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Tea - A 5,000 Year Tradition

One amazing plant with over 3,000 varieties produces the second most consumed beverage on Earth – tea. Steeped in history, lore and tradition, tea is again becoming America’s favorite beverage. Taste the difference as we explore how that single leaf, depending on where it’s grown, picked and processed, provides an endless selection. Learn how to make the perfect cup and how to grow your own plant. Following this exciting talk with expert Mark Ragland, enjoy a delicious afternoon tea luncheon.

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are required for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status when not eating or drinking. Non-vaccinated participants are also required to wear masks when outdoors and unable to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.

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Register Member $50

Register Non-Member $63

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Tea with Mark RaglandAbout the Instructor

Mark Ragland is past chairman of the Virginia Commonwealth Unit of the Herb Society of America, an avid photographer, lifelong traveler and self-proclaimed foodie. Gardening since age 12, the gardens at his home in southern Virginia were featured on PBS and in Country Gardens. He presents regularly across Virginia on such topics as herbs, vegetables, garden design, photography and tea.