Jackie

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Jackie

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Jackie James

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.

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

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.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

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    Lindsey B.
    Reviewed on 12/04/19

    Quick and fun tea blending class. Loved learning some short and interesting tea history and love that I have my own blend to take home and try!

    Quick and fun tea blending class. Loved learning some short and interesting tea history and love that I have my own blend to take home and try!

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    Lindsay D.
    Reviewed on 11/21/19

    I had a really nice time in this class. The demonstration was easy to follow with delicious results! I came home with many scones that I am going to enjoy eating. I also loved the tea we got to drink while eating our freshly baked scones.

    I had a really nice time in this class. The demonstration was easy to follow with delicious results! I came home with many scones that I am going to enjoy eating. I also loved the tea we got to drink while eating our freshly baked scones.

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    Heidi K.
    Reviewed on 11/20/19

    I enjoyed learning why different chemicals are produced in tea plants and how they affected the taste and quality of tea. Most interesting was how the plants communicated via scent to produce what was needed for survival, and how that very process made our tea better. These plants produced their own (healthy to us) pesticides. Of course we still come along and try to control the flavor through manipulating shade and oxidation in processing too. We sampled some of the best teas I've had in a relaxing atmosphere where we could all share ideas and ask questions and learn. It was most enjoyable.

    I enjoyed learning why different chemicals are produced in tea plants and how they affected the taste and quality of tea. Most interesting was how the plants communicated via scent to produce what was needed for survival, and how that very process made our tea better. These plants produced their own (healthy to us) pesticides. Of course we still come along and try to control the flavor through manipulating shade and oxidation in processing too. We sampled some of the best teas I've had in a relaxing atmosphere where we could all share ideas and ask questions and learn. It was most enjoyable.

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    Emily B.
    Reviewed on 11/07/19

    Everything was perfect in the class. Loved that it was all pre-measured and ready to go. Scones and tea were fantastic - excited to take so many home too!

    Everything was perfect in the class. Loved that it was all pre-measured and ready to go. Scones and tea were fantastic - excited to take so many home too!

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    Christine V.
    Reviewed on 10/02/19

    The class was fun and informative. I would highly recommend it!

    The class was fun and informative. I would highly recommend it!

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    Nina W.
    Reviewed on 09/20/19

    What a fun evening! Took my mother in law and met so many nice ladies, leaving with just enough leftover scones to share. A welcoming and relaxing environment. Worth every penny.

    What a fun evening! Took my mother in law and met so many nice ladies, leaving with just enough leftover scones to share. A welcoming and relaxing environment. Worth every penny.

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    Patrice K.
    Reviewed on 09/19/19

    Our scones class was delightful, informative, and yummy! The hands-on experience made it really worthwhile, and we had plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Now I understand why my previous scones were like rocks. It was fun to dig in to butter and flour and taste the rewards!

    Our scones class was delightful, informative, and yummy! The hands-on experience made it really worthwhile, and we had plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Now I understand why my previous scones were like rocks. It was fun to dig in to butter and flour and taste the rewards!

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    Judy M.
    Reviewed on 09/04/19

    Absolutely had a blast at this class. The teacher, Ginger, was perfect for the class -- so upbeat and warm. She made all of us feel comfortable and engaged.

    Absolutely had a blast at this class. The teacher, Ginger, was perfect for the class -- so upbeat and warm. She made all of us feel comfortable and engaged.

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    Sabrina T.
    Reviewed on 09/04/19

    I love the scone-making class. I love scones and now I can make them myself. I can hardly wait to try different fruits and savory scones.

    I love the scone-making class. I love scones and now I can make them myself. I can hardly wait to try different fruits and savory scones.

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    Ashley V.
    Reviewed on 09/04/19

    Ginger was great. She made everyone feel welcome and did such an amazing job explaining everything and giving tons of tips and variations of the recipe we made for future baking.

    Ginger was great. She made everyone feel welcome and did such an amazing job explaining everything and giving tons of tips and variations of the recipe we made for future baking.

