The Chinese Tea Ceremony is entertaining and informative and provides nourishment for the body and mind.Laura shares information on the legend and history of tea, how it is cultivated, harvested and processed, the different types and qualities of tea, how to properly brew tea and the health benefits of drinking tea.Amusing anecdotes, tea poetry, explanation of the making of Yixing teapots, and what design elements are preferred in a functional teapot are included.
All of this information is presented informally while Laura prepares and serves two different kinds of top quality Chinese and Taiwanese teas.Each person will sample several cups of each tea while enjoying fresh organic fruits and tea cakes specially prepared for the party.The emphasis is on healthy enjoyment in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.You will leave the party feeling refreshed, peaceful and energized.
Experience it for Yourself!
Winter 2017 At Yoga Central
across from the Raisin Rack
4626 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
Call (330) 324-9319 to register. Special Pricing for this Event!
Cost: $25 per person, Seniors: $20.
Pre-registration is required and payment is due by
the Wednesday before the event. (2/15/17)
You may register at www.theyogaplaceohio.com
Or, please make checks payable to Laura Kolinski-Schultz.
You can schedule a Chinese Tea Ceremony to be held at your home or place of business by calling me at (330) 324-9319, or sending me an email at email@example.com. There is a minimum of 8 guests, maximum 14. Participation fee: $30 per person, $25 for guests 65 years or better.
About the presenter:
A potter for over twenty years, Laura has studied tea and traditional Chinese teapot making with internationally known artist, Ah Leon.She has been presenting tea ceremonies and lectures since 2003.Laura currently teaches pottery at the Canton Museum of Art and in her home studio.Her beautiful teapots have been in shows locally and across the U.S.Her one-of-a-kind, hand crafted teapots are available for purchase.
Serving Spring Tea, 2010
Flying Rutabaga Teapot
What people are saying about the experience:
"Really liked the historical stories and folklore, esp. about Kwan Yin." The Yoga Place, 2009.
"Wonderfully relaxing, delicious and enjoyable. The pace was natural and unforced and really allowed me to savor the tea and take in the plethora of tea-care information and tea-related stories. - Thanks." The Yoga Place, 2009
"This was a very delightful way to experience a spring Sunday afternoon. Thanks you for sharing you wealth of knowledge. The teas (are) amazing...sublime. Love the food." D., The Yoga Place, 2009.
"What a wonderful, unique afternoon. Such a joyous experience to learn the history of tea. Perfect Presentation." N., The Yoga Place, 2009.
"Very nice! All the magic of a childhood tea party with a great educational balance of fun facts and tasty goodies. Well done."
"Thank you, this was wonderful. I am going home with wind in my sleeves and spirit in my heart." Jim B., The Amherst Rose, 2009
"Your presentation was lovely and calming. You have a very soft way of educating the attendees, and your love and passion shines throughout the event." Monica F., The Amherst Rose, 2009
"Your presentation was food for the mind and soul. I loved experiencing the complete ceremony. The offerings with tea were so delicious and compatible." M.J.C., The Amherst Rose, 2009
“There is still much talk of your excellent presentation!We now drink healthier and have a greater appreciation for tea.You are delightful as a presenter.”Laura D.Lake Mohawk Artists, 2003 “It was exciting to learn so many interesting facts about the tea and the ceremony.The tea has helped me feel so much better physically and mentally.”Judy S.Muggswigz Tea Party, 2004
“Tea Wonderful, Host and Hostess Delightful – Atmosphere Healthy.”Janet R., Healing Touch, 2006
"The attention to detail was great. We appreciated the seasonally appropriate flavors and colors." Elaine and Sue, Home Studio, 2008
Tea Ceremony set up for a private group, 2004
Another view of the table, featuring organic tea snacks.
Fall Sample Menu**
Red Robe Oolong
Dragon Phoenix Jasmine Pearl
Almond Tart* Cherry Scones
Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins
Green Tea Meringue Cookies*
Organic Apples, Pears and Grapes with Spiced Vanilla Cream.
**Organic ingredients are used whenever possible in these homemade healthy treats.