The McFaddin-Ward House is proud to present this month’s lecture by Linda Gaylard, author of The Tea Book. a handy guide that helps readers explore blends, tastings, and ceremonies from around the world. Linda is a Certified Tea Sommelier located in the city of Toronto, Canada. She graduated George Brown College where she studied an extensive program of courses, including sensory perception, tea and food pairing, tea regions, and tea history among other tea-focused subjects. She has certification by The Tea Association of Canada.
In 2012, Linda traveled to South Korea and China. She visited artisan tea growers in Gyeongsangnam-do and tea gardens in Jeollanam-do – both are provinces at the southern tip of South Korea. While visiting Fujian and Zhejiang provinces of China she met with growers, producers, retailers and artisans.
Ms. Gaylard also writes a hugely popular blog called The Tea Stylist, an ever-evolving weblog that provides readers – whether tea novices or enthusiasts – with knowledge of tea and its culture. You’ll also find engaging articles, reviews and photographs that illustrate tea’s influence on our world and highlight style’s intersection with tea, past and present.