Tea-Tasting Class for Two or Four or $5 for $10 Worth of Teas and Treats at Louisville Tea Company

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In a Nutshell

Experts delve into tea origins, flavors, and medicinal benefits of teas during two-hour class that include take-home samples

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Expires Mar 1st, 2013. Limit 1 per person per option, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required for classes; subject to availability. 48hr cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Tea leaves really come to life when you add hot water, just like steam engines and sea monkeys. Witness a steep transformation with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $29 for a tea class for two (up to a $60 value)
  • $55 for a tea class for four (up to a $120 value)
  • $5 for $10 worth of in-house brewed teas and treats, such as a 16-ounce pot of tea ($3.25) and shortbread cookies ($1.75)

Classes include Tea 101, which includes a tasting of five teas and a sampler pack to take home, and Tea and Beauty, which introduces students to the therapeutic benefits of tea facials and tea steam baths. Tea or Herbal? explores the difference between the two and discusses medicinal benefits. See the class schedule; additional classes will be added as necessary.

Louisville Tea Company

Nicolette Spears used to think green tea tasted like bad, stale grass-clippings. So when she began studying the importance of brewing temperature, it was a revelation. “Green tea is like a vegetable: if you burn the leaves, it tastes really bitter. That was sort of an eye-opener to me.”

Now, at Louisville Tea Company, Ms. Spears brews more than a hundred tea varieties according to strict standards, paying attention to each brew’s optimal brewing temperature, steep time, and leaf-to-water ratio. She also considers her tea’s origins: she sources Japanese green tea directly from a small tea farm in Japan, and the Kenyan Ajiri Tea employs Kenyan women and funds orphan education in West Kenya.

Additionally, Ms. Spears strives to educate newbies about tea. At the tasting bar, she brews fresh pots of the shop’s tea of the day. During the shop’s classes and tea tastings, tea experts delve not only into tea origins and flavors, but the positive effects on human health and boring water.

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