Midsummer Iced High Tea
July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$45
Celebrate summer like the Scandinavians do in this fun, summery high tea experience!
Sunday, July 21st
1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Garden Room
Advanced Registration Required; class is limited.
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.
Midsummer is a public holiday in many Scandinavian countries, given the fact that Sweden and other Nordic countries experience long, dark winters it’s not surprising that that summer is met with spirited festivities and traditions.
In deference to Sacramento’s warm summers, we’re focusing on iced tea for this delightful afternoon high tea, with a midsummer twist!
Guests will start with a Scandinavian comfort food treat while learning about midsummer traditions, then enjoy three traditional tiers of food while you drink tea and enjoy an afternoon with family or friends.
This is a lovely event to eat good food, experience high tea, and spend time with loved ones. Step into our cheery, air-conditioned Garden Room and celebrate summer with the gals of The Novel Tea!
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.