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    Wendy T.
    Reviewed on 08/21/19

    The scone class at the London Tea Room was fantastic! After learning a little about scones and tea, we watched the teacher make a batch of scones and then we each went to our stations and made our own batch. After the scones were out of the oven we were served three amazing teas and clotted cream, strawberry jam, and lemon curd. And, I have a wonderful batch of scones in the freezer!

    The scone class at the London Tea Room was fantastic! After learning a little about scones and tea, we watched the teacher make a batch of scones and then we each went to our stations and made our own batch. After the scones were out of the oven we were served three amazing teas and clotted cream, strawberry jam, and lemon curd. And, I have a wonderful batch of scones in the freezer!

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    Anne S.
    Reviewed on 06/21/19

    Ten of us were in the class and our teacher was excellent. She had all the materials and ingredients we needed ready and waiting. She made it so easy and fun to learn how to make scones. She shared her professional tips and I learned a lot about scones and tea. We had a lot of fun getting to know each other while eating our scones and drinking tea. It was a fun experience that I highly recommend

    Ten of us were in the class and our teacher was excellent. She had all the materials and ingredients we needed ready and waiting. She made it so easy and fun to learn how to make scones. She shared her professional tips and I learned a lot about scones and tea. We had a lot of fun getting to know each other while eating our scones and drinking tea. It was a fun experience that I highly recommend

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    Wendy S.
    Reviewed on 06/12/19

    Loved the Drink to Your Health. The instructor did not go into huge detail which was great because I am not a chemist. However he gave very good information followed up with pros and cons of the studies. Learned a lot of new information regarding green tea and health benefits. Really liked that he explained why tea can't be made into a cancer fighting drug. He did give information from different studies to support why it can be used to prevent/postpone some cancers.

    Loved the Drink to Your Health. The instructor did not go into huge detail which was great because I am not a chemist. However he gave very good information followed up with pros and cons of the studies. Learned a lot of new information regarding green tea and health benefits. Really liked that he explained why tea can't be made into a cancer fighting drug. He did give information from different studies to support why it can be used to prevent/postpone some cancers.

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    Julie B.
    Reviewed on 06/11/19

    The London TeaRoom classes always exceed my high expectations. The instructor was knowledgeable and engaging. The presentation content was fascinating.

    The London TeaRoom classes always exceed my high expectations. The instructor was knowledgeable and engaging. The presentation content was fascinating.

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    Michelle F.
    Reviewed on 05/20/19

    Wonderful class! The London Tea Room is such a lovely setting. The scones bake quickly, so by the end of the class you get to have a fresh, hot scone with clotted cream and jam and lemon curd. The instructor is knowledgeable and kind. Great experience all around.

    Wonderful class! The London Tea Room is such a lovely setting. The scones bake quickly, so by the end of the class you get to have a fresh, hot scone with clotted cream and jam and lemon curd. The instructor is knowledgeable and kind. Great experience all around.

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    Rachael H.
    Reviewed on 05/11/19

    This class was so much fun! The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job answering everyone's questions. We learned how to make delicious scones and then had the chance to try several teas while waiting for our scones to bake. After tasting our creations, we were able to take home our leftovers. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in baking!

    This class was so much fun! The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job answering everyone's questions. We learned how to make delicious scones and then had the chance to try several teas while waiting for our scones to bake. After tasting our creations, we were able to take home our leftovers. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in baking!

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    Lisa D.
    Reviewed on 03/15/19

    How much fun! I enjoy every minute! The teacher was great, class was just the right size, and everything was set up ready to go. I’ll be back. 😀

    How much fun! I enjoy every minute! The teacher was great, class was just the right size, and everything was set up ready to go. I’ll be back. 😀

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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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    Megan H.
    Reviewed on 02/23/19

    This is a fun and engaging class for a great price. The teacher was great. I highly recommend this class!

    This is a fun and engaging class for a great price. The teacher was great. I highly recommend this class!

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    Elizabeth H.
    Reviewed on 02/21/19

    This is an easy and delicious class. First you mix your own batch of scones, then you get to eat them with tea, clotted cream, jam, and curd. Great way to spend the evening with a loved one.

    This is an easy and delicious class. First you mix your own batch of scones, then you get to eat them with tea, clotted cream, jam, and curd. Great way to spend the evening with a loved one.

