Events

Events

SUNDAY AFTERNOON "THEMED" 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.

Price: $35/person (price includes the tax and 18% gratuity). 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

October 15 (Sun), 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. & 4:00 - 5:30 p.m: "Taste of Paris" Afternoon Tea

Menu

Provencal Carrot Soup
Tarragon Chicken Tea Sandwich
Shrimp Remoulade Cocktail
Whipped Goat Cheese & Tomato Croûte
Vanilla Rooibos Scone with Crème Fraîche & Jam
Hazelnut Cream Crepe Suzette

Tarte Amondine Aux Poires (Pear and Almond Tart)
Macaron (French Meringue Cookie)
Paris Rose White Tea
Makaibari Estate Darjeeling Black Tea

Due to limited space, a pre-paid reservation by October 13 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. Food catered by Chez Axel Restaurant.   

TEA CLASSES & SPECIAL EVENTS

November 8 (Wed), 6:00 - 8:00 p.m: Tea 101 Fundamentals

Price: $20/person (all inclusive)

One plant, five styles. This informative and fun class will introduce participants to each of the main categories of tea: green, white, oolong, black and pu-erh. Learn about where and how teas are grown and the variety of processing methods that create the diverse aromas and flavors of each type of tea. Savor a selection of teas and learn basic brewing parameters for each type of tea. Light tea snacks will be served. Only 6 seats are available. A pre-paid reservation by November 7 is required.
You can pay with credit card online or call 505-255-0522.

GUIDED TEA CLASSES & 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 to 2 hours and include a selection of light tea snacks.

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. 

Matcha: The Basics

In Japan, the preparation of matcha (powdered tea) has evolved as a spiritual practice embodied in the Japanese tea ceremony known as Chado. This class will provide an introduction to the Japanese tea ceremony and the origins of matcha. Participants will taste a high-quality matcha and learn how to prepare matcha in the traditional style. 

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.