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Pre-registration is necessary as classes fill up fast. In the event that there are less than six participants, the class may be cancelled. If you need to cancel, please note that registration fees are non-refundable within 72 hours of the class date. See an employee for details or call 1-877-768-7233 for more information or to register for a class.

TEA BASICS - The ABC's of Tea

Designed for the tea novice, this class explores all six of the major categories of tea. We will sample teas from each of those categories to demonstrate the dynamic range of flavors, and examine the different of ways they are all prepared. We will also take an in-depth look at the history of the tea industry as well as the traditional production methods and hopefully answer any and all of your tea questions.
Class cost: $15/person

Saturday, September 26, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
St. Anthony TeaSource

COMPARATIVE CUPPING: OOLONG - Why Can't We All Just Get Oolong?

Oolong has the most diverse range of flavors of any tea category and is also the most complex to make. Refine your palate in this cupping workshop that focuses exclusively on these elaborate teas. You will be able to compare silky, floral oolongs with dark, woodsy oolongs, sample Chinese vs. Taiwanese varieties, and enjoy several rare oolongs that defy categorization. In between sips, learn how climate, cultivars, and processing all affect the outcome of the steep.
Class cost: $15/person

Saturday, October 3, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Eden Prairie TeaSource

STEEPED IN EXPERIENCE - Personalize Your Steep

At TeaSource, the question we get the most is “How do I make the perfect cup of tea?” But there isn’t any single answer. In this class, we’ll be looking at all of the different ways to customize your cup. You’ll have the opportunity to sample several teas made by products ranging from t-sacs to gravity pots to gaiwans, and everything in between. When you walk out of this class, you will have found out how to brew YOUR perfect cup of tea.
Class cost: $15/person

Wednesday, October 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
St. Anthony TeaSource

TASTE-TEA TREATS - Infusing Your Recipes with Tea

Add a touch of class to your tasty treats this season by adding tea into the mix. In this class, we'll go over many recipes that use teas in different ways to elevate flavors from the familiar to the exotic. There will be a wide variety of treats to sample including Lapsang Cheddar Biscuits, Earl Grey Chocolate Mousse, Roasted Chestnut Bars, and more. And of course, we will be pairing some fantastic teas to go with all of those snacks. Be sure to bring your appetite!
Class cost: $15/person

Saturday, October 24, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Eden Prairie TeaSource

'TEAS THE SEASON - Impress Your Guests with Tea

Imagine being greeted at a party by warm chocolate chai cookies paired with a steaming cup of Moon Over Madagascar vanilla tea. From the very first sip, you feel at home. All around the world, it is a tradition to welcome and entertain family and friends with tea. This delicious and informative class will cover the basics of how to prepare different kinds of tea for large groups, give you a few tea recipes, and some great tips for entertaining with tea.
Class cost: $15/person

Wednesday, November 11, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
St. Paul TeaSource

COMPARATIVE CUPPING: INDIA - Tea Passage to India

India produces a huge variety of teas with vast flavor differences between them. Bill Waddington, the founder of TeaSource, recently visited India and stayed at numerous tea estates. In this workshop, he will share his experiences as well as guide you through several tastings of black teas from the Darjeeling, Assam, and Nilgiri regions, introduce you to the teas of Bihar, and share a popular local tea beverage: milk tea.
Class cost: $15/person

Saturday, November 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
St. Anthony TeaSource

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