New Seminars just listed!! See Seminars page for schedule
Educating Tea Palates through Focused Tea Tastings with Single Origin and Premium Blended Teas
prepping for this year's OCNA fundraiser
Working with my friend and colleague at the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance fundraiser "Women Chefs Turn Up the Heat!" supporting this amazing organization's premier event since its inception 10 years ago!
what diversity in teas from around the globe!
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Contact Chef Laurie Bell to arrange a Tea Tasting Seminar or to be added to the email list for future seminar announcements firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-757-6209
Enjoy Great Falls Tea Garden's Delicious Blends all year long for take home as Iced Tea, Hot Tea or as a Recipe Ingredient purchase at Salud, The Healthy Pantry 1137 Walker Road at the corner of Colvin Run Road Great Falls, VA 22066 703-757-0120 Visit the General Store at Colvin Run Mill to purchase tea cups and mugs personalized for this historic local landmark. While you're there, pick up some whole wheat flour and cornmeal, stone ground right there at the working Mill, to prepare some of the recipes on our TEA-rific Recipes page! Historic Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road,Great Falls, VA 22066 703-759-2771 Open every day 11am-4pm except Tuesday, Tours available!
Some Recent Participant Reviews
"Your seminar on the Teas of India was wonderful! The information was presented in a welcoming and easy to understand way that has hooked me on tea. I look forward to attending many more."
"That's the best turnout we've had at a monthly program in years. You did a wonderful job - your presentation was a nice balance of fact, personal history and anecdotes! Lots of fun delicious teas..."
"Your classes are always such a delight and are so informative... you make people feel so welcome..."
"Thank you so much for making the Tea Tasting for our ladies group such a success. I have had excellent feedback..."
"We really enjoyed the seminar last weekend. You certainly delivered in terms of the teaching and tea offerings."
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ Want to hear a preview about premium teas? Listen to Laurie Bell's appearance on the Kojo Nnamdi Radio Show on WAMU radio's "Food Wednesday" segment! Click here and begin the 35 minute segment called "Tea Time" at the 18 minute point on the time graph, or scroll down the page to see some recipes and read the transcript http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2011-07-20/tea-time
Serving a selection of Great Falls Tea Garden premium loose leaf teas!! RlS an everyday cafe in the heart of the West End 2275 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20037
at the corner of 23rd and L Streets
Middleburg Common Grounds 114 West Washington Street Middleburg, VA 20117
Why Focused Tea Tastings?
Welcome to the world of single origin, artisan, and premium loose leaf teas, sourced from tea gardens around the globe.
Not only is tea a healthy beverage, filled with antioxidants, but the vast variety of styles and flavors make it the most consumed beverage in the world after water.
Remember when wine consumed in America tended to be labeled red or white “jug” wine and coffee was purchased at the grocery store, in one basic flavor, already ground, in those round metal cans?
How far we have come in our knowledge and appreciation of those two beverages. Americans are now familiar with the many regions and countries that harvest grapes and coffee beans and how the various processing methods can produce different styles and tastes. How the "terroir" in a growing area gives a uniqueness to whatever is harvested there.
Now it is tea’s turn. With less caffeine per cup than coffee and no alcohol like wine, but with all those flavonols and catechins, premium tea is a healthy, varied, and most of all, flavorful, beverage. Come taste what you've been missing....
And remember - at these tastings, you can drink and STILL drive!