Tea Time

AN INTRODUCTION TO YUNNAN TEAS

Saturday, June 6, 1-3 p.m. — A tea-focused discussion of Yunnan Province, China, the ancestral home of camellia sinensis, var assamica, the mother of all tea in the world. Explore the history, culture, health benefits and varieties of Yunnan teas including the famous post-fermented puerh. Tea tasting and brewing demonstration included. Sponsored by Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Space is limited. Mountain Housing Opportunities, 64 Clingman Ave., No. 101. Call Rebecca at 575-9600 for reservations.

BEAU-TEA WORKSHOP

Wednesday, June 10, 6-7:30 p.m. — Learn to make skin care products with tea and herbs, experience facial and body reflexology for balance and renewal, learn about Chinese face mapping and facial qigong and experience guided meditations focusing on the energy of the approaching solstice. Sponsored by Samadhi Productions. $25. Dobra Tea, 120 Broadway St., Black Mountain. To register, call 357-8530.

COMMUNITY GONG FU TEA TASTING WITH PANTHER MOON

Saturday, June 13, noon-3 p.m. — A tasting of special teas from China and Taiwan. The magical and mystical teas from Yunnan will be featured. $5-8 donation requested. Drop in anytime during the event. Raven and Crone, 555 Merrimon Ave., Suite 100. For details, call Sumitra at 450-9853.

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Gina Smith is the Mountain Xpress Food section editor and writer. She can be reached at gsmith@mountainx.com.

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