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.
Cost: $27.50/person (tax and 18% gratuity additional $7.50). Menu changes monthly. Seating is limited. Advance reservation and payment is required. Register online or call us at 505-255-0522.
February 7 (Sun), 1:00 p.m: "Chinese New Year" Afternoon Tea
"Year of the Red Monkey" Menu
Thai Shrimp Cup
Marbled Black Tea Leaf-Infused Egg
Chicken Dumpling with Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce
Chinese Meatball in Lettuce Wrap
Asian Five-Spice Sesame Scone with Fig Jam
Dark Chocolate Dipped Fruit (Mango, Apricot & Ginger)
Mandarin Orange Tart
Coconut Sticky Rice “New Year” Cake
Jade Monkey Green Tea
Monkey Picked Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea
Seating is limited. Advance reservation and pre-payment required. You can pay with credit card online or call 505-255-0522. Pay by check: Mail $35 check to The Fragrant Leaf, 3207 Silver Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106. Cancellations after February 4 and no-shows are non-refundable. We are not able to offer credit for cancellations after February 4. Please note that due to limited space, you may be seated together with other guests.
December 20: "Belle Epoque" Afternoon Tea
November 15: "Harvest Festival" Afternoon Tea
October 18: "Marco Polo" Afternoon Tea
September 19: "Chinese Moon Festival" Afternoon Tea
August 16: "Taste of Morocco" Afternoon Tea
June 28: "Comfort Classics" Afternoon Tea
May 10: "Mother's Day" Afternoon Tea
March 15: "Cherry Blossom" Afternoon Tea
February 22: "Chinese New Year" Afternoon Tea
October 3 (Sat), 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m: Matcha - The Basics
- 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
Seating is limited to 6 people. Advance reservation with payment by October 2 is required. You can pay with credit card online or call 505-255-0522
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.
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.