Tea 101

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
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Event Overview

Did you know that all Tea comes from the same plant? Not literally the same plant, of course, but the same species of plant. Tea 101 will tell you how many types of tea - black, white, green, oolong, and pu-erh - are created.

Our sommelier will teach you how to steep it at home so you can brew the perfect cup of tea!


Whether you're a newcomer to tea or someone who has enjoyed English Breakfast their entire life, this class is the perfect introduction to the vast world of tea.

Location
The London Tea Room, Hyde Park room
3128 Morganford Rd.,
St. Louis, MO, 63116

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The London Tea Room, Hyde Park room

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$15 Per Ticket

* Registration closes at the end of event

$15 Per Ticket

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Jackie James

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I am a British expat running a tea merchant and cafe based in St. Louis, Missouri. I have been drinking tea since I was a child but it wasn't until I became an adult that I discovered that tea wasn't just about black tea in a teabag. For the past seven years I have operated The London Tea Room, a business started by my parents, and my love for tea has only grown. I have been teaching tea education classes for the past three years, and am currently working on receiving official certification as a tea sommelier with the World Tea Academy.

STUDENT REVIEWS

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    Roni S.
    Reviewed on 10/22/17

    Jackie's classes are always magical. My knowledge of tea continues to grow thanks to the classes at The London Tea Room.

    Jackie's classes are always magical. My knowledge of tea continues to grow thanks to the classes at The London Tea Room.

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    Dixie F.
    Reviewed on 07/06/17

    This class was a great overview and introduction to the various kinds of teas. I enjoyed sampling 8 different teas and seeing the tea leaves as well. The background information on how each tea was grown and produced was fascinating as well. If you've ever wondered what's in your tea bag, this is the class for you.

    This class was a great overview and introduction to the various kinds of teas. I enjoyed sampling 8 different teas and seeing the tea leaves as well. The background information on how each tea was grown and produced was fascinating as well. If you've ever wondered what's in your tea bag, this is the class for you.

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    Jennifer R.
    Reviewed on 07/02/17

    I really enjoyed this class. Jackie is extremely knowledgeable about the teas. An outline was provided for taking notes which was very helpful to keep all the teas we tasted straight. We tasted 2 samples of 4 different types of tea, some were to my liking and others were not. Jackie explained where each came from and how they were processed which really explained why 2 of the same tea, like green tea, could taste so utterly different.

    I really enjoyed this class. Jackie is extremely knowledgeable about the teas. An outline was provided for taking notes which was very helpful to keep all the teas we tasted straight. We tasted 2 samples of 4 different types of tea, some were to my liking and others were not. Jackie explained where each came from and how they were processed which really explained why 2 of the same tea, like green tea, could taste so utterly different.

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    Nancy N.
    Reviewed on 01/29/17

    Tea 101 was a fun and very educational class on tea. Great info,handout,presentation and tea tasting! Strongly recommend this class to others wanting to expand their knowledge of tea, types and tastes!

    Tea 101 was a fun and very educational class on tea. Great info,handout,presentation and tea tasting! Strongly recommend this class to others wanting to expand their knowledge of tea, types and tastes!

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    Casey G.
    Reviewed on 08/29/16

    I have a love for tea and anything that goes with it. This class is very informative and fun! We were able to try 8 different teas and talk about all their differences and similarities. The only problem is that I wish this class would have been longer because I had such a good time! I have already signed up for the upcoming Tea 202 class because I am eager to learn and try more!

    I have a love for tea and anything that goes with it. This class is very informative and fun! We were able to try 8 different teas and talk about all their differences and similarities. The only problem is that I wish this class would have been longer because I had such a good time! I have already signed up for the upcoming Tea 202 class because I am eager to learn and try more!

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    Mark G.
    Reviewed on 02/02/16

    Very informative. Class was perfect length. Teacher was very knowledgable.

    Very informative. Class was perfect length. Teacher was very knowledgable.

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    Kristen B.
    Reviewed on 01/31/16

    Wonderfully informative class, lots of laughs and shared new experiences with strangers that weren't strangers anymore after class. I learned so much! Thanks to Dabble and The London Tea Room.

    Wonderfully informative class, lots of laughs and shared new experiences with strangers that weren't strangers anymore after class. I learned so much! Thanks to Dabble and The London Tea Room.

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    Kathyrne M.
    Reviewed on 07/22/15

    My husband and i enjoyed the class. It would be nice if they offered some type of cracker or cookie or even water to help clear the palette after tasting the different teas.

    My husband and i enjoyed the class. It would be nice if they offered some type of cracker or cookie or even water to help clear the palette after tasting the different teas.

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    Donald R.
    Reviewed on 06/29/15

    Held in the charming London Tea Room, this well organized class provided excellent handouts, an open discussion, an organized sampling of eight diverse teas, AND discounts on tea purchases. The lecturer provided a good tea knowledge base including purchasing, brewing (both hot and iced), tasting, lingo, types of tea, storage, pairing with food, as well as why some teas are more expensive (and how to get good quality for a good price) to optimize the enjoyment of this affordable luxury. The evening culminated with the thoughtful tasting of 8 teas (black, oolong, green, and white) and examination of dry and brewed tea leaves. An excellent overview of tea for both the novice and experienced tea drinker.

    Held in the charming London Tea Room, this well organized class provided excellent handouts, an open discussion, an organized sampling of eight diverse teas, AND discounts on tea purchases. The lecturer provided a good tea knowledge base including purchasing, brewing (both hot and iced), tasting, lingo, types of tea, storage, pairing with food, as well as why some teas are more expensive (and how to get good quality for a good price) to optimize the enjoyment of this affordable luxury. The evening culminated with the thoughtful tasting of 8 teas (black, oolong, green, and white) and examination of dry and brewed tea leaves. An excellent overview of tea for both the novice and experienced tea drinker.

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