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Tea Classes

We offer two different classes in 2020:  the “Introduction to Tea Enjoyment” class and the “Tea and Food Pairing” class.

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“Introduction to Tea Enjoyment” Class

Welcome to the Enchanting World of Tea: A Comprehensive Introduction

Join us as we explore the essentials of tea, offering insights into its rich variety and fundamental aspects.

Topics Covered:

  • Tea Types: Discover the distinctions between White, Green, Oolong, and Black teas. Learn about their unique processing methods and the caffeine content in each variety.

  • Renowned Tea Gardens and Producing Countries: Gain knowledge of the famous tea gardens and the countries known for their tea cultivation.

  • Tea and Health: Understand the health benefits associated with different types of tea.

  • Brewing the Perfect Pot: Master the art of tea preparation and brew the perfect pot every time, alongside fellow enthusiasts, just as we do in our tea room.

  • Tea Tasting: Engage in a comparative tasting of four tea varieties, evaluating their appearance, flavor, and aroma.

  • Sensory Evaluation: Hone your ability to assess teas through sensory analysis.

Pricing: $145 per person, inclusive of materials, handouts, and a 20% discount voucher for purchases at Tea Time (valid only on the day of the class). The minimum group size is eight, with a maximum of twelve participants.

Sign Up: To reserve your spot, please call our store at 650-328-2877 to schedule your time and date. We have designated Wednesdays exclusively for our classes.

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“Tea and Food Pairing” session

Delve Deeper into the Art of Tea: Quality, Flavor, and Culinary Pairings

Embark on an advanced journey into the nuances of tea quality, the subtleties of flavor, and the delightful art of pairing tea with food.

Topics We’ll Explore:

  • Tea Grading: Learn how to assess the quality of various teas through professional grading standards.

  • Tea Tasting & Terminology: Familiarize yourself with the terms used to describe the flavor profiles of teas, featuring the esteemed Darjeeling, often referred to as “The Champagne of Teas.”

  • Culinary Pairings: Experience a five-course menu thoughtfully paired with five distinct teas, enhancing both the culinary and tea-tasting experience.

Pricing: The cost is $165 per person, which includes all materials, handouts, and a 20% discount voucher for purchases at Tea Time (valid only on the day of the class).

Group Size: The minimum number of participants is eight, with a maximum of twelve.

Sign Up: To join us, please call our store at 650-328-2877 to arrange your preferred time and date. We have set aside Wednesdays exclusively for these classes.

Participants & Location

The participants can be individual (students, friends, couple, kids & parents) and/or groups (schools, companies) who wish to discover the rich and adventurous world of tea. Or just come and have a fun and relaxing tea experience.

Each class is a stand-alone unit. However, you are encouraged to attend the introduction and then the intermediate class as a follow-up. No pre-knowledge is required.

The class takes place at our Tea Time tea room on appointment after you have purchased the ticket with us. For purchasing please call our tea room 650-328-2877 or order online.

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Please click the class you want to join:


Thao Nguyen: Business Manager of Tea Time , Palo Alto and Lisa's Tea Treasures, Los Altos. Responsible for in and off-site tea tasting events, selecting & purchasing Tea Time’s extensive tea assortment and merchandizing, Marketing and Sales.


Tim Pham: Food technologist, 16+ years experience in the Food and Drink industry. Responsible for Quality assurance and Sensory tasting. Responsible for Marketing and Sales to whole sales and specialty stores. 

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