Indian Tea - History & Pairing
The idea of this workshop is to re-tell the story of Indian tea, it’s ancient history, and how it gradually evolved into what it is today. While the British had a very big hand in setting up the tea industry in India as part of their colonial agenda, tea was existing in India and thriving in ancient times as well. Also to throw a challenge to the notion that tea was “discovered” in China.
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Thanks to Susmita, this workshop will be complimentary.
Susmita Das Gupta
Susmita Das Gupta, Tea Artist, is the organizer of Tea Festival India, which was held at JW Marriott, Bangalore and the first of its kind B2C event that brought Indian premium and specialty teas under one roof. She is also the founder of the Tea group “Tea With Susmita”, which is the only tea based interest group in India, based out of Bangalore, and a very popular one being regularly covered by all major newspapers.
As a Tea Artist who loves to teach the art of making and drinking tea, Susmita has been conducting tea appreciation and tea tasting workshops for the last 4 years across India.
She has worked with Radisson Blue Atria, Bangalore conducting tea workshops as part of the inauguration of the hotel’s Tea Lounge. Her recent workshops include workshops on Indian Chai Ceremony with Four Seasons, Bangalore, India, History of tea in India for Reliance Retail’s Project Eve; Tea Appreciation Workshops with Titan’s Taneira Saree Brand, Tea and Chocolate Pairing Workshop with Jus’Trufs and Tea, Wine and Food Pairing workshop with Enoteca by Madhuloka (wine institute), Bangalore, Tale of Tea workshop with RMZ Galleria Mall, etc.
Susmita is also associated with Hyatt Centric Bangalore and Sheraton Grand Bangalore and conducts monthly Tea related activities at each of these hotels.
Susmita travels across Indian Subcontinent in search of fine tea and it’s been her mission to make Indians aware and proud of the teas that we produce.
Susmita was appointed as the Official Tea Artist and Tea Blogger for Paris based AVPA’s Teas of the World Contest, in July 2018 and is certified in Tea Sensory Appreciation and Tea Blending.
Susmita is the Founder of “Tea with Susmita” – a platform to introduce and promote specialty Indian tea to the discerning global tea drinkers.