Discover the different families of exclusive Japanese tea by tasting great vintages and rarities.
Workshop in French on May 14 (1:30 pm and 4 pm) and in English on May 21 (1:30 pm and 4 pm)
Discover the different families of exclusive Japanese tea by tasting great vintages and rarities. Certified Japanese tea master and Japanese tea instructor of the Global Japanese Tea Association, Han Le invites you to experience the world of Japanese tea. You will learn about different tea families, offerings from the land of the rising sun, in a presentation that includes a tasting of five rare teas. These fine teas will be served in wine glasses, a tasting technique introduced at the 2018 Montreal Tea Festival by Master Le, who will explain how this avant-garde technique is the ultimate in elevating taste pleasure. The Festival will feature this year’s new spring tea arrivals! Ideal for tasting seasonal teas! All served with popular Japanese sweets.
Born in Vietnam, Master Le grew up in Montreal. He is owner of the Salon de Thé Oasis since 2003 and Guru Teas in addition to being the founder of “The Association of Masters of Tea and Ancestral Knowledge”. Culinary chef by profession, passionate about everything related to gastronomy and taste pleasure, Master Le embraced his origins by specializing in the field of tea. He studied tea in China and Japan with great masters, and has been working as a tea master following authentic and ancestral traditions for over 17 years. Master Le is considered an ambassador of tea from Japan. An innovator, he works with tea in all its forms and is also a master tea roaster and master maker of mixed teas. His passion for sharing his culture and his knowledge led him to become a teacher and lecturer in the field of tea training the next generation of tea masters/tea sommeliers.
Han Le – Certified Japanese tea master instructor