A GATHERING & JOURNEY WITH ART OF TEA
4 - 7 pm
Peter Fetterman Gallery
Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Ave, A1
Santa Monica, California 90404
Come join Your Local Hive for a tea seminar, tasting, pairing and blending workshop, as we host Steve Schwartz, Ayurvedic practitioner, Master Tea Blender and founder/CEO of Art of Tea.
Seated around a table in the beautiful and appropriately “global” Peter Fetterman Gallery, Steve will lead us on a journey of the farms where he sources, the cultures that surround them, and the varying practices of growing and harvesting teas.
With that knowledge, we will pair each variety with a specific course of complimentary flavors, and move from white to green, oolong to classic black, puerr to chai and then to herbals. Our Tea becomes a meal of courses that match each flavor perfectly, pairing with melons and mint, classic tea sandwiches, scones, shortbreads, fruit and berry jams, salty nuts, spicy vegetables and chocolate cakes and macarons.
Once our palettes are educated and appetites sated, Steve will teach us how to blend our own, and everyone will go home with their own personal batch for next morning’s brew.
As we draw to a close, to top our heady sensations, we will toast with a little bubbly and send you out into your evening ahead.