Last Chance: Join Roy Fong's Aug. 23 Oolong Class

Imperial Tea Court Teamaster Roy Fong has returned from China and is excited about his August 23 tea class focused on the 2009 oolong harvest. There's still time to join us!

Roy's current plan for the class mimics a tea merchant's experience at a wholesale market. First the class will use professional cupping techniques to sample a range of fine oolongs, then each attendee will select one or two favorites and brew them gong fu style, with Roy coaching. The class will be an open format and very hands-on. You're guaranteed to come away with a deeper knowledge and appreciation of some of China's most famous oolong.

The class will focus on this year's harvest, which includes some terrific and uncommon Wu Yi yan cha such as da hong pao, bai ji guan, fo shou, and yan ru, as well as the latest edition of Roy's signature Monkey-Picked Tie Guan Yin, which he will be firing this week.

The class is in our San Francisco Ferry Building teahouse and runs from 6:00-7:30 pm. It only costs $50--a bargain considering the value of the tea that will be presented. Attendees also receive a 10% discount on all tea purchases that day. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn from Roy and sample some of the most outstanding new teas of 2009. Sign up today! We look forward to seeing you next Sunday.