can be bought here.
have one event coming up:
Gastronomy Seminar: Tea and Terroir
14 July 2014, 6:30-8:30 PM
Senate House, University of London
not be posted; names will be checked off a list on the door. You
will need to know the name of the cardholder who bought the
Like so many British staple foods, tea has been commoditised to
the point that most people would probably be surprised to
discover that it is an agricultural product. Yet like wine, it
is capable of expressing a person, a plant, and a place. This
tutored tasting and discussion presents the opportunity to meet
a tea grower, Geert Linnebank, and a tea importer, Jameel Lalani,
and to hear about the process of tea making, from plant to cup.
Tickets are £15 apiece and limited to 100.
A special ticket that includes a 100g jar of Geert’s LaKyrsiew
Black Tea is available for an extra £10, representing an
exceptional value for this rare, single-origin tea.
Jameel Lalani is co-founder of Lalani & Co (www.lalaniandco.com),
a London-based purveyor of single-batch teas. Their aim is to
bring provenance and traceability back to premium tea, and
curate a selection of rare teas from around the world.
Geert Linnebank is Co-Founder and Director of the Lakyrsiew Tea
Company (http://www.lakyrsiew.com/about/), planted in 2002 in
Meghalaya, India. There he and his wife Nayan grow a mixture of
the finest, slow-growing Darjeeling plants and original Chinese
varieties and now produce tiny quantities of the finest teas –
just 1,200 kgs was made in 2010.
N.b. Tickets are transferable but not
refundable. Tickets will not be sent out, but names will be
recorded and checked off at the door. You will need to know the
name of the cardholder who booked the ticket.