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 Five Options
- $11 for $20 worth of seasonal loose-leaf teas
- $10 for focused tea tasting for two people (a $20 value)
- $19 for focused tea tasting for four (a $40 value)
- $35 for tea class for two (a $70 value)
- $65 for tea class for four (a $140 value)
Classes include Tea 101, which includes a tasting of five teas and a sampler pack to take home, and Drink to Your Health, which covers the health benefits of tea and herbal infusions. Each focused tea tasting targets a specific tea group, and guests are treated to tastings of up to six teas and tasting notes. 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.