Let's drink tea!

15-16 September 2018, Botanical Garden in Poznań

What can you find at the festival?

There is something for everyone here! Both for a hardcore tea lover that drinks only tea all day and for casual tea drinkers.

Tea presentations

We will show the way of tea! You will learn about the tea classification, dive into the stories about tea plantations, learn the in’s and out’s of tea accessories.

Tea workshops

Are you curious about the loose leaf tea but you have no idea how to brew it? Not sure how to check if your matcha is high quality? Learn it here!

Exhibitors

Sometimes it is hard to get good quality tea and tea accessories. Especially for you we gathered tea sellers from all over Poland in one place!

Zaparzaj!

What is our tea festival?

“Life is too short for bad tea”

Tea Festival Zaparzaj! in Poznań is organized because of many reasons. The source of them is in our love for tea, its diverssity and endless ways to prepare it. From the tea passion an urge was born, to give Polish tea fans an option to meet in this part of the country, together drink tea and learn about it.

See you by the tea kettle!

Botanical Garden of the University of Adama Mickiewicz in Poznań

ul. Dąbrowskiego 165, 60-594 Poznań

www.obuam.robia.pl • How to get to the Botanic Garden?

Zaparzaj! 2018

Friday 14 September 2018

17:30 – 19:00 – Green caffeine – meeting before Zaparzaj! – in front of the main building

Life is too short so let’s drink good tea – green caffeine for the weekend.  A warm up meeting before the Zaparzaj! festival happening during the weekend lead by Martina Kubiak (https://www.instagram.com/ma_kub/).

Saturday 15 September 2018

China

10:00 – 12:00 – Marta Okińczyc (Kwietna)

12:00 – 14:00 – Anatol Ilnicki (Art of Tea)

This year again Anatol will present a tea tasting in the pin-cha style but this time accompanied by a Wing Tsun Kung Fu Poznań team practicising eastern martial arts.

Japan

10:00 – 12:00 – Anna Gołkowska (Czajownia in Wrocław)

A Pharmacy student in whom a school instilled a conviction that plants have huge power, and whom Czajownia in Wrocław taught that out of all plants tea has the greatest power. In her free time, she has a rest on the trail and yoga mat. She has been preparing tea over chapan in a traditional teahouse for several months, and her favourite teas are Korean and Taiwanese ones. During Zaparzaj!, Ania will present selected teas from Japan (Tamaryokucha, Kabukicha, Kukicha, cherry blossom SAKURA tea leaves).

12:00 – 13:30 – Jolanta Jona (Herbaciany Notes)

This year’s travel to Japanese tea plantations made Jola’s dream come true. Zaparzaj! is an opportunity to meet over a cup of unusual Japanese tea brought from her travel and listen to her stories about happy tea leaves, hand-made tea, ecological plantations and teas most frequently drunk by the Japanese.

Tea ceremonies

11:00 – 13:00 – Ivan Sitsko (Zielona i Czarna)

Meditation with tea (number of participants: 5). Ivan invites you to quiet observation of what will take place during a tea ceremony. The participants’ task will be to focus on their sensations in their body and observation of their thoughts. The ceremony will begin with relaxation, body scanning and conscious work with breath. Then, participants will take part in short training about what will happen during the tea ceremony. Finally, every participant will be able to experience tea drinking in deep concentration.

Tea Corners 1

10:00 – 12:00 – Małgorzata Grunduls (Personally Tea) – Ceylon

During a meeting, Małgosia will give us an account of her unforgettable travel to Sri Lanka – a colourful and uncommon island which may be a paradise for ornithologists and which delighted us with tea. Plantations, Tamil tea pickers, tea factories and celebrations of Buddhist Holi Festival in private photos over a tea smelling of Sri Lanka.

12:00 – 14:00 – Agata Ożarowska (One Cup of Tea) – Nepal

Everyone here is welcome to the tea Sansara – a himalayan trip with tea bowls. As a metaphore of a way and circle of life we will be sipping Nepalese teas while stopping to catch a breath in between aromas of each cup.

Tea Corners 2

10:00 – 12:00 – Monia Rękoś – India

During the event Monia will prepare Chai (true indian tea prepared with cow milk, spices and brown sugar) and tell us its story, ayurvedian application and why „chai latte” coffee has no sense.

12:00 – 14:00 – The blanket waits for a tea lover + tea exchange

“The blanket waits for a tea lover” – is a casual meeting over tea, where everyone may brew some tea. Open space for meeting in silence, for talking, relaxation or book reading. We invite you here with your own tea utensils and your own tea! Hot water will be accessible all the time in the reception desk of the Didactic Pavillon (Pawilon Dydaktyczny).

„Tea exchange” – unfortunately, it is not possible to buy all teas. However, during that meeting organizers will make small bags available, which will make it possible for you to exchange tea leaves in the amount enough for one-time tasting with other participants.

Lecture room

14:00 – 16:00 – Special guest: Toshifumi Shibamoto

Mr Shibamoto comes from a family where already the third generation grows tea bushes. He is an artist and researcher who can make unusual tea from every leaf. He plumbs the mysteries of producing teas like Kamairicha, blazing his unique trail for production of this tea and creating new tastes. For several years, there has been a growing recognition of Mr. Shibamoto’s teas. They have attracted attention of connoisseurs not only in Japan, but also outside the Land of Cherry Blossoms, and they have received prizes. Also, they have been an attraction of tea meetings, such as during the Tokyo Tea Party. Kamairicha produced by Toshifumi Shibamoto is included in the set of the most important Japanese teas in the Museum of Tea in Shizuoka. During a meeting, Mr. Shibamoto will tell us about his work and brew some teas created by himself. The lecture will be conducted in Japanese. It will be interpreted by Robert Tomczyk.

