Kevin Gascoyne

British tea taster Kevin Gascoyne has been buying tea in Asia since 1989. He started his career as a tea writer for publications in the U.K., the U.S.A. and Japan. Over the years his passion for the black teas of India has spread to the plantations of many other countries. In Canada he is one of the owners of the Camellia Sinensis Tea Houses and Tea Schools of Montréal and Québec City. Each year he and his fellow tasters travel to the tea gardens of Asia to select teas for their internationally renowned catalogue. . As well as regular public tastings, Kevin is also involved in a wide range of workshops, conferences, seminars, research and consulting activities in North America and Asia. He also co-authored of the prize-winning book ‘Tea, History, Terroirs, Varieties’.


The London Tea & Kombucha Festival is proud to present this special pre-screening of Kevin Gascoyne’s Darjeeling documentary in the Wolf Performance Hall.

Kevin Gascoyne and the “Champagne of Teas” – Exclusive Documentary Pre-screening!

Kevin has been traveling to the Himalayas as a tea-taster and buyer for over 25 years. The CBC has sent a documentary film crew to follow him on his annual quest for the select lots that represent the finest that the gardens of Darjeeling have to offer.

This documentary, made and aired originally in French, has been translated and will be screened in English for this special event.