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How to Plan the Perfect Tea Party

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Come spend the afternoon learning how to hold your own high tea! The Novel Tea is offering a workshop of tea party basics and essentials.

Each attendee will:
– learn how to fold cloth napkins 3 ways
– receive tips on setting the table for tea
– craft 10 menu cards and matching place cards to use at their future party
– enjoy a traditional 3-tiered afternoon tea (lots of food & drink!)
– hear the history of tea and tea etiquette
– get tips on how to steep tea for a large group, including a demonstration, and
– learn how to make the perfect scone and get Novel Tea’s favorite scone recipe.

With so much information packed in this workshop, you’ll have everything you need to host your own party with confidence!

If you love tea, tea parties, crafts– or all three! — please join us.

Saturday, June 22
1:00-3:00 p.m.
in the Garden Room of Sierra 2 Center
2791 24th St
Sacramento, CA

Fee: $45/person
Advanced Registration Required; class is limited.

(1) Register online at, or
(2) Call during business hours at (916) 452-3005 x 208, or 
(3) sign up in person at the Sierra 2 Center office.

Register Now!

Tea and crumpets,

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Tea Class: New Year, New Teas

Let us cheers to more tea drinking!

Sunday, January 27th
1:00-3:00 p.m.
The Garden Room at Sierra 2 Center
2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA

Fee: $25
Advanced Registration Required; class is limited.

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Calling experienced tea lovers and those turning to tea as part of a New Year’s resolution to cut back on coffee or drink more clear liquids. This class will explore some new tea tastes including:

  • flavored black teas such as Apricot Brandy,
  • Nilgiri from India,
  • oolongs from Taiwan,
  • a flavored cherry black and green from China,
  • and a Columbian surprise blend.

This class includes: tasting of all teas, steeping instruction and demonstration, tasting notes, recommendations of food pairings (and a few tasty treats to try in class).


Tea and Crumpets,

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Upcoming Class – Tea 202: Tea and Food Pairing


Just as different wines pair well with different foods, the same is true for tea. Join The Novel Tea for TEA 202: Tea and Food Pairings and experience the image tea can have on the taste of food, and the impact particular foods can have on tea.

We will be exploring three different teas – black, Oolong and green teas paired with sweet and savory scones, and then with veggie-based sandwiches and protein-based sandwiches, and different types of sweets, including chocolate.

Lead by Ellen, The Novel Tea’s certified Tea Sommelier, the class will have participants used tasting mats as well as a “taste bud map” to help our tasters find what combinations are most pleasing.  All participants will take home a small bag of their favorite tea to create the perfect pairing at home.

All class participants are invited to come a bit early to attend the reception for the participants and winners of The Amazing Scone Baking Race.

Event Details

Sunday, November 18th
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Garden Room of Sierra 2 Center
2791 24th St, Sacramento, CA

Fees: $40/ person
Advanced registration required; space is limited.

Register now before spaces fill up!

Hope to see you there!

Tea and Crumpets,