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: $33/person (tax and gratuity included). Menu changes monthly. Seating is limited. Advance reservation and payment is required. Register online or call us at 505-255-0522.

October 18 (Sun), 1:00 p.m: "Marco Polo" Afternoon Tea


Alexander's Dukkah Spiced Chicken Tea Sandwich (Egypt)
Azeri Kuku (Frittata) with Walnuts (Azerbaijan)
Persian Orange Sweet Potato Pancake (Persia)
Meatball in Lemon Sauce (Armenia)
Almond Chai Scone with Cardamom Cream (Bangladesh)
Ashoka's Saffron Coconut Milk Square with Cardamom (Pakistan)
Silk Road Honey Sesame Crisps (India)
Marco Polo's Tiramisu (Italy) 

Seating is limited. Advance reservation and pre-payment required. You can pay with credit card online or call 505-255-0522. Cancellations after October 15 are non-refundable. Please note that due to limited space, you may be seated together with other guests. 

Upcoming Events

November 15: "Harvest Festival" Afternoon Tea

December 20: "Belle Epoque" Holiday Tea

Past Events

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

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 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.

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.



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.