Teahouse and restaurant named Pod Lampionami

18:00 – A team-building meeting of tea lovers

Pod Lampionami is a teahouse, café and restaurant located in the Poznań Old Town (Stare Miasto w Poznaniu). Here over tea, a glass of wine and delicious vegan and vegetarian sweets we may “take a breath”. In “Pod Lampionami” we believe – repeating after a Chinese philosopher Ling Yun – that tea is an escape from the hustle and bustle of this world. We want to create space where our Guest may not only feed his/her body and please his/her palate, but also regain internal equilibrium and feel good with himself/herself and being surrounded by other people

Sunday 16 September 2018

China

10:00 – 12:00 –  The blanket waits for a tea lover

“The blanket waits for a tea lover” – is a casual meeting over tea, where everyone may brew some tea. Open space for meeting in silence, for talking, relaxation or book reading. We invite you here with your own tea utensils and your own tea! Hot water will be accessible all the time in the reception desk of the Didactic Pavillon (Pawilon Dydaktyczny).

12:00 – 14:00 – Anna Brożyna (Piewcy Teiny)

We invite tea lovers-beginners to tea brewing combined with a lecture on 6 tea colours. We will cover basics of tea and find why it is worth resigning from tea sachets and brewing loose-leaf tea. It is not difficult at all!

14:00 – 15:30 – Wojtek Woźniak (TheTea)

During Zaparzaj!, Wojciech will tell us about the Wuyishan region – a kingdom of the so-called rock teas, that is dark roasted oolong teas grown on fertile volcanic soil. The Wuyi Mountains are an excellent starting point for travel related to tea tasting to other tea regions. Why? You will be given the answer to this question by Wojtek on Sunday!

Japan

11:00 – 13:00 – special guest: Toshifumi Shibamoto

Tasting of teas produced by Mr. Toshifumi Shibamoto.

13:00 – 16:00 – The blanket waits for a tea lover + tea exchange

“The blanket waits for a tea lover” – is a casual meeting over tea, where everyone may brew some tea. Open space for meeting in silence, for talking, relaxation or book reading. We invite you here with your own tea utensils and your own tea! Hot water will be accessible all the time in the reception desk of the Didactic Pavillon (Pawilon Dydaktyczny).

“Tea exchange” – unfortunately, it is not possible to buy all teas. However, during that meeting organizers will make small bags available, which will make it possible for you to exchange tea leaves in the amount enough for one-time tasting with other participants.

Tea ceremonies

11:00 – 13:00 – Ivan Sitsko (Zielona i Czarna)

Meditation with tea (number of participants: 5). Ivan invites you to quiet observation of what will take place during a tea ceremony. The participants’ task will be to focus on their sensations in their body and observation of their thoughts. The ceremony will begin with relaxation, body scanning and conscious work with breath. Then, participants will take part in short training about what will happen during the tea ceremony. Finally, every participant will be able to experience tea drinking in deep concentration.

Tea Corners 1

10:00 – 12:00 – Dawid Brojak – Nepal

A former employee of Czajownia in Wrocław and tea enthusiast coming back directly from Nepal. Privately an engineer, book lover and scout. During a meeting, he will present fresh Nepali teas from one type of tea bush processed by the same factory, 3 sorts and 5 various production processes, as well as he will tell us what makes that they differ so much from each other and how the farmer’s ancestors have been preparing black tea for generations.

12:00 – 14:00 – Piotr Orliński – New Zealand

During the meeting Piotr will present chosen teas produced in the only tea plantation of New Zealand and tell us about the history of tea in that country.

14:00 – 16:00 – Anna Gołkowska (Czajownia in Wrocław) – Korea

A Pharmacy student in whom a school instilled a conviction that plants have great power, and whom Czajownia in Wrocław taught that out of all plants tea has the greatest power. In her free time, she has a rest on the trail and yoga mat. She has been preparing tea over chapan in a traditional teahouse for several months, and her favourite teas are Korean and Taiwanese ones. During Zaparzaj!, Ania will present selected teas from Korea (Nokcha, Wooricha/Paryocha).

Herbaciane Zakątki 2

10:00 – 12:00 – Marta Okińczyc (Kwietna)  – Tibet

Buddhism and tea… about tea in Tibetan monasteries.

12:30 – 14:30 – Czarek Wróblewski

In the beginning of September this year Czarek came back from a two month long backpacging tour of the Balkans. Life on the road can be fascinating and fulfilling, Czarek will tell us about the tracks and wilderness of his trip with a cup of tea. And the tea will be chosen by a magical code that will be revealed during the meeting.

Przed Pawilonem Letnim

11:30 – 13:30 – Mikołaj Ignaszewski – Kombucha

A lover of fermented food. He began with home brewing, but after some time he discovered the world of pickles and fermented drinks. A tea convert, not so ardent. He gets to know new teas patiently, brewing a fermented tea drink known as kombucha.

14:00 – 16:00 – Concert Projekt Kobieta

The Projekt Kobieta band invites you to a female world of emotions and perception of the world, to joint contemplation of nature while listening to soft music reaching for elements of early music and folk. We combine the drums and the flutes that are close to nature with mood music sounds of the keyboard and the bass guitar. Our short lyrics only give an impetus for stopping for a while and having some reflection.

The festival program was translated by Agnieszka Chojnacka (My Cup of Green Tea).

Uwaga: Organizatorzy zastrzegają sobie prawo dokonywania zmian w programie z przyczyn od nich niezależnych.