The Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association, also known as
MATBA, was founded in 2005 to advance the knowledge of tea through networking and educational opportunities for the tea entrepreneur in our member states,which include: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania,Virginia, Washington DC. and West Virginia.
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MATBA Seminar - Monday October 17, 2016
Posted Sep 13, 2016, 12:02 PM by L BrommerThe Orchard Tea Room at the Rose Hip Barn
371 Glen Mills Road
Thornton, PA 19373
9:30 am - Gather, morning tea, meet and greet
10:30 am - Presentation on Matcha by Drew Hanson
12:00 - Lunch
1:30 pm - Business meeting - including a discussion re: field trip to Bahamas (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2017)
2:30 pm - adjourn
Seminar Fee: $45.00/member, $50.00/nonmember
Payment via Pay Pal on the MATBA website
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: MATBA member Drew Hanson and his assistant promise a very informative presentation entitled" Matcha 101: An Introduction to Powdered Green Tea. The first part of the program will include a presentation outlining the cultivation of the tea camellia used to produce matcha as well as the process of preparing the raw tea for use. The second section will be devoted to taste testing matcha from five different companies, each featuring different taste profiles. All the attendees will have the chance to sample and discuss each one. Various utensils used to serve and the health benefits that might be derived from matcha will also be covered. And lastly, we will focus on uses for matcha other than drinking.
ABOUT THE VENUE: The Orchard Tea Room at the Rose Hip Barn serves English afternoon tea with vintage and antique china, silver. The tea room is 'shabby chic', relaxed and fun. They can seat up to 25 guests and it's not uncommon to find guests from different tables chatting together happily as if they are from the same group. A selection of select loose tea from single estates and blends from the Greenhalgh Tea Co. is served.
Open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm every Thursday and the LAST Friday and Saturday of the month. MATBA member Karen Donnelly, owner of "Enchantment for Your Tables", manages the Tea Room, caters private tea events, gives talks on tea and tea culture and hosts tea and food pairing events at the Orchard Tea Room and at private events off-site.