TEA CLASSES 2011


Location: Tea Leaves Tea Tasting Bar

433 Erie Street, Stratford, Ontario


September 17, October 15
Tea and Chocolate Tastings
Saturday, 11:00 am to 12:00 noon OR 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Be introduced to a world of tea, rich and varied. Surrounded by over 100 loose-leaf teas, educate your palate while tasting teas and discover the art of pairing tea with chocolate. Taste different teas with different chocolates. Enjoy a flavour explosion. Find your favourite pairing. Cost- $ 30.00 per person

Pre-registration required.

September 10
Tea and Honey Tasting
Saturday, 11:00 am to 12:00 noon OR 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Be introduced to a world of tea, rich and varied. Learn to pair tea with local honey in a professional tasting setting. Learn to recognize and compare different flavours, textures and sensations. Exotic teas with fresh golden honey. Cost- $ 35.00 per person

Pre-registration required.

October 8
Rare and precious teas - private collection
Saturday, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Through professional tea tasting techniques, experience various rare and exotic teas. Listen to ancient legends as you get a glimpse into Asian tea culture. Taste exclusive teas from our tea sommelier's private collection. Cost - $40.00 per person

Pre-registration required.


For more information or to register for any of the above classes, seminars or events, please call or email.


TEA LEAVES TEA TASTING BAR
Wednesday to Saturday,
11am to 5pm, or by appointment

433 Erie Street, Stratford,
Ontario, Canada N5A 2N3

1-800-733-0376 (toll-free)
519-273-1201 (local)

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The world of tea is rich and varied, so here is a brief overview of the main styles of tea and guidelines for how to prepare them.

  • are also known as presentation teas
  • are generally made from high quality tea
  • contain very little caffeine

Display teas were once presented as gifts to visiting royalty in China. Recently they have become available in the west and are very popular with tea enthusiasts.


These are miniature works of art. Each is comprised of approximately 200 individual tealeaves hand tied with silk thread and shaped into interesting forms. When they are infused in a glass teapot or wine glass, the leaves unfurl to reveal the flowers as they re-hydrate back to their shape. They make for a dramatic tabletop presentation and point of conversation.


Flavour profiles are vegetative, smooth, gentle, sweet and soft, sometimes with a hint of jasmine or rose.