I was too lazy to unsubscribe when I moved but I was still shocked to read this in my email this morning. Doesn't look like they have a huge selection.
May 30, 2007
You can tell a burgundy from a Bordeaux and rattle off the subtle
differences between a lager and a pilsner. But when it comes to
tea, you net out at hot or iced.
Get yourself schooled in the ways of the brew at Friday night tea
classes at Teance in Berkeley.
Saddle up to the tea bar for hands-on steeping lessons. You'll
learn how to prepare two whole leaf types (white vs. oolong, red
vs. black) and appreciate the nuances of their flavors. Lectures
cover a range of topics, from health benefits to compassionate
cooking, and end with a tasting, so you can put your newly
educated palate to the test.
Try one hour-long class for $12 or get a series of five for $50.
They'll give you 10 percent off your new favorite Yunnan Gold and
teaware -- gourd strainers handmade by Korean monks, hand-painted
Gaiwan sets, one-of-a-kind YiXing teapots.
So you can bring home the brew-haha.
Teance Tea Room, 1780 Fourth Street, Berkeley (510-524-2832) or