All posts filed under: Events

Documenting the tea related events that I attend

Who’ll remember the Monday blues when you’ve got #matchamonday? – Matcha workshop at the Tsujiri Matcha House

Nestled in a quiet corner of Soho is the home of all things matcha – desserts, lattes, chocolate, you name it! This place is otherwise known as the Tsujiri Matcha House. *Fun fact: they’ve been around for over 160 years, passing down the business from generation to generation, and their dedication to good quality matcha remains consistent. A few Saturdays ago, at about 8:45am (yes on a saturday!) I made the 45 minute journey to Tsujiri’s (vegan) pop-up shop on Rupert Street, Soho to learn more about matcha. With this being my first time at the house, I was pleasantly surprised by the cosiness and homely feel of the shop. With several bar stools and a table top resembling the kind you’d find in your kitchen, this ‘house’ felt much like a home. Despite my 5 minute late arrival, I was welcomed by Chin, matcha tea-cher for the day! He got us all to I introduce ourselves, to catch me up to speed, and he began explaining the set-up. Grades of matcha First off, Chin …

Tea and Cake event with GBBO’s Benjamina – ‘The new way to cake’ book launch

Hosted by Benjamina Ebuehi, held in Crabtree and Evelyn’s Islington branch and a goodie bag gifted by Nielsen Massey, it’s safe to say that the first tea related event Ive attended was a success! As I made my way to the bustling side of Angel, Islington and arrive at the store front at a prompt 6:00pm, the entrance of the well-lit store set the tone for the evening. Following the initial greetings, I take a quick video and get settled in for a well-anticipated evening ahead. As I stood in line waiting to get my cup of tea, I exchange a smile with a guy with glasses in the corner who I noticed had already greeted and spoke to Benjamina. This initially piqued my curiosity as I wondered how they knew one another – which I later learned of. I didn’t voice this, of course, however we said our ‘Hi’s’ and got to chatting. I asked him a simple question, which, little did I know, was the opening to a can of worms that’d get …