reschedule or cancel the event. (If I cancel it, I will promptly refund you your money via PayPal.)
About The Events
Session #1: Identitea & Spiritualitea: Misunderstandings Around Powerful Plants And Their Rituals
The afternoon session will be a conversation with Fernando and myself taking in some of the common themes we’ve observed in “outsider” approaches to Chinese tea and tea culture, as well as to the medicinal and sacred plants used in traditional Mexican cultures.
We’ll drink some fantastic tea, and talk about some really fascinating subjects that are close to Fernando and my hearts, as they are — I’m sure — to many of yours.
Session #2: Blending & Brewing Mexican Flavors
For the evening session, we’re going somewhere PDX TEA has never gone before: herbs! Unbelievable, I know. : )
Fernando is going to talk about his observations around flavors characteristic of the Mexican palate, and how that influences Mexican people’s taste in tea. Further, he’s going to live-blend us some tisanes to taste on the spot! For those of you who are concerned about the evening hours, there’s no caffeine in this session.
Fernando Gaitán is based in Mexico City, where he runs the Shaktea tea house, and the Academia Mexicana de Té. He is a student of Roy Fong, and together they are cultivating the first tea of Oaxaca. We hope you can join us for this incredibly cool opportunity to meet, drink tea with, and learn from him.