Monday, July 26, 2010

Gong Fu Ceremony By Ingrid Folkers

Ingrid Folkers is a Certified Tea Sommelier and Culinary Consultant from Toronto.  Ingrid is a member of Afternoon Tea Across America (ATAA) and also drove 6 hours to join in the weekend celebration of the 10th Anniversary of ATAA 
Ingrid shared the very special Gong Fu (Chinese) Tea Ceremony with us. 
We all participated in the ceremony as we sat around the dining room table.  Lori, Karen and Mary were Ingrid's guests of honor gathered around the ceremonial table.   
Ingrid steeped this year's crop of Oolong from Anxi, a delicious tea with a flowery note. 

Ingrid gifted each of us with the Gong Fu tasting cups and tray. 
Thanks so much Ingrid!
Ingrid and Mary
Mary was a guest of honor at the Gong Fu Ceremony. 

 Ingrid's business is Tea Occasions


Angela McRae said...

What a wonderful and special teatime! (And I LOVE her pretty silk blouse -- perfect!)

Marilyn said...

I had noticed the little trays and thought they were pretty. What a lovely gift.

Charlene said...

What an interesting post for tea lovers. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Steph said...

Thank you for sharing the lovely photos. I'm so glad you could share in this experience.

Lavender Cottage said...

How nice that you could enjoy a different type of tea ceremony.
I'll have to look Ingrid up as Toronto is only an hour or so drive south from us.

bennie and patsy said...

How special

Bernideen said...

Looks very educational!

Rosemary said...

Great photos Linda! Thank you for sharing this very special afternoon. I so deeply regret that I couldn't make this event!

parTea lady said...

That must have been very interesting. What a lovely gift the Gong Fu tasting cups and tray were.


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