Please Note - Groups attending together may sit together. Otherwise, attendees will be spaced 6 feet apart. Great Falls Tea Garden requests that all attendees be vaccinated. Fairfax County requires that masks be worn inside facilities except when drinking and eating.
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All educational focused tea tasting 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, November 6, 2021 - Hearty Teas for the Winter Months - Taste a selection of premium teas perfect for those chilly days ahead. Learn what makes tea healthful and how to turn teas into festive holiday beverages and for gift giving! Tea infused treats and a take home tea sampler included. $40 per person. Use ID Code 5Y8.P0N3
Early 2022 Seminars
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - Chinese Teas in Celebration of the Lunar New Year - Known as the birthplace of tea, China produces every style of tea: white, green, yellow, oolong, black, and dark. Learn how each of these unique styles can be produced from the same plant and taste the difference! Tea infused treats and a take home tea sampler included. $45 per person Use ID Code SQ4.5QD2
Saturday, February 12, 2022 – Premium Tea and Chocolate Pairing - Always a February favorite!
We will discuss the similarities of terroir and processing of the tea plant and cacao tree and learn how to bring out the best flavor combinations as you taste, compare, and pair special teas and chocolates.Taste some treats made with these two delectable ingredients. A take home tea and chocolate sampler included. $45 per person Use ID Code MG9.4UOG
Saturday, March 12, 2022 - Exploring Teas: Advanced Workshop - Test your tastebuds and tea knowledge as we taste a selection of teas "blind" in this fun and informative seminar. An exploration into unique teas - by process, terroir, and/or scarcity. For those who have attended past basic tea seminars. A take home tea sampler included. $45 per person Use ID Code 731.P9ID
~ 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,
The Sweet Side of Tea: Pairing with Honey and Maple Syrup,
Mystery of Pu Erh Teas; Teas Across India,
The Teas of Africa: North to South, East to West
What is Chai? Oolongs: Ancient to Modern
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
If you already have a Parktakes account, use the Catalog ID Class Codes (listed above) to register online. 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 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, the county 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.
Or call Colvin Run Mill 703-759-2771 for additional help in registering.
If a seminar should be full and you'd like to join a wait list, please email Laurie@greatfallsteagarden.com with the seminar name, date, number of attendees for the wait list, and a contact phone number.
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