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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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    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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    Roni S.
    Reviewed on 10/22/18

    Drink to Your Health was another phenomenal tea class taught at The London Tea Room. To be greeted with a hot cup Jasmine Cloud set the tone for the class. I knew right away good things were to happen. Jackie Jame's knowledge and guest teacher, Ray Cooper, teaching the scientific properties of tea, made for a terrific class. Great questions were asked and answered much was learned by all.

    Drink to Your Health was another phenomenal tea class taught at The London Tea Room. To be greeted with a hot cup Jasmine Cloud set the tone for the class. I knew right away good things were to happen. Jackie Jame's knowledge and guest teacher, Ray Cooper, teaching the scientific properties of tea, made for a terrific class. Great questions were asked and answered much was learned by all.

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    Emily R.
    Reviewed on 09/10/18

    Amazing! I bought this as a gift for my mother. The instructor was so friendly and knowledgeable. I am no longer afraid to try my hand at scones! Great experience!

    Amazing! I bought this as a gift for my mother. The instructor was so friendly and knowledgeable. I am no longer afraid to try my hand at scones! Great experience!

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    Cheryl O.
    Reviewed on 09/10/18

    Super easy to follow, fun atmosphere, plenty of goodies throughout! Ginger is great at leading the class, and the scones are so yummy!

    Super easy to follow, fun atmosphere, plenty of goodies throughout! Ginger is great at leading the class, and the scones are so yummy!

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    Alex M.
    Reviewed on 09/01/18

    As always the London Tea Room was lovely. Jackie and Emmett really know their tea and were very informative, polite and friendly.
    All the teas tasted were wonderful, and I look forward to her other classes.

    As always the London Tea Room was lovely. Jackie and Emmett really know their tea and were very informative, polite and friendly.
    All the teas tasted were wonderful, and I look forward to her other classes.

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    Kara H.
    Reviewed on 08/31/18

    This was a lot of fun and a lot easier than I thought it would be. It was kind of cathartic, mixing the dough by hand, and sitting around afterward and trying our creations with tea, jam, and cream was nice.

    This was a lot of fun and a lot easier than I thought it would be. It was kind of cathartic, mixing the dough by hand, and sitting around afterward and trying our creations with tea, jam, and cream was nice.

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    Kara H.
    Reviewed on 08/31/18

    This was a lovely evening of learning and tea sampling. Jackie is so knowledgeable, and her classes are always fun. I enjoyed tasting and comparing the wide varieties of tea she shared with us.

    This was a lovely evening of learning and tea sampling. Jackie is so knowledgeable, and her classes are always fun. I enjoyed tasting and comparing the wide varieties of tea she shared with us.

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    Mary A.
    Reviewed on 08/28/18

    Great fun! Teacher was well prepared and engaging.

    Great fun! Teacher was well prepared and engaging.

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    Dixie F.
    Reviewed on 07/31/18

    Wow! What a great experience! Shiuwen's presentation was as informative as it was entertaining. I enjoyed learning about the different tea-growing regions of Taiwan as well as sampling their products. Who knew there were so many oolongs?! The best part was when she described the individual farmers who cultivated each tea as well as their farms. Her talk was very inspiring and made me want to travel.

    Wow! What a great experience! Shiuwen's presentation was as informative as it was entertaining. I enjoyed learning about the different tea-growing regions of Taiwan as well as sampling their products. Who knew there were so many oolongs?! The best part was when she described the individual farmers who cultivated each tea as well as their farms. Her talk was very inspiring and made me want to travel.

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    Roni S.
    Reviewed on 07/31/18

    The taiwanese Oolong was the best experience. Shiuwren is an expert at what she does and her stories make one love the teas even more. This class was well organized and of course where better to taste tea than at The London Tea Room. Huge thanks to Mindy James for bringing this class to us.

    The taiwanese Oolong was the best experience. Shiuwren is an expert at what she does and her stories make one love the teas even more. This class was well organized and of course where better to taste tea than at The London Tea Room. Huge thanks to Mindy James for bringing this class to us.

