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Tea Masters Series

Sunday, June 19th, 2016  |  6:30-8:30pm

What’s it like to grow up on a tea estate? What’s it like to manager a tea estate? What tea country produces an incredibly wide range of prize-winning teas: from elegant white to robust black teas, and everything in-between, yet is one third the size of Minnesota?


Attend our Tea Masters: Ceylon Connections event and find out. 


This is a two hour tea tasting and workshop hosted by Chaminda Jayawardana, Managing Director of Lumbini Tea Estates in Sri Lanka and TeaSource founder Bill Waddington, whose great grandfather Augustus Waddington helped carve tea estates out of the Ceylon wilderness in the 1870’s.   We’ll taste lots of very different and unique Ceylon teas (some straight from the garden, less than 2 weeks off the bush).  We’ll explore the Ceylon tea traditions and industry in depth and learn from a true tea master: a man who grew up on a tea garden. There will be lots of opportunity for Q & A. 

P.S. Ceylon and Sri Lanka are the same country.


WHEN: Sunday June 19th, 2016

TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm 
Attendees are welcome to come at 6:00 pm for a tour of the TeaSource warehouse before the workshop.

WHERE: 2616 N. Cleveland Ave., Roseville, MN
(NORTH Cleveland, not South Cleveland)

COST: $20

Reservations are required and fill quickly.  Please see an employee for details or call 877-768-7233 to register.


More about our visiting Tea Master: Chaminda Jayawardana grew up on the Lumbini Tea Estate. He has managed this tea garden for almost two decades and he has guided Lumbini to winning many international tea competitions and prizes (including World Tea Expo North American Tea Championships). Chaminda has also worked as a consultant with many of tea gardens and garden managers throughout Sri Lanka.