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All seminars are from 1 - 3 pm with Certified Tea Specialist Chef Laurie Bell at the historic Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA 22066
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Season Specific Teas - Harvesting time is critical for the distinct flavor profiles of many styles of tea. Sample premium single origin teas picked and processed during specific seasons and from a variety of global locations in this focused educational tea tasting. Tea infused treats and take home tea sampler included. Advance reservations and payment ($30 each) required through the Mill at 703-759-2771
Saturday, November5, 2016 - Beyond the Teacup: Cooking and Baking with Tea - Whether it's brewed, infused, or dry ground leaves, tea can enhance your menus with healthful antioxidants while adding intriguing flavor notes. Join this interactive seminar as you taste, and learn how to incorporate this ancient plant into your everyday favorites as well as new recipe ideas for the holidays. Take home tea and treat sampler with recipes included. Meet guest Pastry Chef Leslie Hollander! Advance reservations and payment ($35 each) required through the Mill at 703-759-2771
NEW! For Winter 2017! Saturday, January 14, 2017 - Blending Teas: The Basics - Single origin teas can be exquisite elixirs to sip and savor on their own. However, many Americans love the variety of teas with added flavor. Learn the basics of tea blending and create your own special blend to take home in this interactive seminar. Tea infused treats included. Advance reservations and payment ($35 each) required through the Mill at 703-759-2771
Back by Popular Demand!Saturday, February 11, 2017 – Premium Tea and Chocolate Pairing - This delectable seminar has become a February tradition in celebrating Valentine's Day! Sip premium teas and savor the decadent delights of the many styles of chocolate ranging from white to extra dark. Hear a bit of history and the similarities between the tea plant and the cacao tree as you learn how to pair premium tea and chocolate successfully to bring out the best of both. Sample treats made with tea and chocolate. A take home tea sampler is included. Advance reservations and payment ($35 each) required through the Mill at 703-759-2771
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Japanese Teas at Cherry Blossom Time! - Matcha may be the current tea trend, but Japan has many other traditional styles of tea. Taste a varied selection of this ancient beverage in the cup and as an ingredient. Take home a special Cherry Blossom Blend tea sampler. Advance reservations and payment ($35 each) required through the Mill at 703-759-2771
~ Some Additional Subjects for Customized Seminars ~
Comparison of Green Teas from Around the Globe,The Mystery of Oolong Teas,
The Teas of India, Teas of Africa, Rare and Unusual Teas, Bountiful Blacks,
Premium Tea and Cheese Pairing, Teas,Traditions and Techniques,
The Sweet Side of Tea - enhancing Tea with Honey and Maple Syrup,
Artisanal Teas of Nepal, Authentic Darjeeling Teas
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Tea as a recipe ingredient will be discussed and tea treats sampled at each seminar. Every participant will go home with a tea sampler.
Would you like Great Falls Tea Garden to come to you with a customized tea tasting seminar created especially for your family, friends, business associates or group? Just contact Laurie@greatfallsteagarden.com