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    Laura W.
    Reviewed on 05/18/18

    Loved this class! The instructor was very informative and so helpful. And my scones were so yummy!

    Loved this class! The instructor was very informative and so helpful. And my scones were so yummy!

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    Kate M.
    Reviewed on 04/28/18

    A lovely and informative class! I learned so many interesting things, and loved sampling the delicious teas.

    A lovely and informative class! I learned so many interesting things, and loved sampling the delicious teas.

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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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    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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    Areta M.
    Reviewed on 03/15/18

    I am so pleased I signed up for this class. It was well organized and planned. The recipe was just perfect and they were able to accommodate my gluten-free request, too. We had a lovely group for the evening the lent to chatting and laughing. The clotted cream, jam and tea were an added BONUS. Don’t miss this class!

    I am so pleased I signed up for this class. It was well organized and planned. The recipe was just perfect and they were able to accommodate my gluten-free request, too. We had a lovely group for the evening the lent to chatting and laughing. The clotted cream, jam and tea were an added BONUS. Don’t miss this class!

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    Callie A.
    Reviewed on 03/01/18

    I really enjoyed this class. It was informal, fun, and educational. I love scones and always made them from mixes, so I was hoping to learn to make them myself from a recipe. Mission accomplished! Our teacher, Jackie, was knowledgeable and down to earth. She led us through the recipe, step by step, and explained how to make light, delicious scones. Once they were out of the oven, we all enjoyed our scones with cream and jam. It was a great way to spend an evening - and I look forward to making more scones from this great recipe!

    I really enjoyed this class. It was informal, fun, and educational. I love scones and always made them from mixes, so I was hoping to learn to make them myself from a recipe. Mission accomplished! Our teacher, Jackie, was knowledgeable and down to earth. She led us through the recipe, step by step, and explained how to make light, delicious scones. Once they were out of the oven, we all enjoyed our scones with cream and jam. It was a great way to spend an evening - and I look forward to making more scones from this great recipe!

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    Nancy G.
    Reviewed on 01/27/18

    This was a wonderful class. I learned so much about the differences in tea and even the proper way to brew tea. The instructor was very knowledgeable and has a delightful sense of humor. I throughly enjoyed this class and would recommend it highly.

    This was a wonderful class. I learned so much about the differences in tea and even the proper way to brew tea. The instructor was very knowledgeable and has a delightful sense of humor. I throughly enjoyed this class and would recommend it highly.

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    Krista H.
    Reviewed on 01/24/18

    This is an awesome class! The instructor gave us some information about the history of tea and scones and then we each made a BIG batch of scones. They baked quickly and we were able to eat them with tea and cream and jam. Delicious! I couldn't believe how many scones we got to take home, a dozen apiece. I love the London Tea Room!

    This is an awesome class! The instructor gave us some information about the history of tea and scones and then we each made a BIG batch of scones. They baked quickly and we were able to eat them with tea and cream and jam. Delicious! I couldn't believe how many scones we got to take home, a dozen apiece. I love the London Tea Room!

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    Kelly S.
    Reviewed on 01/10/18

    I took my 12-year-old with me to this class. We had such a fantastic time! The tea and scones were so delicious. And now we have the recipe to make them at home! Even came home with scones to savor the next few weeks.

    I took my 12-year-old with me to this class. We had such a fantastic time! The tea and scones were so delicious. And now we have the recipe to make them at home! Even came home with scones to savor the next few weeks.

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    Jennifer P.
    Reviewed on 01/10/18

    Instructor was very knowledgeable, shared tips and tricks and it was fun. Looking forward to another class

    Instructor was very knowledgeable, shared tips and tricks and it was fun. Looking forward to another class

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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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    Anene T.
    Reviewed on 11/29/17

    Our instructor at the London Tea Room made the experience fun and flawless! It was so well organized. Everything was ready and ran so smoothly. The class size was limited to ten..and the number was perfect--not crowded, but a diverse and interesting group. We made scones, had DELICIOUS tea and our instructor answered all sorts of baking and tea questions. I'd DEFINITELY take more classes at London Tea Room. This was such a fun and enlightening experience. I highly recommend it.

