Valentines/ Galentine’s Tea
February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$15 – $40
Invite the people you love most to this fun, social high tea experience at the Sierra 2 Center!
Sunday, February 9th
1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Garden Room
Fees: $40 regular; $15 kids (12 and under)
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.
Join the Novel Tea for a wonderful high tea event featuring high tea, treats, and a presentation on Valentine’s traditions around the world, and the very new tradition of Galentine’s day.
This tea will menu will include foods in the classic red and white palette of the holiday, plus chocolate, including the return of several chocolate teas. Each guest will receive a special item from one of the global Valentine’s traditions we’re going to discuss.
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS AND MENU SUBSTITUTIONS
Our tea menus are fixed and always include two vegetarian sandwiches. Unfortunately, we are unable to substitute items or offer gluten, dairy or egg-free options. Our food is prepared in a facility that uses wheat, nut, dairy, and eggs. If you have allergies, please note that on your registration, and we will annotate that event’s menu to indicate any items contain that ingredient.
However, our goal is to ensure every guest feels welcome and appreciated, so we will always provide to go boxes if you would like to take something you can’t eat home for someone else.
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 friends 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.