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Mother’s Day High Tea

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Mother’s Day High Tea

May 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


A delightful (and delicious) tea experience to celebrate the mothers in your life!

Sunday, May 12
1:00-3:00 p.m. in Curtis Hall
Fee: $40
Advanced Registration Required; class is limited.

Enroll Today:
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 a traditional Mother’s Day Tea. Learn about the history of afternoon tea in the United States, the difference between afternoon tea and high tea, and how tea became a special occasion tradition. Celebrate the mothers in your life while you learn, eat and enjoy. Tea service will include three tiers of delicious food and your choice of one of three special Novel Tea tea options.

This event is the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day in style! Wear your best spring-time or tea-party hat. Everyone is welcome, though the event and menu are best suited for people ages 12 and up.


Bottom Tier

English Cucumber with Cream Cheese and Dill on White Bread

Soft Cheese with Apples and Herbs on Buttermilk Bread

Turkey with Cranberry Relish and Apples on Wheat Bread

Chicken Curry with Pear and Cashews on Rye Bread

Middle Tier

Cream Scone and Raspberry Scone

Devonshire Cream, Fresh Lemon Curd, and Strawberry Jam

Top Tier

Danish Pastry

Mini Summer Berry Trifle

Mini Cheesecake with Mandarin Orange

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.


May 12
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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The Learnery
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Curtis Hall
2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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(916) 452-3005