Three or Five Classes at Experience Tea (Up to 53% Off)

Olde Town

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In a Nutshell

A certified tea expert introduces sippers to the complex history, botany, mythology, and terroir behind tea through stories and tastings

The Fine Print

Expires Mar 31st, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Teatime is a custom that originated in England, along with buying extra tickets to the theater for each horse you had that is no longer alive. Be British with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$29 for three 90-minute tea classes (a $60 value)

$49 for five tea classes (a $105 value)

Classes of up to eight students plunge into tea production, terroir, history, and myth. Each concludes with a multisensory exploration of a variety of teas from China, Taiwan, Japan, Sri Lanka, and India. See a drop-down menu of class times here.<p>

Experience Tea

At the center of a big, round table sits a lazy susan bearing tiny, elegant white dishes. Each holds a mound of intriguing dried leaves that look as though they’ve been emptied from an alchemist’s vial. Over the course of the evening, everyone around the table will watch, smell, and taste as the power of those leaves is awakened through hot water and the deep knowledge shared by Roberta, Experience Tea’s owner. A certified tea specialist, she leads classes on a vast range of tea topics, exploring everything from health benefits to proper steeping techniques to the etiquette of Chinese tea ceremonies or British-tea hot tubs. Within a warmly lit storefront lined by painted brick walls and a veritable library of tea varieties, students can also learn how to create their own signature brew in blending workshops. Even customers who stop in for a pouch of loose-leaf are likely to end up indulging in a rich sensory experience as Roberta offers them a sample and shares tasting notes.


Reviews

She is very personable, friendly, and takes the time to answer any questions and make recommendations based on personal tastes. It's a don't miss.

Diana F., Yelp, 2/7/12

The owner is wonderful, her store is wonderful, the tea is wonderful and I will be a long-term customer for sure! This is a hidden treasure

Jennifer S., Yelp, 1/9/12

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  • “I had a wonderful time at Experience Tea. The owner is extremely knowledgable and the classes are fun and interesting. ”

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    Olde Town

    195 Front St.

    Issaquah, Washington 98027

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