    Our instructor at the London Tea Room made the experience fun and flawless! It was so well organized. Everything was ready and ran so smoothly. The class size was limited to ten..and the number was perfect--not crowded, but a diverse and interesting group. We made scones, had DELICIOUS tea and our instructor answered all sorts of baking and tea questions. I'd DEFINITELY take more classes at London Tea Room. This was such a fun and enlightening experience. I highly recommend it.

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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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    Susan L.
    Reviewed on 11/04/17

    My friend and I were completely delighted by the wonderful experience taking the Tea and Scone class. The instructor (Ginger) was engaging and had lots of interesting information on the subject. To top it off, she is a really sweet and funny lady who made the whole experience a great one. I would highly recommend this class. The hands on making of scones was great and the final result....DELICIOUS!!!!!

    My friend and I were completely delighted by the wonderful experience taking the Tea and Scone class. The instructor (Ginger) was engaging and had lots of interesting information on the subject. To top it off, she is a really sweet and funny lady who made the whole experience a great one. I would highly recommend this class. The hands on making of scones was great and the final result....DELICIOUS!!!!!

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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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    Sarah M.
    Reviewed on 10/15/17

    Jackie made the whole experience very enjoyable. She had interesting facts to share about every tea time period, provided answers to any questions asked, and shared a few tasty samples of tea!

    Jackie made the whole experience very enjoyable. She had interesting facts to share about every tea time period, provided answers to any questions asked, and shared a few tasty samples of tea!

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    Nicole G.
    Reviewed on 10/12/17

    What a great class! I learned about the health benefits from drinking various teas. As a tea beginner, I enjoyed tasting six different flavors. I was surprised to like them all! In addition to being very knowledgeable about teas, Jackie James is a delight to listen to! I highly recommend this class & will be taking her other classes too.

    What a great class! I learned about the health benefits from drinking various teas. As a tea beginner, I enjoyed tasting six different flavors. I was surprised to like them all! In addition to being very knowledgeable about teas, Jackie James is a delight to listen to! I highly recommend this class & will be taking her other classes too.

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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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    Barbara R.
    Reviewed on 09/20/17

    So much fun, Ginger was amazing and had so much knowledge. Scones were delicious, I even shared then at work the next morning!

    So much fun, Ginger was amazing and had so much knowledge. Scones were delicious, I even shared then at work the next morning!

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    Lucy W.
    Reviewed on 09/15/17

    Great class! Jackie did a fabulous job teaching the class. The London Tea Room is a fantastic place for classes and delicious tea. I highly recommend both!

    Great class! Jackie did a fabulous job teaching the class. The London Tea Room is a fantastic place for classes and delicious tea. I highly recommend both!

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    Khrys V.
    Reviewed on 09/15/17

    Always a great time at the London Tea Room regardless if there's a class or not. Sampling the tea discussed was a treat, but hearing of the social implications of tea and how it has set trends throughout time was as well. Looking forward to the next class.

    Always a great time at the London Tea Room regardless if there's a class or not. Sampling the tea discussed was a treat, but hearing of the social implications of tea and how it has set trends throughout time was as well. Looking forward to the next class.

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    Dixie F.
    Reviewed on 09/12/17

    Jackie James rocks! This was my third class experience with her and I continue to be impressed with her knowledge of tea as well as her hospitality at The London Tea Room. It's wonderful to find someone with so much passion for tea who loves to share it with others.

    Jackie James rocks! This was my third class experience with her and I continue to be impressed with her knowledge of tea as well as her hospitality at The London Tea Room. It's wonderful to find someone with so much passion for tea who loves to share it with others.

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    Susan D.
    Reviewed on 08/17/17

    The baker/teacher was wonderful! Ginger was laid back, encouraging, and knowledgeable. She shared baking tips, the history of the business and scones. The class flowed really well and we all enjoyed each other's company. I went alone, but sure didn't feel alone. Everyone visited and laughed and asked questions. It was a wonderful class. And the scones were killer!!

