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Tea—A 5,000 Year Tradition

One amazing plant in over 3,000 varieties produces the second most consumed beverage on Earth: tea. Join tea expert Mark Ragland for an exploration of all things tea through an elegant formal tea experience at the Queen’s Library Tea Room. 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 variety of sensory experiences. Learn how to make the perfect cup of tea and how to grow your own tea plant. Located in Jackson Ward, the Queen’s Library Tea Room provides a sophisticated and intimate setting with botanically-inspired decor. Registration includes tea samples, and full tea luncheon with 3-course tea tower featuring delectable savory and sweet selections and British tea room classics.

Class will be held at the Queen’s Library Tea Room, 221 E Clay Street, Richmond, Virginia. Ample street parking is available, along with a paid parking lot behind the building and nearby paid parking decks.

Fees: Member $48, Non-Member $58

All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden strives to be a Garden for all and we are committed to offering diverse adult learning opportunities that are inclusive and accessible to all learners. If you would like to request an accommodation to support your participation in an adult learning opportunity at the Garden, please contact [email protected] or call 804-262-9887 x328 and we will make our best effort to help.

Register Member $48

Register Non-Member $58

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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A plant for any garden and spice for every kitchenAbout 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.