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 loose-leaf teas. Choose from two seatings: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. 

Cost: $33/person (tax and tip included). Menu changes monthly. 

October 19- A Taste of Italy Tea

Due to limited seating, advance reservation and payment is required by Friday, October 17. Register for afternoon tea here. You can also call the shop at 505-255-0522 to register.Currently, only the 1:00 seating is still available.

Menu

Prosciutto-Wrapped Fig Stuffed with Blue Cheese
Sun-Dried Tomato, Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onion Crostini
Smoked Chicken, Black Olive & Parsley Pesto Phyllo Tart
Mushroom & Olive Oil Tea Sandwich
Lemon Pear Scone with Mascarpone Cream
Earl Grey Panna Cotta
Anise Biscotti
Chocolate Praline Cake

 

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 2 people and we can accommodate up to 6 people. Tastings last 1 1/2 hours.

Cost: $15/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.

 

PRIVATE TEA TASTING @ HOME

The Fragrant Leaf can develop and host a fun and informative tea tasting for your party or business event at your location. Participants will learn about the origin and production of loose-leaf teas and have the opportunity to taste 5 tea selections from a variety of categories. Our tea specialists will demonstrate how to brew each tea using the appropriate tea accessories.

Our tea tasting workshops can be customized depending on your interests. Some examples of our previous workshops include:

  • Introduction to Tea 101
  • Focus on Oolong Teas
  • Teas of China
  • Teas of Japan
  • Connoisseur Teas

The tea tasting lasts approximately 90 minutes. Tastings include tea, cups, tasting notes, and a tea specialist. An 8-person minimum and a $100 deposit are required for all tea tastings. Cost is $30 per person. Tea tastings are available in Albuquerque.

Please contact Robin at 505-255-0522 for more information or to schedule a tasting.