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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
Each seminar is $35 per person
Registration begins August 7th
** See new registration procedure below **
Saturday, September 15, 2018 – Teas from Across Africa - Travel through your teacup at this adventurous focused tea tasting seminar. The diversity of Africa's tea production is evident from the black teas of eastern Africa to South Africa's Rooibos and Honeybush, to Morocco’s famous mint tea, and Egypt's chamomile. Tea infused treats and a take home tea sampler included. Class Activity Code: 266 407 0401
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Exploring Teas of the Himalayas - From the established tea gardens in Darjeeling where teas are known as the "Champagne of Teas", to the newer Nepalese gardens whose exquisite teas compete in flavor and variety of styles, this focused tea tasting seminar will awaken your taste buds to high grown premium teas. Tea infused treats and a take home tea sampler included. Class Activity Code: 266 407 0501
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - Pairing Premium Teas and Cheeses - Wine isn't the only beverage that complements cheese. Experience the many profiles of premium teas and cheeses from around the globe in this fun and interactive focused tasting seminar as you learn some pairing techniques. Tea and cheese infused treats and a take home tea sampler included. ClassActivity Code: 266 407 0601
Plan Aheadfor Winter 2019
Registration for 2019 opens in early December 2018
Saturday, February 9, 2019 – The Sweet Side of Tea - This interactive focused tasting seminar explores the many flavors of honey and maple syrup and how they can enhance a variety of green, black, and herbal teas. Learn what creates these different styles and how best to pair them. Taste some treats made with these three straight from nature ingredients. A take home tea sampler included.
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - Celebrating Irish Tea Traditions - Here’s a “tip o’ the hat” to the Irish for being one of the top consumers of tea per capita in the world with this Saint Patrick’s Day focused tea tasting seminar. We’ll taste and discuss the teas used in Irish breakfast blends along with some special green teas in honor of the Emerald Isle! Tea infused treats and a take home tea sampler included.
~ Some Additional Subjects for Customized Seminars ~
Rare and Unusual Teas, Bountiful Blacks,
Teas,Traditions and Techniques, Cooking and Baking with Teas,
Japanese Teas and the Cherry Blossom Festival,
Pairing Premium Teas and Chocolates,
Mystery of Pu Erh Teas, Teas Across India,
The ABC's of Tea, Exquisite Oolongs
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.
** New Registration Procedure **
is now directly through Fairfax County Park Authority
(To see all Colvin Run Mill activities listed in Parktakes magazine, go to Page 88. Or just use the Class Activity Codes from above to register for Tea Seminars. The category is HISTORY. And check out Page 7 for exciting Miller's House discoveries!)
If you already have a Parktakes account, use the above Class Activity Codes and category HISTORY to register online. Or you can create your own account online at your convenience 24/7
Please note that the request for a date of birth when opening an online account is only to differentiate for childrens, adult, and seniors classes.
Talk to an Operator: 703-222-4664
Operators are standing by the first day of registration (Tuesday, August 7) and all other dates 9 a.m. - 4 p.m, Monday-Friday. For ease of reference, fill out a registration form before calling or have the Class Activity Codes and your credit card (VISA/MasterCard only) handy.
Fax It: 703-631-2004
VISA/MasterCard payments only. Sorry, but due to registration volume, we cannot confirm fax receipt. Faxed registrations are processed beginning 9 am on the first day of registration. Faxed registrations received prior to the first day of registration will be held until that date.
Mail registrations with check, VISA or MasterCard payment to: FCPA/Parktakes, P.O. Box 4606, Fairfax, VA 22038. Mailed registrations are processed beginning 9 a.m. on the first day of registration. Mailed registrations received prior to that date will be held until that date.
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