ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Learn about Teas from a Tea Sommelier

Bengaluru, IndiaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Smita

60 mins, Hosted in English and Hindi
Join online
Meet your Host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

We'll learn about Tea from the comforts of our homes.
For this class, I recommend you to have a cup of your favorite loose leaf brewed tea. It's not a must but it will enhance the experience and we can sip together while learning about tasting.
We will start with discussing basics of teas, history , types of tea etc including what are the differences between green, black etc ; where does a tea come from, cultures in different countries etc.
-After this I will talk about tea and other beverages like wine and their similarities & comparison. If you are passionate or knowledgeable about wines, its an interesting subject to study the 2 beverages in parallel.
- I will then taste a green tea with you and talk in detail about it along with the techniques of tasting teas , tasting notes etc.
- We will talk a little about Indian tea culture ; tea & food pairing .

- I will conclude the session with any questions you may have or discussion on any specific topic you may want to have .

If your timezone does not align with the class time, I am happy to work out a schedule that could fit in.
Other things to note
- If you do not have brewing equipment as mentioned, its fine & I will demonstrate brewing online .
- If you have any specific areas to discuss, I will be happy to modify the discussion .
- Ideally we should both be on video and be able to see each other.
We'll learn about Tea from the comforts of our homes.
For this class, I recommend you to have a cup of your favorite loose leaf brewed tea. It's not a must but it will enhance the experience and we can sip together while learning about tasting.
We will start with discussing basics of teas, history , types of tea etc including what are the differences between green, black etc ; where does a tea come from, cultures in different countrie…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Smita can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at ₹8,500.

Meet your host, Smita

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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Hello! I am a Certified Tea Sommelier & the founder of an exclusive Tea Experiences curating company based in India. I have been conducting exclusive Tea Soirees under my brand Unchi Wali Chai (loosely translates to 'A High kind of Tea') . I have a great selection of Indian & international teas & knowledge about them from my travels & living around the world and the courses I have attended. I have loved my Tea journey and I promise I'll make you look at this extraordinary beverage differently
At this online event , I will help you explore with me the world of teas beyond what you may have known along with tasting teas together while being in our homes. I will talk about basics of teas, difference between types of teas & focus on a varieties of teas to taste.
Hello! I am a Certified Tea Sommelier & the founder of an exclusive Tea Experiences curating company based in India. I have been conducting exclusive Tea Soirees under my brand Unchi Wali Chai (loosely translates to 'A High kind of Tea') . I have a great selection of Indian & international teas & knowledge about them from my travels & living around the world and the courses I have attended. I have loved my Tea journey and I promise I'll make you look at this extraordinary beverage differentl…
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Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 31 reviews.

Gabriella
July 2021
Highly recommend this tea experience with Smita! The class was very informative, educational, and it provides a whole new lens of tea and how I will experience it moving forward. Smita is very knowledgeable about the different types of tea and she makes the whole experience enjoyable.
Dawn
June 2021
I learned so much about tea and appreciate it even more! Smita's wealth of knowledge and passion shine through during the entire experience! I highly recommend this class!
Simon
March 2021
Really nice social distance idea to do with family or friends who like tea already or don’t know much about tea to gain more appreciation
Starlet
February 2021
I attended wanting to know more about tea and I learned much more than I expected to. Smita is very knowledgeable and able to communicate a lot of information about tea in a way that is easy to understand. She is warm and welcomes questions. I highly recommend this experience!
Puja
February 2021
We did this experience as a team activity and everyone enjoyed it! I wish the tea tasting and analysis section was a bit longer for everyone to get into the practice, but Smita's experience was well laid out, informative, and paced out well. We all learned much more about tea than we knew coming in, and we were surprised how much we were able to learn in just an hour.
Sila
February 2021
Smita is a wonderful & knowledgable host, we had such a good time talking about different types of teas and brewing. I booked this as a gift for my friend’s birthday, we all enjoyed the experience while sipping our teas from different parts of the world!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.