The crisp autumn air is calling me closer to the kettle, so I'm filling my calendar with tea infused events for the fall season. From a steeped pairing class in an arboretum to a wonderland inspired tart and tea tasting at the very top floor of the main library branch, I hope that you'll join me as I lead these steeped gatherings.
sunday, november 1st
tea tasting: savoring new flavors at morris arboretum (philadelphia, PA)
Welcome the autumn season with a tea tasting workshop featuring fall flavors. Join Alexis Siemons, local tea consultant and writer of Teaspoons & Petals, a website/blog, for an afternoon tea tasting and pairing workshop. Alexis is certified in the Foundations of Tea (Level 1 & 2) by the Specialty Tea Institute, a division of the Tea Association of the U.S.A. Sip three teas from China, Japan, and Taiwan steeped to reveal the earthy, rich, roasted and subtly sweet flavors of fall, all
while learning of their origin and proper tea techniques. Each tea will be paired with a sweet or savory small bite to explore ways in which tea can elevate the tasting experience for a modern afternoon tea. Whether you are new to the world of tea or consider yourself a seasoned steeper, come enjoy this tea-infused gathering. This class meets at the Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm
wednesday, november 11th
japanese green tea & chocolate pairing at Rikumo
FYI this event has been postponed until 2016
thursday, november 19th
tea & tarts with alice at the Free Library (philadelphia, PA)
One of the most famous passages of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is Alice’s Mad Tea Party featuring the March Hare, the Dormouse, and the Mad Hatter. Bring the Rosenbach’s “Down the Rabbit Hole” exhibit to life by learning all about tea preparation and appreciation from Alexis Siemons, tea consultant and writer, while enjoying delicious tarts and teas at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center. This program is presented in collaboration with the Rosenbach of the Free Library and the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center.