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Holiday High Tea

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Holiday High Tea

December 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$15 – $40

Celebrate the comforting flavors of the holidays and the festive nature of the season at our high tea!

Sunday, December 1
1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Garden Room
Fees: $40 regular; $15 kids (12 and under)
Advanced Registration Required; class is limited.

Enroll Today:
Registration is full/closed!  Give us a call during business hours at (916) 452-3005 x 208 to be added to a waitlist.

Join the Novel Tea for a wonderful high tea event featuring seasonal treats and a one-of-a-kind holiday tea! Come on your own, or register with family and friends for an afternoon of festive celebration!

Afternoon tea was designed as a break from the frantic pace of daily life, and that’s never more important than around the holidays. Celebrate the tradition of afternoon tea, and take a moment for yourself, with three delectable tiers of holiday-inspired high tea food, featuring seasonal flavors and a variety of wonderful teas.


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.


December 1, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$15 – $40
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The Learnery
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Garden Room
2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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(916) 452-3005