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New Year, New Teas – Tea Class
January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$25
Let us cheers to more tea drinking!
Sunday, January 27th
1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Garden Room
Advanced Registration Required; class is limited.
Calling experienced tea lovers and those turning to tea as part of a New Year’s resolution to cut back on coffee or drink more clear liquids. This class will explore some new tea tastes including:
- flavored black teas such as Apricot Brandy,
- Nilgiri from India,
- oolongs from Taiwan,
- a flavored cherry black and green from China,
- and a Columbian surprise blend.
This class includes: tasting of all teas, steeping instruction and demonstration, tasting notes, recommendations of food pairings (and a few tasty treats to try in class).
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.