“AOMA offers regular brown bag presentations. These topics include distinguished speakers, alumni sharing experiences, practice management tips, etc. All brown bag talks are FREE to the public. Bring your lunch, bring your questions, leave with knowledge.”
“Urban Tea Session”
An introduction to basic concepts of Chinese/Asian tea culture and relevant modern adaptations through urban teaism.
The tea session will be lead by Nathan Davis of The Tea Syndicate. Nathan is a professional educator with a background in health systems and cross-cultural communication. His knowledge of tea is based upon years of direct interaction with the culture while living and studying in Taiwan and elsewhere in Asia. Drawing upon his studies in Cognitive Science, he presents what he refers to as an “experiential” approach to learning. Therefore, the manner in which The Tea Syndicate seeks to spread knowledge is experientially motivated—seeking to facilitate the transfer of information and skills through the direct interaction from one tea drinker to the next. His goal is to inspire shifts in the interaction between traditional tea culture and the modern world; to equip the modern tea drinker with the skills and insights necessary to continue along their own path of self-discovery within this spectacular ever-evolving world of urban teaism!
Relevant topics might include:
-Different types of teas: Oolong, Green, Black, White, Yellow, Pu’er, etc.
-Utensils necessary for brewing loose-leaf teas—from the most basic to advance
-The differences & uniqueness of various Asian and global tea cultures
-Where and how tea is grown and processed
-How to go about sourcing your own teas—from companies or tea farms in other countries
-Basic tea culture terminology