The Tea School

Established by François-Xavier Delmas in order to share the knowledge acquired over his years of travels, L’Ecole du Thé offers tea-tasting courses for the public and professionals alike.

Ecole du Thé

For many connoisseurs, the art of tea-tasting appears shrouded in mystery and requires innate talent and years of experience. Yet it is possible for anyone to learn how to appreciate the subtlety of a China green tea or to compare two great Darjeelings harvested just days apart.

With this in mind, L’Ecole du Thé has developed a range of courses accessible to anyone, offering plenty of hands-on experience to regale the senses.

Participants learn about the teas in more detail and gradually acquire the techniques and vocabulary of tasting. In effect, they become tea “oenologists”.

L’Ecole du Thé attracts more than 1,500 people each year to its courses, held at its impressive premises of more than 200 m².
The course programme and registration details are available on the Ecole du Thé website:

The author

François-Xavier Delmas is a passionate globetrotter. He’s been touring the world’s tea plantations for more than 20 years in search of the finest teas. As the founder of Le Palais des Thés, he believes that travelling is all about discovering world cultures. From Darjeeling to Shizuoka, from Taiwan to the Golden Triangle, he invites you to follow his trips as well as share his experiences and emotions.

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