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How to Plan the Perfect Tea Party
June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$45
Join the Novel Tea for an afternoon of fun, food, and crafts!
Sunday, June 22nd
1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Garden Room (new location!)
Advanced Registration Required; class is limited.
This Class is Full! Call us at (916) 452-3005 x 208 or email us to be added to the waitlist.
Come spend the afternoon learning how to hold your own high tea! The Novel tea is offering a workshop of tea party basics and essentials.
Each attendee will:
- learn how to fold cloth napkins 3 ways
- receive tips on setting the table for tea
- craft 10 menu cards and matching place cards to use at their future party
- enjoy a traditional 3-tiered afternoon tea (lots of food & drink!)
- hear the history of tea and tea etiquette
- get tips on how to steep tea for a large group, including a demonstration, and
- learn how to make the perfect scone and get Novel Tea’s favorite scone recipe.
With so much information packed in this workshop, you’ll have everything you need to host your own party with confidence!
If you love tea, tea parties, crafts– or all three! — please join us.
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.