Tea Rarities

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
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Food & Drink

Event Overview

Every six months we bring in a selection of rare and high grade teas from China. Many of them are from small farms in remote and mountainous regions, and all are crafted by tea artisans in small batches. Join us as we taste these wonderful teas and learn more about the regions they are grown in. Discover how tea used to be made in the days before mass production and how farmers can craft teas to bring out the hidden flavors within the leaf! You’ll also get first dibs to purchase these teas, and considering that we’ll only have a kilogram or less of each you may be the only ones to get your hands on them!

You'll leave knowing more about the tea growing regions of China, how tea is processed, and wishing that all tea was as good as these rare teas. Then again, if all tea was this good then they wouldn't be rare!

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The London Tea Room
3128 Morganford Rd.,
St. Louis , MO , 63116

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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.

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    Roni S.
    Reviewed on 12/07/18

    Tea Rarities was amazing. Great opportunity to learn more about the tea world from Jackie James.

    Great folks in the class as well with interesting questions and comments.

    Tea Rarities was amazing. Great opportunity to learn more about the tea world from Jackie James.

    Great folks in the class as well with interesting questions and comments.

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    Dixie F.
    Reviewed on 12/22/17

    As always, Jackie did a great job of bringing in small batch, rare teas for us to sample. I love learning about the estates where they are produced and how they are trying to improve their quality while also using more sustainable, eco-friendly production methods. I am looking forward to the next offering of this class!

    As always, Jackie did a great job of bringing in small batch, rare teas for us to sample. I love learning about the estates where they are produced and how they are trying to improve their quality while also using more sustainable, eco-friendly production methods. I am looking forward to the next offering of this class!

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    Amy O.
    Reviewed on 11/19/17

    Jackie shared her interesting teas findings from around the world and knowledge of the origins. Her insight and general knowledge of tea kept my full attention. Although I did not find any new favorite teas, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff and atmosphere are always spot on at the London tea room!

    Jackie shared her interesting teas findings from around the world and knowledge of the origins. Her insight and general knowledge of tea kept my full attention. Although I did not find any new favorite teas, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff and atmosphere are always spot on at the London tea room!

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    Dixie F.
    Reviewed on 05/28/17

    What a wonderful class! I was surrounded by a room full of tea enthusiasts who were just as excited as I was to sample new and different teas. I highly recommend this class to anyone looking for a new, flavorful experience.

    What a wonderful class! I was surrounded by a room full of tea enthusiasts who were just as excited as I was to sample new and different teas. I highly recommend this class to anyone looking for a new, flavorful experience.

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    Kelly R.
    Reviewed on 05/28/17

    A wonderful chance to sample some small batch teas from individual farms. We loved the variety presented, and the instructor was very knowledgeable.

    A wonderful chance to sample some small batch teas from individual farms. We loved the variety presented, and the instructor was very knowledgeable.

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    Casey G.
    Reviewed on 05/28/17

    I thought it was neat to be able to try and learn about teas that are from very small plantations from all over the world! Craft teas is basically what Jackie called it. My only negative was not having a full cups of tea. It was more of a tasting of the many different teas we had. Which is understandable if people don't like them, but I would loved to have more. Will definitely be interested in the second rarities class later this year.

    I thought it was neat to be able to try and learn about teas that are from very small plantations from all over the world! Craft teas is basically what Jackie called it. My only negative was not having a full cups of tea. It was more of a tasting of the many different teas we had. Which is understandable if people don't like them, but I would loved to have more. Will definitely be interested in the second rarities class later this year.

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    Kara H.
    Reviewed on 05/27/17

    This was a really neat experience. We sampled seven different teas and learned about where they were grown and the people that grew them. The teas were great, and I had such a good time discussing my thoughts and impressions about the teas with other tea aficionados.

    This was a really neat experience. We sampled seven different teas and learned about where they were grown and the people that grew them. The teas were great, and I had such a good time discussing my thoughts and impressions about the teas with other tea aficionados.

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    Becky E.
    Reviewed on 05/29/16

    Class was lovely. The teas were fascinating and we (my daughter and I) left feeling more informed ane curious to learn more.

    Class was lovely. The teas were fascinating and we (my daughter and I) left feeling more informed ane curious to learn more.

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    Tracy B.
    Reviewed on 05/30/15

    It was interesting to learn about the more rare, less commercially available teas. Primarily the white and a few green teas. It was interesting although, admittedly, my palate was brought up on over processed commercially available leftover and broken tea leaves. I do prefer aromatic teas but not necessarily the "black" teas.

    It was interesting to learn about the more rare, less commercially available teas. Primarily the white and a few green teas. It was interesting although, admittedly, my palate was brought up on over processed commercially available leftover and broken tea leaves. I do prefer aromatic teas but not necessarily the "black" teas.

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    Kathyrne M.
    Reviewed on 05/25/15

    The class was interesting. They had a good size group of people with only one person to run the class. It needed another person to prepare and deliver the tea to the tables while the other person talked about the teas and answered questions. Also since we were tasting and comparing teas it would have been nice to have some crackers or plain water to cleanse our palettes between tasting the different teas. I still had a nice time and look forward to taking future classes with the London Tea Room and Dabble.

    The class was interesting. They had a good size group of people with only one person to run the class. It needed another person to prepare and deliver the tea to the tables while the other person talked about the teas and answered questions. Also since we were tasting and comparing teas it would have been nice to have some crackers or plain water to cleanse our palettes between tasting the different teas. I still had a nice time and look forward to taking future classes with the London Tea Room and Dabble.

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    Nancy H.
    Reviewed on 05/23/15

    Teas were interesting in their selection & taste.

    Teas were interesting in their selection & taste.

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