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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 16, 2017 - Teas from Around the Globe - Learn the ABC's of the world's many styles of tea as you taste white, green, oolong, black, and dark teas. In this seminar we will also discuss a bit of tea history, the best brewing techniques for the various styles, and sample some tea infused treats. A take home tea sampler is included. Advance reservations and payment ($35 each) required through the Mill at 703-759-2771
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - The Wide World of Oolong Teas - This seminar focuses exclusively on oolong teas, considered to be the most complex of all tea styles. From the newer, lightly oxidized styles to the traditional darker styles, we'll taste a variety of oolongs from several countries and sample some tea infused treats. A take home tea sampler is included. Advance reservations and payment ($35 each) required through the Mill at 703-759-2771
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Premium Tea and Cheese Pairing - This popular seminar has returned! Experience the many flavor profiles of premium teas and cheeses in this fun and interactive class as you learn a variety of pairing techniques. Taste tea and cheese infused treats and take home a tea sampler to create your own pairings! Advance reservations and payment ($35) required through the Mill at 703-759-2771
NEW! For Winter 2018! Saturday, January 13, 2018 - Exploring the Mystery of Pu Erh Tea - This special category of Dark Tea is gaining popularity in the United States. Taste Pu Erh in its various forms and learn about each style: raw/ripe, green/cooked, young/aged. Learn to brew gong fu style vs western style. Tea infused treats and a take home tea sampler included. Advance reservations and payment ($35 each) required through the Mill at 703-759-2771
Back by Popular Demand!Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 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 24, 2018 - Limited Production Teas - Teas from China, Japan and India are well known and plentiful. Not so for premium teas from New Zealand, the Azores, and Hawaii, to name a few. Taste and explore a variety of styles of teas from some little known and up and coming tea regions as you enjoy some tea infused treats. A take home tea sampler is included. Advance reservations and payment ($35 each) required through the Mill at 703-759-2771
~ Some Additional Subjects for Customized Seminars ~
Teas of Africa, Teas of India, Rare and Unusual Teas, Bountiful Blacks,
Teas,Traditions and Techniques, Cooking and Baking with Teas,
Japanese Teas and the Cherry Blossom Festival,
The Sweet Side of Tea - enhancing Tea with Honey and Maple Syrup,
Artisanal Teas of Nepal, Authentic Darjeeling Teas
OR - create your own category!
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