    The baker/teacher was wonderful! Ginger was laid back, encouraging, and knowledgeable. She shared baking tips, the history of the business and scones. The class flowed really well and we all enjoyed each other's company. I went alone, but sure didn't feel alone. Everyone visited and laughed and asked questions. It was a wonderful class. And the scones were killer!!

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    Gina W.
    Reviewed on 08/11/17

    The class was great and the tea was fantastic! We each made 12 scones, only one of which I ate there because they were so large. Took them home and froze them and they are still good a week later. Definitely recommend the class for anyone interested in learning the art of making scones!

    The class was great and the tea was fantastic! We each made 12 scones, only one of which I ate there because they were so large. Took them home and froze them and they are still good a week later. Definitely recommend the class for anyone interested in learning the art of making scones!

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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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    Haley S.
    Reviewed on 06/27/17

    I had a fantastic time at this Dabble class! Ginger was so knowledgeable and energetic. I loved the history of scones and she made the process so easy and fun. It was great sharing conversation with the rest of the class over pots of delicious tea and our fresh made scones with fantastic toppings!

    I had a fantastic time at this Dabble class! Ginger was so knowledgeable and energetic. I loved the history of scones and she made the process so easy and fun. It was great sharing conversation with the rest of the class over pots of delicious tea and our fresh made scones with fantastic toppings!

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    Amy O.
    Reviewed on 06/07/17

    Had a great time making scones and enjoying the tea and scones afterwards. Ginger was very pleasant and accommodating.

    Had a great time making scones and enjoying the tea and scones afterwards. Ginger was very pleasant and accommodating.

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    Laurel M.
    Reviewed on 06/07/17

    This class was wonderful and the instructor, Ginger, was really friendly! We heard a little bit about the history of scones and then each made a batch of about 10. While they were cooking, we got to have a cup of tea, and then we got to eat our scones fresh from the oven with jam and Devonshire cream! We took all of the extras home :)

    This class was wonderful and the instructor, Ginger, was really friendly! We heard a little bit about the history of scones and then each made a batch of about 10. While they were cooking, we got to have a cup of tea, and then we got to eat our scones fresh from the oven with jam and Devonshire cream! We took all of the extras home :)

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    Lynn B.
    Reviewed on 06/07/17

    Ginger was a lot of fun, very welcoming, and explained everything clearly. She brought a group of strangers together to learn and have a good time. She made the scone making seem easy, and gave lots of suggestions for personalizing the recipe. The printed recipe she gave out is easy to read and clear.
    This class was the most fun I've ever had in a kitchen.

    Ginger was a lot of fun, very welcoming, and explained everything clearly. She brought a group of strangers together to learn and have a good time. She made the scone making seem easy, and gave lots of suggestions for personalizing the recipe. The printed recipe she gave out is easy to read and clear.
    This class was the most fun I've ever had in a kitchen.

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    Erica R.
    Reviewed on 06/07/17

    Had a really great time learning how to make scones and try three different delicious teas! It was a nice small class so it was easy to ask the teacher questions if needed. Teacher was great!! Ginger was very nice, funny and informative!

    Had a really great time learning how to make scones and try three different delicious teas! It was a nice small class so it was easy to ask the teacher questions if needed. Teacher was great!! Ginger was very nice, funny and informative!

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    Roni S.
    Reviewed on 06/07/17

    Phenomenal experience. Ginger is an experienced baker and generously shared her scone baking tips. Very relaxing, delicious and social evening. When our scones were in the oven we sat at a lovely table drinking tea and patiently waited. Then they appeared. As beautiful and delicious aa the ones they serve at the London tea room.
    I will take this class again.

    Phenomenal experience. Ginger is an experienced baker and generously shared her scone baking tips. Very relaxing, delicious and social evening. When our scones were in the oven we sat at a lovely table drinking tea and patiently waited. Then they appeared. As beautiful and delicious aa the ones they serve at the London tea room.
    I will take this class again.

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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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    Khrys V.
    Reviewed on 05/11/17

    Visiting London Tea Room is always a joy. Their classes, an added value. Much information was shared and we were able to taste the teas we learned about.

    Visiting London Tea Room is always a joy. Their classes, an added value. Much information was shared and we were able to taste the teas we learned about.

