Tea, Anyone?
Likkle Tea principal Patrique Goodall poured freshly brewed Baozhing tea.(Photo: Naphtali Junior)

Likkle Tea Ltd principal Patrique Goodall's job involves acting as a consultant for all things tea-related. She sources new teas, develops new flavour profiles, and translates global trends for the local market, all while spilling the 'tea' on her business with buyers.

It's sounds like a lot but Goodall loves what she does. So much so that she prides herself in sharing her knowledge with whoever is willing to learn. And she did just that on Thursday, April 27, as she took over the Julie Mango dining room for her first Tea Flight.

It might come across as a tad pretentious to teach people how to taste tea. For, we all know how to taste, right? Actually, we don't! Goodall says tea tasting is something that a lot of people can find challenging and the skill of a taster begins with the decision to take on that challenge with passion and confidence.

Approximately 30 tea lovers joined her eager to learn the time-honoured set of rules to assess the flavour of tea. Equipped with chart to document the process, colour and aroma wheels for reference, and open minds, guests savoured four unique tea blends from across the world artfully complemented with menu favourites from the restaurant.

The Julie Mango Restaurant wife-and-husband restaurateur team of Julie Ramchandani Harpalani and Rajiv Harpalani were pretty hands-on in the tea-tasting experience. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Tea lover Shantae Porteous knew all too well that fully appreciating the aroma of a tea adds a new dimension to tea tasting. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
A perfect pour of Lavender Masala Chai (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Likkle Tea Ltd financial coach Antonette Newell was pleased with her Mengku Qizi Green Puerh sample. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
The Rosemary Mint Orange Iced Tea was the go-to refresher for Nicolina Diabo (left) and event planner Taneisha Wicombe.(Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Attendees were encouraged to document their observations. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Karyl Ray-McIndoe (left) shared the experience with her brother Vidal Ray Jr and her daughter Kylie McIndoe (right). Likkle Tea Ltd principal Patrique Goodall served the happy bunch Lavender Masala Chai. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Vegetable Samosas with Mango Chutney (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Thai Curry Fried Rice served with chicken & shrimp satay skewers (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
(Clockwise, from left) Debbie Chambers, her mum Norma Chambers, Jacqui Sinclair, and Melissa Stephenson were affable tablemates. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Cheers to chai! Attorney-at-law Roxann Mars (left) and interior decorator Patrice Carby Harrison relished Lavender Masala Chai. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Julie Mango Salsa with Plantain Chips (Photo: Naphtali Junior)
Karyl Ray-McIndoe savoured Julie Mango Salsa with Plantain Chips. (Photo: Naphtali Junior)

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