Events

Events

SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEAS

Join us for a 3-course afternoon tea service featuring an assortment of savories, tea sandwiches, scones and mini-pastries accompanied by 2 pre-selected loose-leaf teas. Afternoon teas last 1 1/2 hours. Vegetarian option is available - please request when making reservation.

Cost: $27.50/person (tax and 18% gratuity additional $7.50). Special events may be priced higher. Menu changes monthly. Seating is limited. Advance reservation and payment is required. Register online with credit card or call us at 505-255-0522. Pay by check: Mail $35 check to The Fragrant Leaf, 3207 Silver Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

September 10 (Sat), 3:00 - 5:00 p.m: "Moon Festival" Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a delicious 3 course afternoon tea service to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, accompanied by 2 teas. Along with the tea service, The Fragrant Leaf’s Robin Scala will present a short cultural talk: "Moon Festival Myths & Traditions".

Menu

Petite Peking Duck Crepe
Vietnamese Lemongrass Beef Banh Mi Tea Sandwich
Steamed Vegetable Dumpling
Asian Pear & Cucumber Salad
Ginger Pear Scone with Lemon Curd
Chinese 5-Spice Chocolate Pot de Creme
Matcha Green Tea & Black Sesame Shortbread
Assorted Chinese Mooncake Bites
Amber Pearl Oolong Tea
Kukicha Supreme Green Tea

Due to limited space, a pre-paid reservation by September 7 is required. You can pay with credit card online or call 505-255-0522. Cancellations with less than 48 hours advance notice and no-shows are non-refundable. You may be seated together with other parties. Vegetarian option is available - please request when making reservation. Food catered by Chez Axel Restaurant.   

Upcoming Events

October 16 (Sun) - Afternoon Tea, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Past Events

June 19: "Scottish Highlander" Afternoon Tea and Celtic Harp Performance

May 8: "Mother's Day" Afternoon Tea

April 17: "Secret Garden" Afternoon Tea and Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arranging) Demonstration

March 20: "Spring Equinox" Afternoon Tea

TEA CLASSES

Coming Soon: Matcha - The Basics

This class will provide an overview of the Japanese powdered green tea, known as matcha. Learn about the origins of matcha and how it evolved as a spritual practice embodied in the Japanese tea ceremony. Participants will learn how to prepare and taste matcha and take home a Matcha Starter Kit. Course includes:

  • 1 hour overview and matcha brewing lesson, with Japanese sweet
  • Matcha preparation directions
  • Matcha Starter Kit (10% off regular retail price): organic matcha powder tin, bamboo whisk, bamboo scoop, Kabuki matcha bowl
Price: $85/person

Seating is limited to 6 people. Advance reservation with payment is required. You can pay with credit card online or call 505-255-0522


GUIDED TEA TASTINGS

By reservation only. Please call 505-255-0522 to make your reservation at least 2 days in advance. There is a minimum of 4 people and we can accommodate up to 8 people. Tastings last 1 1/2 hours.

Cost: $20/person 

Introduction to Tea 101

This informative and fun session will introduce participants to each of the main categories of tea: green, white, oolong and black. Learn about the tea plant and how teas are grown and crafted around the world. Participants will enjoy the full sensory experience of tasting teas from each of the four tea categories. The instructor will share anecdotes and background information as well as brewing tips for each tea. 

Introduction to Green and White Teas

Interested in exploring the diversity of green and white teas? This session will provide a more in-depth overview of green and white teas, and how they are grown and crafted. Participants will enjoy the full sensory experience of tasting a variety of green and white teas. The instructor will share anecdotes and background information as well as brewing tips for each tea. 

Introduction to Oolong Teas

This session will focus on the diversity of oolong teas from China and Taiwan. Learn how the growing environment and different processing methods contribute to the spectrum of flavor and aroma, from light and floral to dark and rich. Enjoy the full sensory experience of tasting different oolong teas using the traditional Chinese brewing method known as "gongfu" tea. 

Introduction to Black Teas

Looking to expand your tea horizons beyond Earl Grey & English Breakfast tea? This session will offer an introduction to the diversity of authentic, unflavored black teas. Participants will have the opportunity to sample a variety of black teas from the main producing regions of India and China.