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Tea 202: Tea and Food Pairing
November 18, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$40
Or, How to Pick the Perfect Tea for That Dessert
Sunday, November 18th
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Garden Room
Fees: $40/ person
Advanced registration required; space is limited.
Just as different wines pair well with different foods, the same is true for tea. Join The Novel Tea for TEA 202: Tea and Food Pairings and experience the image tea can have on the taste of food, and the impact particular foods can have on tea.
We will be exploring three different teas – black, Oolong and green teas paired with sweet and savory scones, and then with veggie-based sandwiches and protein-based sandwiches, and different types of sweets, including chocolate.
Lead by The Novel Tea’s certified Tea Sommelier, the class will have participants used tasting mats as well as a “taste bud map” to help our tasters find what combinations are most pleasing. All participants will take home a small bag of their favorite tea to create the perfect pairing at home.
All class participants are invited to come a bit early to attend the reception for the participants and winners of The Amazing Scone Baking Race.
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.