Events

Events

SUNDAY AFTERNOON "THEMED" TEAS

Join us at our Albuquerque tearoom 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 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 21 (Sun), 1:00 - 2:30 pm (SOLD OUT) and 4:00 - 5:30 pm:  "Tiffin - A Taste of India" Afternoon Tea

Join us for a 3-course afternoon tea inspired by the flavors of India. Due to limited space, advance ticket purchase is required by October 19. 

Menu

Mulligatawny Soup
Potato and Pea Samosa
Tandoori Chicken Kebob
Cucumber & Mint Chutney Tea Sandwich
Masala Chai Scone with Orange Marmalade
Carrot Halwa Cake
Mango with Sweet Yogurt (Shrikand)
Cardamom Shortbread (Nankathai)
Nepal High Mountain Green Tea
Darjeeling Second Flush Black Tea

You can pay with credit card online or call 505-255-0522. Vegetarian option is available (please request when making reservation). Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, please do so at least 48 hours in advance by calling the tea shop at 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 is catered by Chez Axel Restaurant.  

TEA CLASSES

September 29 (Sat), 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Introduction to Tea 101 

Price: $20/person 

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 served. Seating is limited to 6. You can pay with credit card online or call 505-255-0522.

October 13 (Sat), 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Japan - Green Tea, From Sencha to Matcha

Price: $20/person

The tea culture is Japan is focused on green tea. This class will provide an introduction to different types of Japanese green tea such as Sencha - the daily tea that is served to guests, Gyokuro - the precious jade dew from shaded gardens and Matcha - the powdered tea that is used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Light tea snacks served. Seating is limited to 6. You can pay with credit card online or call 505-255-0522.

October 27 (Sat), 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: China: Green and White Teas

Price: $20/person

This class will provide an in-depth overview of the green and white teas of China. We will explore the history, different styles, terroirs and crafting techniques. Learn how to use the gaiwan while tasting a wide selection of teas. Light tea snacks served. Seating is limited to 6
You can pay with credit card online or call 505-255-0522

November 10 (Sat), 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Taiwan: Oolong Teas

Price: $20/person

Taiwan is an island that specializes in exceptional oolong teas. This class will provide an introduction to the aromatic richness and diversity of Taiwanese oolong teas, their history, cultivation and processing methods. Participants will taste a wide selection of oolongs using the gongfu cha preparation method. Light tea snacks served. Seating is limited to 6. 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 6 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.