Join us on Friday “tea” evenings to learn about and experience the true flavors of specialty origin teas 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 specialty loose leaf origin teas 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 – January 26th
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 andcharacteristics, analyzing the leaf and the liquor. This workshop provides a solid foundation for the rest of the workshops in the series.
Black Teas – February 2nd
80% of all tea produced around the world is black tea, but few realize the range of aromas and flavors that can be found within this type of tea. Join us to explore rich and flavorful black teas that have been selected from our catalog of over 60 black teas, which have been sourced around the world.
Green Teas – February 9th
Don’t think you like green tea? We hear this A LOT! Join us to explore teas that have been selected from our catalog of over 40 origin green teas and unlock the mysteries of selecting and properly preparing them for maximum enjoyment.
Wulong Teas – February 16th
Discover the most complex of all the teas! Join us to explore amazing wulongs, from traditional to rare,that have been selected from our catalog of over 40 origin wulongs sourced around the world.
White Teas – February 23rd
A misunderstood and often misrepresented type of tea. Join us to explore and dispel the myths around some of the most delicate teas.Teas will be selected from our catalog of almost 20 origin white teas sourced around the world.
Dark Teas – March 2nd
Another complex category of tea, dark teas are rare and relatively unknown here in the US. Join us to explore the unique and complex aged Pu-ers of Yunnan Province, China and teas from other dark tea-producing regions and countries.
Tea & Chocolate Pairing – March 9th
Join us to indulge in five pairings of our specialty origin teas with small-batch, hand-crafted, bean-to-bar artisan chocolates from Fruition Chocolate. This award-winning chocolatier is among the top ten in the US and has won multiple awards in international chocolate competitions over the past two years.
Tea & Cheese Pairing – March 16th
Savor five pairings of our specialty origin teas with small-batch, hand-crafted, award-winning artisanal cheeses from Sayville’s own – American Cheese. Join us for a unique and tasty experience!
Workshops take place at Infuse Tea Bar at 106 Main St., West Sayville. Each workshop begins promptly at 7:30 PM & will last for approximately 90 minutes – longer if you would like to stay for the highly recommended second infusions. More tea? Yes please!
Cost is $30 per person. Pre-paid 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register or if you have any questions!