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.
September 21 - Chinese Moon Festival Tea
This event will include a mini-lecture: "Moon Festival Myths & Traditions". Due to limited seating, advance reservation and payment is required by September 18. Register for afternoon tea here.
Orange-Ginger Shrimp Salad in Lettuce Cup
Sweet Chile Glazed Scallop on Rice Cracker
Green Onion Pancake
Pork & Chive Dumpling
Lotus Paste Moon Cake
Chinese Five-Spice Chocolate Mousse
Green Tea Poached Asian Pear with Pistachio Cream
Tea Classes & Tastings
All classes are held at the tea boutique and limited to 6 people, in order to provide a more personal experience. Advance registration required.
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.
New dates coming soon!
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.
New dates coming soon!
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. Register for classes here.
August 30 (Sat): 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Private Tea Tasting
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.