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    Casey G.
    Reviewed on 05/10/17

    Jackie is always so insightful and has so much knowledge and info to divulge to her classes. Learning how tea can affect health and the benefits it provides is something a lot of people don't know about, and she beautifully explained (as much as possible as she could in an hour and fifteen minutes) all of this to us.

    Jackie is always so insightful and has so much knowledge and info to divulge to her classes. Learning how tea can affect health and the benefits it provides is something a lot of people don't know about, and she beautifully explained (as much as possible as she could in an hour and fifteen minutes) all of this to us.

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    Katie O.
    Reviewed on 05/10/17

    Have always loved The London Tea Room- no surprise that my first time attending a class there was awesome! Would recommend going to any tea class there if you are a tea lover like myself!

    Have always loved The London Tea Room- no surprise that my first time attending a class there was awesome! Would recommend going to any tea class there if you are a tea lover like myself!

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    Roni S.
    Reviewed on 05/10/17

    Perfect setting. The class was perfect. Jackie is quite knowledgeable about teas and shared so much with the class.

    I learned a lot and met great people.

    Perfect setting. The class was perfect. Jackie is quite knowledgeable about teas and shared so much with the class.

    I learned a lot and met great people.

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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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    Katherine G.
    Reviewed on 04/17/17

    Both of the classes I have taken at the London Tea Room with Jackie have been excellent!
    The class is held in the rear room of the shop. We were setup at tables setup around a screen with PowerPoint slides to share photos and information. As we learned how each type of tea was prepared and its different properties, they brought us a small cup of that tea to try and we discussed the taste. Jackie was very friendly and did a beautiful job of explaining how tea is grown and prepared and how this affects the taste. Very welcoming and accepting atmosphere for anyone to come and learn. I'm looking forward to returning for more classes.

    Both of the classes I have taken at the London Tea Room with Jackie have been excellent!
    The class is held in the rear room of the shop. We were setup at tables setup around a screen with PowerPoint slides to share photos and information. As we learned how each type of tea was prepared and its different properties, they brought us a small cup of that tea to try and we discussed the taste. Jackie was very friendly and did a beautiful job of explaining how tea is grown and prepared and how this affects the taste. Very welcoming and accepting atmosphere for anyone to come and learn. I'm looking forward to returning for more classes.

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    Jen D.
    Reviewed on 04/04/17

    I loved it! Very informative, I loved trying teas I normally would not try. Looking forward to future classes at the London Tea Room.

    I loved it! Very informative, I loved trying teas I normally would not try. Looking forward to future classes at the London Tea Room.

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    Casey G.
    Reviewed on 04/03/17

    Jackie is such a knowledgeable and fun teacher. It was nice to learn about the social history of tea and enjoy sipping some while she relayed her knowledge. I always enjoy all of her classes and am already going to sign up for another .

    Jackie is such a knowledgeable and fun teacher. It was nice to learn about the social history of tea and enjoy sipping some while she relayed her knowledge. I always enjoy all of her classes and am already going to sign up for another .

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    Kara H.
    Reviewed on 04/02/17

    This was a really interesting experience. I learned a lot about tea in a historical and cultural context while sampling green and black teas from China and India. It was a very enjoyable evening.

    This was a really interesting experience. I learned a lot about tea in a historical and cultural context while sampling green and black teas from China and India. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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    Wendy S.
    Reviewed on 03/08/17

    Excellent time, wonderful class. Everything was organized perfectly and the instructor was exceptionally good. The class was small enough that no one was left behind and the teacher was able to check each person as they were moving along. Would recommend this class to anyone.

    Excellent time, wonderful class. Everything was organized perfectly and the instructor was exceptionally good. The class was small enough that no one was left behind and the teacher was able to check each person as they were moving along. Would recommend this class to anyone.

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    Pat M.
    Reviewed on 03/08/17

    We found this hidden jewel on Washington Avenue in St. Louis about four years ago. They move closer to where we live so it is a fantastic place to visit. It is my happy place to go to to relax and enjoy. The addition of education classes just makes the experience better. Jackie is so relaxed in her approach to teaching and so knowledgeable in Tea. We will be signing up for another class in May, hope to see everyone there!

