Saturday Tea Tastings

45 minute programs featuring tea tastings or tea pairings

Tastings are limited to 15 - 20 people and have an additional fee of $15.00 per person.  

Purchase Tickets in advance or check at Main Entrance for day of availability.

 

Eventbrite - PA Tea Festival

9:15  TBA

10:30 Cooking With Tea
Learn how to creatively and tastefully incorporate the flavors of tea into your cooking repertoire. Elevate your culinary creations by adding the natural goodness of tea by utilizing the Camellia sinensis (tea) as an addition to the herbs and spices in your cupboards. Whether you are using the tea steeped, infused, ground, or as whole leaf tea, learn how to enhance the flavors in your culinary delights, in both cooking and baking. Participants will sample savories and sweets made with tea, while sipping the different teas used. Recipes will be provided to class participants. This informative class will be presented by certified Tea Association of Canada Tea Sommelier Karen Donnelly of Greenhalgh Tea. Karen is the owner of the Orchard Tea Room in Thornton, PA and has been an afternoon tea event planner, speaker, and teacher for over 20 years.

12:00  TBA

1:30  Tea and Honey Pairing Tasting
The combination of quality tea and flavored honey can offer a fantastically complex and flavorful pairing to create the ultimate taste sensation! Discover a range of honey flavors at this tea and honey pairing hosted by Lori Stahl of BeeBees All Naturals. With three different teas to sample, Lori will provide a variety of flavored honey to add to each tea. You will be able to compare and contrast the flavor notes found in the honey and decide which pairing is your favorite. From light and fresh tasting teas, to the bold aromas of black tea, the flavors of the tea and honey should complement and enhance each other without being overwhelming. You will be charmed with Lori’s enthusiasm for honey, tea, and nature at this entertaining tasting session.

3:00  Charcuterie Board and Tea Pairing
Enjoy a mini "Charc Attack" and savor the artistic culinary skills of Chef David T. Mills III during this specialty tasting session. The Charcuterie Board will feature Chef's Choice of three charcuterie meats, three artisan cheeses and assorted pickled accompaniments. The unique flavor profiles of the charcuterie board will be compared and contrasted with specialty teas of Nepal Chef Mills has over 20 years of food service management experience and teaches college level culinary arts classes in Central Pennsylvania, as well as Italy, France, Spain, and Portugal. His culinary passion and butchering skills are rooted in local and sustainable food that makes use of the entire animal. Chef Mills is the owner of Smoke & Pickles Artisan Butcher Shop located just down the street from the PA Tea Festival. The Charcuterie Board will be complemented with a sampling of fine teas prepared and presented by Pratik Rijal of Nepal Teas.