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Harvest Tea

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Harvest Tea

October 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Fall is here and it’s time for tea!

Sunday, October 14th
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the Garden Room
Fees: $40/ person
Advanced registration required; space is limited.


Join us for a high tea focusing on the changing seasons and the wealth and bounty of living in California’s the Farm-to-Fork Capital. We have the extreme good fortune of being near so many excellent farms, so let’s turn our blessing of fresh, local produce into a gift for our tea tiers. This event will feature Sutter Buttes Olive Oil and a discussion of the Farm-to-Fork movement by a local chef.

Each guest will get three tiers of autumn-inspired tea food, a cup (or six) of the Novel Tea’s artisan tea, and a few surprising treats.


Bottom Tier

Deconstructed Chicken Caesar Salad Open Faced Sandwich

Radish, Sweet Cream Butter and Sea Salt

Ham, Sharp Cheese and Sutter Buttes Balsamic Onion Marmalade

Prosciutto, Parmesan Roll Up

Middle Tier

Apricot Sour Cream Scones and Pumpkin Scones

Devonshire Cream and Sutter Buttes Jam

Top Tier

Shortbread Tea Cookie with Marbled Sugar Glaze

Autumn Hand Pie

Chocolate Bark from Le Grande Confectionary


We will also be sharing recipes from The Novel Tea’s private collection, as well as recipes from local chefs and farm cooperatives.  We encourage everyone to come with a food story to share.

This event is perfect both for individuals who want to take tea while gathering recipes and for groups who want to enjoy and learn together.

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 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.


October 14, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sierra 2 Center
(916) 452-3005


Garden Room
2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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(916) 452-3005