Ancient Trees: An Exploration of Tea, Palate, Art, & Culture

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Ancient Trees: An Exploration of Tea, Palate, Art, & Culture

with Darius Moghaddam



November 16th from 2pm - 3:45pm


This workshop will be a deep dive into the ancient history, culture, practice, and art of tea. As we drink through a carefully curated selection of White, Green, Oolong, Black and Pu-erh Teas, we'll explore the various aromas, flavors and effects on the body. I’ll speak about the different growing and harvesting techniques used by artisans to bring out such complex rich tastes and smells. The history of how tea began and its different formations as it has been passed down from generation to generation will also be discussed. Just as one tea has an infinite variety of ways in which it can be steeped, so too are the topics and subjects which can be delved into, but this class is specifically about what you want to know. At anytime throughout the lecture I encourage participation and question asking on any aspect of tea and all its many ways of being enjoyed.

Experience:                                                                                                                Darius Moghddam starting washing dishes for Teance at teahouse at age 19. Founder and tea master Winnie Yu saw his natural interest and connection to the tea and took him under his wing. After a few years of tea preparation training and deep study with master Yu, he was brought on a buying trip to China. There he deepened his understanding of this ancient art and tradition. Over the next few years he would continue this process with several trips to Japan, Taiwan, India,and Korea. After 15 years of running the teahouse himself on 4th street in Berkeley California, he has branched out offering lectures, private tea classes, and pouring tea for parties and events.


Workshop Details


Location and Contact information for Abrams Claghorn Gallery: 

1251 Solano Avenue, Albany CA 94706



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Frequently Asked Questions:


All workshops at Abrams Claghorn Gallery are gender inclusive. Some workshops have age minimums please check in the workshop description for this or call us if your curious. 


- How do I pay? Please follow the link to our Shopify website to make a payment. 

Once you have paid your space is now secured in the workshop.


- So I want to attend by have not paid, is it ok to just show up? No, if you’d like to join us you must pay in advance. Many of our instructors have to plan how many students will be attending and this includes packaging, transporting, and buying enough materials for students. Please pay if you’d like to attend. All of our workshops also have a minimum and maximum of students depending on the instructors desires of optimizing the workshop. Pay to save your spot today!


- I paid for the workshop, what next? Awesome, thank you for joining us. We will send you a reminder email 24-48 hours in advance to remind you of your up-coming event plus things to consider, such as parking, and materials or proper clothing if the workshop is messy hands on.


- What is your refund policy? NO refunds within two weeks of the event. This is in respect of our instructors and other students desire to attend the workshop. Cancellations are detrimental to our minimum numbers to run the workshop. Many of the workshops are very intimate, each student has lots of one on one with the instructor and this usually leads to very in depth and successful workshop sessions. Sign up now before the classes are full.


- Can I bring my dog? You can if the dog is comfortable under our shade tree out front. The workshops can be 1 - 5 hours long, and very immersive, so please consider this when bringing your pup.


- Is there parking? Yes, there is free parking on the street and usually many available spaces.


- Is there food/coffee in the area? Yes, Solano is loaded with many locations to grab a quick snack, a full meal, and tea/coffee options. 


- Is your location wheelchair accessible? Yes.


- Do you have a public bathroom? No. However, we DO have a restroom for paying students.