As part of its Taste Education Series, Slow Food Maui, in partnership with Maui Culinary Academy and Whole Foods Market Kahului, presents a Master Tea Tasting Workshop featuring International Tea Expert David de Candia, Director of Tea for the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Enterprise. Scheduled Tuesday, March 26, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Pāʻina Culinary Building at the UH-Maui College, this free event will include a tea demonstration, preparation, and tasting. The general public is invited. Due to limited seating, advanced registration suggested. RSVP to info@SlowFoodMaui.org
David de Candia is the Director of Tea for The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf®, a role that encompasses everything from sourcing and purchasing tea directly from estates around the world to creating the company’s signature tea blends. He also established Coffee Bean’s Caring Cup global initiatives, which supports the building of new schools, health care facilities, and more in the regions from which the company sources tea, including India, Sri Lanka, China, and numerous African countries. He is a member of the Tea Association of America and the Specialty Tea Institute, and is a well-known speaker and judge at a number of tea fairs and expos worldwide, including the World Tea Expo and the Hong Kong Tea Fair. He lives in Ventura, California.