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A special thanks to Karin Pringsheim, my wonderful interns Briggi, Teresa, Larissa, Leah, Oksana and Jack for the photography. Also the photographers from Tibal Woldwide Bulgaria & Beefeater Gin who's photos have been invaluable. 

Dordogne Tea Events

March 21st to 26th 2017 was my first series of Tea Events (a 'Tea Retreat') at Le Moulin de Leymonie, the home of renowned potter Sylph Baier. What a lovely week it was! 

Set in the main hall of the restored 17th Century Mill and using teaware specially made for the occasion by Sylph from Limoges porcelain, guests enjoyed a range of events. Tea Tasting (learning about the six families of tea) and a Brewing Masterclass were of course, essential. A talk on the Histories and Traditions of British Tea Culture followed by tea & scones brought up fascinating facts and interesting questions. Then to finish it all off, a sumptuous afternoon tea of six home-baked courses, each paired with the perfect tea. 

The wonderful setting, beautiful teaware (which I'm in discussions with Sylph to make available to order on Sourced by Kyle), keen and interested guests made this a week to remember. 

We're currently considering new and exciting ways we can put together a tea retreat with a ceramics element with Sylph at Le Moulin. 

 

Please email me so I can let you know as soon as dates and programs are ready.  

Getting there

"It was fascinating to discover all about tea, and this morning having my cuppa I look at it differently."

— Claudine, Tea Tasting

"This event is incredibly interesting. Kyle's knowledge in all things tea is amazing - refreshingly different for this region, for anyone looking for a bit of a change...  You will never prepare tea wrongly ever again!"

— Anita, Tea Brewing Masterclass

"I enjoyed your tea event! My favourite was green tea! And the salt....  I hope you will come and do the tea event again here. 

— Chelsea (age 12), Tea Tasting

"The Moulin was delightful... the care and thought in balancing and displaying the various flavours a revelation. I would never have thought of combining tea with cheese. Your explanation was really interesting... I can see we've barely rippled the surface of your in depth knowledge on the subject. Made a charming and educational afternoon. I will definitely come again."

— Ewen, Afternoon Tea Party

"...a very enjoyable afternoon. I will publicise your next event among my friends. I've already put some old(ish) tea in both of our fridges. The tip was very useful..."

— Kate, Histories & Traditions of British Tea Culture Talk