    We found this hidden jewel on Washington Avenue in St. Louis about four years ago. They move closer to where we live so it is a fantastic place to visit. It is my happy place to go to to relax and enjoy. The addition of education classes just makes the experience better. Jackie is so relaxed in her approach to teaching and so knowledgeable in Tea. We will be signing up for another class in May, hope to see everyone there!

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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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    Kevin Thomas Y.
    Reviewed on 12/11/16

    Fun class!

    Fun class!

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    Nancy H.
    Reviewed on 12/11/16

    Scones experience was A plus. Had cottled cream for the 1st time. Got to take scones home to share.

    Scones experience was A plus. Had cottled cream for the 1st time. Got to take scones home to share.

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    Nancy H.
    Reviewed on 12/11/16

    Created my own blend.

    Created my own blend.

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    Alison W.
    Reviewed on 12/06/16

    What a lovely class . Everything was measured and set out for us when we arrived , the teacher was personable and easy to follow .. Enjoyable

    What a lovely class . Everything was measured and set out for us when we arrived , the teacher was personable and easy to follow .. Enjoyable

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    Kristen D.
    Reviewed on 11/20/16

    The Tea and Scones class was educational, yummy and an amazing amount of fun! I would recommend anyone who love scones, British culture, or tea experiences to invest in a class at the London Tea Room. You won't be disappointed!

    The Tea and Scones class was educational, yummy and an amazing amount of fun! I would recommend anyone who love scones, British culture, or tea experiences to invest in a class at the London Tea Room. You won't be disappointed!

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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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    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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    Katherine G.
    Reviewed on 08/08/16

    Loved the class! Nice presentation on the health benefits of tea. Fun to taste some of the different types of tea as well. Now I have lots more reasons to keep drinking multiple glasses of tea per day, as if I needed any!

    Loved the class! Nice presentation on the health benefits of tea. Fun to taste some of the different types of tea as well. Now I have lots more reasons to keep drinking multiple glasses of tea per day, as if I needed any!

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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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    Amy C.
    Reviewed on 06/15/16

    I had a really fun time learning about the history of tea!!!

    I had a really fun time learning about the history of tea!!!

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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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    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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    Donald R.
    Reviewed on 03/27/16

    A logical, more complete and detailed building on the Tea 101 class exploring how location, season, and manufacturing techniques create the unique flavors of tea. Sampling of 6 wonderful teas perfectly complemented the discussion.

    A logical, more complete and detailed building on the Tea 101 class exploring how location, season, and manufacturing techniques create the unique flavors of tea. Sampling of 6 wonderful teas perfectly complemented the discussion.

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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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    Mark G.
    Reviewed on 10/28/15

    Me and my girlfriend attended. The class lasted a little longer than an hour and was of satisfactory length. We were given two different selections of teas, and they made more pots as the class progressed. We both loved the class and plan to come again.

    Me and my girlfriend attended. The class lasted a little longer than an hour and was of satisfactory length. We were given two different selections of teas, and they made more pots as the class progressed. We both loved the class and plan to come again.

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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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    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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    Lauren D.
    Reviewed on 04/06/15

    Jackie was a great teacher and her passion and knowledge of tea really showed in her class. I'm looking forward to taking more of her classes and strongly recommend them to other Dabblers!

    Jackie was a great teacher and her passion and knowledge of tea really showed in her class. I'm looking forward to taking more of her classes and strongly recommend them to other Dabblers!

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    Rob L.
    Reviewed on 03/30/15

    I'm looking forward to learning more about tea and visiting the London Tea Room soon!

    I'm looking forward to learning more about tea and visiting the London Tea Room soon!

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    Kerri K.
    Reviewed on 04/28/18

    The tea was delicious, of course, but there was a lot of copied and pasted text regarding medical studies in the presentation. It just wasn't as engaging as the classes normally are. Otherwise I love the Tea Room's classes.

    The tea was delicious, of course, but there was a lot of copied and pasted text regarding medical studies in the presentation. It just wasn't as engaging as the classes normally are. Otherwise I love the Tea Room's classes.

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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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    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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