For tea sommelier Carol Mark, the complex and diverse flavours of tea go well beyond the teapot. For this unique meal, Carol combines her deep knowledge of teas, access to some of the worlds finest and rarest blends – including her own exclusive imports, and her life-long passion for food into an exquisite menu exploring the culinary possibilities of tea.
Earl Grey tea sunburst cocktail
Jumbo shrimps pan grilled on wilted spicy greens
Smoked tea chicken with Ceylon first Souchang tea & cinnamon
Roasted winter vegetables
Zesty cumin-pickled seasonal vegetables
Poached chai tea pears with lychee custard & chocolate
Additional Teas to complement dinner include Iron Goddess Oolong Tea, Assam Tea with Saffron & Rose, and Puer Tea. Attendees will also get a sample of Carol’s exclusive teas to take home.
Carol Mark is a certified tea sommelier who loves tea, baking, cooking and chocolate. Carol has curated elaborate high teas, including a Masters Class given by noted tea expert Jane Pettrigrew and Dilhan Fernando from Dilmah Tea (one of the top ten tea producers in the world), which raised funds for 4000 mammograms for rural women in Sri Lanka. Carol also sources and blends rare teas, and is excitedly expecting a new shipment from several century-old tea trees in northern China along the old tea trading route. Follow Carol on Facebook or Twitter