Experts discuss the origins, types, steeping practices, and health and dietary benefits of teas during class with samples and refreshments
About This Deal
Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for an introductory tea class with “classic tea sampler” ($25 value)
- $22 for an advanced tea class with “connoisseur tea sampler” ($45 value)
- Tea classes are usually held on Sunday evenings. Click here to view the schedule.
Introductory classes begin with a discussion of the history of tea, from Chinese green to India black teas. Students learn steeping techniques and specific health benefits of tea. Advanced classes cover processing and grading tea, the chemistry of tea, tea terroir, and finding the best tea. For both options, students sample several teas along with cookies and biscuits. In addition, students also take home a tea sampler.
About Margaret's Fine Imports
In her bio, Margaret Harris jokes that she "may have had her first 'cup of tea' when she was only one day old." That's because Harris was raised in Poland, where tea, she writes, "is the primary household beverage." Today, she applies her training at the Warsaw Medical College to discuss the health benefits of her brews with customers at her tea-and-coffee shop, Margaret's Fine Imports. In addition to stocking more than 200 types of loose-leaf tea, from Chinese green tea to British teas such as Taylor's Yorkshire Gold tea and PG Tips, Harris completes proper tea times with German and Polish sweets, Asian-style tea sets, and napkins autographed by the Mad Hatter.