Join us for evenings of tea to learn about and experience the true flavors of tea and herbal tisanes in our educational, interactive & fun tea tasting workshops!
Perfect for the novice or connoisseur alike, our series of workshops provides a guided exploration through the vast and complex world of loose leaf tea and herbal tisanes. During each workshop, we will journey to tea-producing countries around the world to experience unique teas and cultural traditions, learn how to truly taste tea, and unlock the secrets of proper preparation methods for each tea type. A flight of six teas will be tasted and discussed in each workshop.
Introduction to Tea Appreciation – Friday, January 22nd
Tea is more complex than wine and in this workshop we delve into the techniques and terminology used to unlock its wide-ranging characteristics.Overview of tea types, identifying typical characteristics, factors that affect quality and characteristics, analyzing the leaf and the liquor. This workshop provides a solid foundation for the rest of the workshops in the series.
Black Teas – Friday, January 29th
Explore the wonderful and rich black teas from the main black tea-producing countries of China, India and Sri Lanka.
Green Teas - Friday, February 5th
Explore famous green teas from the main green tea-producing countries of China and Japan.
Oolongs - Friday, February 12th
Explore the most complex of all the teas –amazing oolongs from Taiwan and China and rare oolongs from other parts of the world.
White & Yellow Teas - Friday, February 19th
Explore the rarest of all the teas - white and yellow teas from China and beyond.
Pu-er & Other Dark Teas - Friday, February 26th
Explore the unique and complex aged Pu-ers of Yunnan Province, China and teas from other dark tea-producing regions.
Scented & Flavored Teas - Friday, March 4th
Explore the traditionally scented teas of China and learn about the varying qualities of flavored teas.
Teas of China - Friday, March 11th
Explore the birthplace of tea - blacks, greens and oolongs from throughout the tea-producing provinces of China.
Teas of Taiwan - Friday, March 18th
This island is world-renowned for its quality oolongs and we explore the range of Formosa oolongs, along with a special surprise.
Teas of Japan - Friday, April 1st
Explore the full spectrum of the various styles of green teas from Japan, along with a few amazing treats.
Teas of the Himalayas - Friday, April 8th
Explore the delightful and sought-after, high-grown teas from the regions surrounding these famous mountains – Darjeeling region of India, Nepal, and a few others.
Teas of India & Sri Lanka – Friday, April 15th
Explore the complex and highly-regarded teas from several regions in these major tea-producing countries.
Teas of Southeast Asia – Friday, April 22nd
Explore the amazing and little-known teas from South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra.
Teas of Africa – Friday, April 29th
Explore the diversity of teas produced in the countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Tea & Chocolate Pairing - Saturday, April 30th
We pair two of our favorite things in this popular workshop! Enjoy five pairings of our teas with chocolates from Fruition, a bean-to-bar, artisanal chocolatier.
Teas of the US – Friday, May 6th
Explore some of the rarest teas in the world – those grown and hand-processed here in the US.
Traditional Western Herbs – Friday, May 13th
Explore the traditional drinking herbs used in Europe, the Americas and beyond, their health benefits, traditional uses,and cultural significance.
Tea & Cheese Pairing - Saturday, May 14th
Tea pairs better with cheese than wine and we are excited to offer this unique and flavorful event. Enjoy five pairings of our teas with fresh, hand-crafted, small batch artisan cheeses.
Herbs of South Africa & South America – Friday, May 20th
Explore the caffeine-free South African herbs rooibos and honeybush and the stimulating South American herbs yerba maté and guayusa. Learn about their health benefits and cultural significance.
Herbs of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) - Friday, June 3rd
TCM is the medicinal tradition in China that has been practiced for centuries. Explore several of the primary Chinese drinking herbs, their health benefits, traditional uses,and cultural significance.
Herbs of Ayurveda - Friday, June 10th
Ayurveda is the medicinal tradition in India that has been practiced for thousands of years. Explore several of the primary Ayurvedicdrinking herbs, their health benefits, traditional uses,and cultural significance.
Workshops will begin promptly at 7:30PM & will last for 90 minutes.
Cost is $25 per person pre-paid - save 10% on 3 or more workshops per person.
Registration is required & space is limited, so please sign up early! Attending each workshop is not required - just sign up for the ones that interest you the most. No refunds after registration, unless your spot can be filled.
Please call 631-278-5755 or click here to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register or if you have any questions!