Tea Blending

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Event Overview

Have you ever wondered how Earl Grey is made, or how they get the jasmine into Jasmine Tea?

Our certified Tea Specialist will guide you through the process of how flavor is added to teas, from essential oils to flowers to dried fruit! The blending process is a careful science, and you'll learn how the many wonderful varieties of tea are crafted by tea artisans. You'll also get to taste a selection of flavored teas, such as Earl Grey and our famous Naughty Vicar. Best of all, you get to take home two ounces of your own customized blend!

You'll leave this class knowing everything you could want to know about tea blends, and how to create your own tea! Additionally, there will be 10% off all loose leaf tea, teapots, and tea accessories that evening.

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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 four years, and am certified as a Tea Specialist by the World Tea Academy. I am presently working on receiving official certification as a Tea Sommelier.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Katherine G.
    Reviewed on 02/27/19

    Great class!! It was fun getting to learn about how the ingredients change the flavor... and not necessarily how you think they would! Bonus: my blend turned out GREAT!!!

    Great class!! It was fun getting to learn about how the ingredients change the flavor... and not necessarily how you think they would! Bonus: my blend turned out GREAT!!!

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    Amanda M.
    Reviewed on 11/28/18

    This was a really fun class! Can’t wait to taste my personal tea blend! She was very helpful in assisting us choose the best base tea to go with the flavors we wanted. Especially since my experience is pretty limited to tea bags and pre-mixed blends!

    This was a really fun class! Can’t wait to taste my personal tea blend! She was very helpful in assisting us choose the best base tea to go with the flavors we wanted. Especially since my experience is pretty limited to tea bags and pre-mixed blends!

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    Dixie F.
    Reviewed on 04/03/18

    Loved this class! It was an opportunity to play Mad Scientist and create my own tea blend. Jackie James did a great job of helping us understand the basics of tea blending and steering us away from disaster. It was fun to hear the mixes and blends from everyone in the class and some of the clever names for them.

    Loved this class! It was an opportunity to play Mad Scientist and create my own tea blend. Jackie James did a great job of helping us understand the basics of tea blending and steering us away from disaster. It was fun to hear the mixes and blends from everyone in the class and some of the clever names for them.

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    Kate M.
    Reviewed on 03/31/18

    Such a fun an interesting class! The instructor was so knowledgeable, and created a relaxed and comfortable environment, while keeping everything very organized. I definitely plan to take another class in the future.

    Such a fun an interesting class! The instructor was so knowledgeable, and created a relaxed and comfortable environment, while keeping everything very organized. I definitely plan to take another class in the future.

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    Kerri K.
    Reviewed on 03/31/18

    I was happy to go home with my own blend, but wish that we learned more about blending tips and tricks.

    I was happy to go home with my own blend, but wish that we learned more about blending tips and tricks.

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    Andy K.
    Reviewed on 03/30/18

    I enjoyed the exci-teaing lessons on tea and the different bases from black to oolong to green. The taste testing of the different black tea blends of The London Tea Room. I’m glad I got some of the Naughty Vicar to take home with my own “Gingers are the Best” blend I was able to make at the class.

    I enjoyed the exci-teaing lessons on tea and the different bases from black to oolong to green. The taste testing of the different black tea blends of The London Tea Room. I’m glad I got some of the Naughty Vicar to take home with my own “Gingers are the Best” blend I was able to make at the class.

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    Robin K.
    Reviewed on 10/02/17

    Fun time gathering with other people who also had an interest in tea blending. Information and hands on tea blending were great but I liked the "stories" of the creation of the tea blends the best. Hopefully I can take another class that coincides when I am in St Louis again!

    Fun time gathering with other people who also had an interest in tea blending. Information and hands on tea blending were great but I liked the "stories" of the creation of the tea blends the best. Hopefully I can take another class that coincides when I am in St Louis again!

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    Alexandra K.
    Reviewed on 05/01/17

    This workshop was excellent! The instructor was informative and friendly and made learning about tea very interesting and accessible.

    This workshop was excellent! The instructor was informative and friendly and made learning about tea very interesting and accessible.

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    Kevin Thomas Y.
    Reviewed on 12/11/16

    Fun class!

    Fun class!

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    Nancy H.
    Reviewed on 12/11/16

    Created my own blend.

    Created my own blend.

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    Angela T.
    Reviewed on 09/24/16

    Great class! The London tea room is such a neat place. The instructor really enjoyed teaching and does a wonderful job!

    Great class! The London tea room is such a neat place. The instructor really enjoyed teaching and does a wonderful job!

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    Michelle M.
    Reviewed on 09/20/16

    This really was a fun class. We learned a little bit about different varieties of tea and what criteria is used to blend them. Then the fun began. We had samples to examine and smell so we could then decide what we wanted to blend. We went home with a little bag of our own special blends.

    This really was a fun class. We learned a little bit about different varieties of tea and what criteria is used to blend them. Then the fun began. We had samples to examine and smell so we could then decide what we wanted to blend. We went home with a little bag of our own special blends.

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    Erin G.
    Reviewed on 08/01/16

    This was a super fun class! It was great getting to sample and smell different kinds teas. Jackie and her assistant were knowledgeable about tea and very helpful when it came to suggesting combinations for a tea blend. I love going to The London Tea Room for afternoon tea and this class was just another reason to enjoy going to this establishment!

    This was a super fun class! It was great getting to sample and smell different kinds teas. Jackie and her assistant were knowledgeable about tea and very helpful when it came to suggesting combinations for a tea blend. I love going to The London Tea Room for afternoon tea and this class was just another reason to enjoy going to this establishment!

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    Gail W.
    Reviewed on 07/31/16

    I really enjoyed the class! It was fun and informative.

    I really enjoyed the class! It was fun and informative.

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    Sheila F.
    Reviewed on 05/01/16

    I can't wait to take some more of her classes. If you enjoy tea, you'll love the class!!

    I can't wait to take some more of her classes. If you enjoy tea, you'll love the class!!

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    Nancy H.
    Reviewed on 05/01/16

    Most fun & informative!!!

    Most fun & informative!!!

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