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September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$15 – $50
This kid-friendly tea event with a literary spin features delightful bites and scrumptious tea and lemonade!
Sunday, September 22 *New Date!*
1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Garden Room
$50 – basic admission (for one adult, one child)
$40 – additional adult
$15 – additional child
(Advanced Registration Required; class is limited.)
For kids 4+ (well-behaved 3-year-olds okay); infants in carriers okay to accompany mom for free.
Use this link to register online, give us a call during business hours at (916) 452-3005 x 208, or sign up in person at the Sierra 2 Center office.
Join the Novel Tea for our Children’s Tea, featuring a Brambly Hedge-themed children’s tea and storytime. Adults will learn interactive reading techniques for children from Dr. Gunston-Parks, an education and literacy expert.
Tea and lemonade as well as kid-approved tea foods (that parents and grandparents will also like) will be served.
“Brambly Hedge is on the other side of the stream, across the field. If you can find it, and if you look very hard amongst the tangled roots and stems, you may even see a wisp of smoke from a small chimney, or through an open door, a steep flight of stairs deep within the trunk of a tree. For this is the home of the mice of Brambly Hedge.”
Join us for a wonderful combination class and high tea event. Come on your own, or register with family and friends for an afternoon of education and eating!
*Fabulous tea hats highly recommended, but not required.
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS AND MENU SUBSTITUTIONS
Our tea menus are fixed and always include two vegetarian sandwiches. Unfortunately, we are unable to substitute items or offer gluten, dairy or egg-free options. Our food is prepared in a facility that uses wheat, nut, dairy, and eggs. If you have allergies, please note that on your registration, and we will annotate that event’s menu to indicate any items contain that ingredient.
However, our goal is to ensure every guest feels welcome and appreciated, so we will always provide to-go boxes if you would like to take something you can’t eat home for someone else.
About the Instructor & The Novel Tea:
Ellen, Cid, and Emmy, owners of The Novel Tea, have been friends, family and professional colleagues for many years. Long ago best friend’s Ellen and Cid discovered that they both loved tea—both the drink in its infinite variations and the experience of connecting with others while having good conversations over a cup of tea. This is a passion Ellen and Cid passed on to their daughters, including Ellen’s daughter Emily who joined them when they opened The Novel Tea.
Ellen and Cid have over sixty years of teaching experience, and now instead of teaching communications or educational theory to college students, they plan to teach everyone in Sacramento how much better life can be with a book in one hand, a cup of tea in the other, and a friend by your side.
Ellen is the resident tea expert, and one of only a handful of certified tea sommeliers in California. Ellen is passionate and knowledgeable about everything related to the Camellia sinensis plant (from which all tea comes), has picked tea in China, and taken tea on almost every continent. As soon as Antarctica opens a tea shop, she’ll be one of the first customers.