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Sun, Nov 15


Virtual Tea Discussion with Kevin Gascoyne

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Virtual Tea Discussion with Kevin Gascoyne
Virtual Tea Discussion with Kevin Gascoyne

Time & Location

Nov 15, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


About the event

Join us for an afternoon of tea and tea discussion with Kevin Gascoyne. whose resume in the tea industry spans close to three decades. He has generously offered to share some of his time, experiences, and knowledge with NYTS members over a casual conversation while drinking a custom selection of Camellia Sinensis teas.

Kevin has also arranged for a 20% discount off of the price of the selected teas for this discussion for NYTS members who rsvp. The discount code will be given to you upon submitting your rsvp.


Hi NYTS Members,

Kevin here, very much looking forward to spending some time with you all on November 15th and sharing the 'tribal nectar’.

During the session, I will be tasting the 4 teas below and invite you to procure some in advance at for the pleasure of the shared experience and comparing notes

Obviously, you can buy as much tea as you like but if you prefer to keep it modest you can stick to sample sizes which would be enough for the activity.

(Don’t forget there is a $50 free shipping offer)

I have arranged a one-time promo-code that will give you a 20% discount on the order which will be sunny to you upon submitting your rsvp.

The 4 teas I will be drinking are:

1- Bai Rui Xiang Wulong Wuyi

2- Temi Sikkim SK85 Second Flush

3- Darjeeling Singell DJ5 First Flush

4- Shan Lin Xi Wulong Taiwan


British tea taster Kevin Gascoyne first bought tea in Asia in 1989 and has spent every Spring there as a buyer for over 27 years. Living in Montréal, he is one of 4 taster/owners of Camellia Sinensis, whose catalog at camellia- has gained World renown. He lectures all over the planet and runs 2 tea schools, a wide selection of workshops, conferences, field consulting, trade development, and seminars. For the last few years, he has been the co-host of the World Tea Awards. His writing has been published in English, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Swedish, Russian, and French in N.America, Europe, and Asia he is also co-author of the prize-winning book TEA, History, Terroir, Varieties which was voted World's Best Tea Book 2014 by the World Tea Awards and is now available in 5 languages.

Kevin is also a Director of the Canadian Tea Association.

Aside from his obsessive quest for Darjeeling’s finest leaf, he also has a passion for shopkeeping in his stores. According to his colleagues, his daily tea consumption compares to the flow of some small rivers.

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