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St. Patrick’s Day Irish High Tea
March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$35
Saturday, March 17th
1:00 -3:00 p.m. in the Garden Room
Fees: $35/person ($20 class fee with $15 materials fee)
Advanced registration required; attendance is limited.
with local tea sommelier Ellen Ogle-Arden
Join The Novel Tea for an Irish High Tea to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy three tiers of delicious Irish tea food while you learn about tea culture in Ireland. Listen to stories about tea from an Irish expert, who will discuss all things tea, from tea in Irish pop culture to the role tea plays in rural life.
Featuring authentic Irish foods including:
- sausage rolls,
- traditional brown bread
- Bailey’s cheesecake, and
- imported Irish ingredients including Kerrygold butter, Dubliner cheese, and Celtic sea salt.
High Tea service will include custom blended Saints Tea inspired by Irish Breakfast Tea and blended by The Novel Tea’s tea sommelier.
This event is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style!
Note: Dietary restrictions can only be accommodated with advanced notification. The meal will include eggs, dairy, gluten, meat and sugar. Please note any dietary restrictions when you register. Food is prepared in a facility that also handles tree nuts, dairy and peanuts.
About the Instructor & The Novel Tea:
Ellen, Cid and Emmy, owners of The Novel Tea, have been friends, family and professional colleagues for many years. Long ago best friend’s Ellen and Cid discovered that they both loved tea—both the drink in its infinite variations, and the experience of connecting with others while having good conversations over a cup of tea. This is a passion Ellen and Cid passed on to their daughters, including Ellen’s daughter Emily who joined them when they opened The Novel Tea.
Ellen and Cid have over sixty years of teaching experience, and now instead of teaching communications or educational theory to college students, they plan to teach everyone in Sacramento how much better life can be with a book in one hand, a cup of tea in the other, and a friend by your side.
Ellen is the resident tea expert, and one of only a handful certified tea sommeliers in California. Ellen is passionate and knowledgeable about everything related to the Camellia sinensis plant (from which all tea comes), has picked tea in China, and taken tea on almost every continent. As soon as Antarctica opens a tea shop, she’ll be one of the first customers.