TEA ROOM HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
11am-5pm; Sunday, December 1st, 2013
Drop in anytime from 11am to 5pm and enjoy free cookies and hot tea samples. Throughout the day, we will be joined by carol singers, an Irish harpist and other amazing musicians! Shop for Christmas gifts with vendors that will be setting up shop in our empty adjacent space. We have vendors selling professional photos, art, jewelry, candles.....all kinds of gifts! Check out our facebook page for more details as we get vendors set up. Bring the kids, as we will have plenty of fun activities for them too!
THE BOSTON TEA PARTY!
7pm; Monday, December 16th, 2013
Celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party!! Find out more about the beginnings of the revolt against the British King, and sample some teas we think may have been the unfortunate tea that was thrown into the Boston Harbor. This is going to be a fun one! $10 per person.
4-6pm; Friday, December 6th, 2013
Ever wondered what all the fuss is about with tea and what the difference between a high tea and afternoon tea is? Let us introduce you to our English culture and its insistence upon taking afternoon tea with this discussion on the background and history of afternoon tea and its significance. Discussion will be approximately 30 minutes, followed by our full Afternoon Tea. A harpist will be providing some amazing backgroup atmosphere while you eat! $35 (includes tax and gratuity).
7pm; Thursday, December 5th, 2013
This is a very popular and exciting class. We will be sampling very rare small batch single origin teas from China and India. All attendees will have first grab at the very limited quantity of rare teas we will have in just for the cupping; $20
7pm; Friday, February 22nd, 2013
7pm; Wednesday, April10th, 2013
Tea 101 will give you a well rounded introduction to tea. Origins, history, types and poison insertion techniques will all be discussed as well as what to look for in a specific cup; $15
OUR NEW MENU
6-7pm; February 28th, 2013
We will be launching our new spring menu and you are invited to come and take part in the tastings. All attendees will receive 20% off their tea purchase of any of our new teas; this event is Free of charge
3-5pm; Friday, March 15th, 2013
Ever wondered what all the fuss is about with tea and what the difference between a high tea and afternoon tea is? Why the hell not? Let us introduce you to our English culture and its insistence upon taking afternoon tea with this discussion on the background and history of afternoon tea and its significance. Afternoon Tea will be served during our discussion. Duh; $35
7-8:30pm; Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
This is a very popular and exciting class. We will be sampling very rare small batch single origin teas from China and India. All attendees will have first grab at the very limited quantity of rare teas we will have in just for the cupping; $25
6-7:30pm; Friday, April 5th, 2013
Let our tea sommeliers lead you through the intricacies of blending tea. Just let them. You won't be hurt.We will begin with a brief history of some of the more famous blends and how they came about and then let you blend your own concoction. Price includes your very own blend of 1/4lb of tea; $20
Also upcoming (check website for updates):
JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY
For tea experts, oolongs are often the most prized. Oolongs are extraordinary complex in bouquet and flavor, and great skill is put into how they are made. Come and sample some of the finest oolongs offered and discover a beautiful and complex drink brimming with health benefits. All attendees wil receive 20% off all our oolongs and 10% off all other loose leaf tea. TBA
All events are by reservation only: Call 314 241 6556. Get an event pass for any 3 events for $60 (please let us know which 3 events you will be attending. Sorry this excludes the afternoon tea).
7-9pm; Thursday, August 22nd, 2012
This fun class is great for all ages, as our tea sommeliers show you the basics of blending tea. We provide you with the elements and you blend your very own blend of tea to take home and wow the family. We will also taste some famous blends and discuss what made them great. Your $30 ticket includes a 1/2lb of tea!
7-9pm; Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Our extremely popular tasting is back with rare teas from China and India that we bring in solely for this evening. We purchase them in extremely small lots and all attendees have first dibs at our limited supply. Taste teas that are rarely tasted in the US, grown on very small farms that use ancient traditional tea farming methods with no chemicals or damage to the soil. Oolongs, greens, pu ehrs and whites will be on the menu. Tickets include 10% off all tea and merchandise, as well as a free tea gift. This is our most popular tea tasting and sells out very quickly. Call for tickets; $30 per person; As always, poltergeists are free.
7-9pm; Thursday, July19th, 2012
Ever wondered what the difference is between a green tea and black tea? Then this is the class for you. Join the London Tea Room tea buyers and sommeliers as we discuss the basics of tea and begin you on your journey as we discuss health benefits, types of tea and origins, while we taste some of the finest teas St. Louis has to offer. We are committed to buying organic fair trade teas that are grown on smaller tea farms committed to sustainable growth. Our tea buyers are constantly learning and eager to impart the knowledge they have acquired. This is always a fun evening for all involved and prepares you to make knowledgable choices about tea as well as a foundation for all future tea education. We are located in the heart of the beautiful historic loft district in downtown St. Louis.
Call for tickets; $20 per person. Tickets sell quickly and space is limited. To further instill fear into you: the next tea 101 class will not be until September.
ICED TEA TASTING (AKA maintaining your dignity in a St. Louis summer)
7pm; Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Summer in St. Louis gets stifling, and hot tea might be the furthest thing from your mind. But you can still enjoy all the health benefits and enjoyment of tea in the hottest months by making your favourite cuppa cold. Join us as we discuss how to cold brew tea, methods and instructions for different types of tea, and the best types of organic and fair trade tea to ice. Black tea, white tea, green tea, red tea and herbal teas - take some home to impress your guests and family with a wonderful pitcher of superior iced tea. It is indeed possible to remain sophisticated and dignified even in the hottest weather.
$20/person. Includes a gift for all attendees and 10% off all tea and tea merchandise.
Call ahead for reservations; space is limited.
YOGA CLASS AND AYURVEDIC TEA TASTING
7pm-9pm; Friday, June 15, 2012
Trade in your coffee for a soothing, herb infused, Ayurvedic based te. Bend over backward for yourself and actually enjoy life for once with our evening of yoga and tea. We will begin by rolling out our new yoga mats (courtesy of Yogi Buddha studios), then be led on a 75 minute yoga journey of relaxation and stress relief by Cassie Harrison RYT, a Kripalu inspired teacher. Then, after our savasana, our inner warrior firmly harnessed, we will descend even further into tranquility by tasting some relaxing and invigorating herbal teas that are deeply rooted in Ayurvedic tradition courtesy of The London Tea Room. Mingle with your fellow yogis and yoginis, take home some amazing tea at 10% off, and find serenity.
-75 minute yoga class (all levels) by Cassie Harrison RYT
-25% off private yoga session at Yogi Buddha Studio
-Ayurvedic tea tasting by the London Tea Room
-Take home yoga mats courtesy of Yogi Buddha studios
-10% off all tea and tea merchandise at The Lodnon Tea Room
-Free tea gift courtesy of The London Tea Room
-A fun staff to guide you
Call ahead for reservations. While exploration of the Self is unlimited, space at this event is not.
11am-1pm; Tuesday, June 5, 2012
God Savour the Queen! Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 50 years of reign, and we celebrate alongside her, thousands of kilometres away at an eastwardly course, that is. We will broadcast the Jubilee parade on a big screen while joyfully yet ever so demurely sipping tea and enjoying lunch. Do your Jubilee requirements include English Pipers? Very well, they’ll be on hand. And traditional British swordfighters, you say? We have them coming too. We even have a new tea blend in honour of our regent. So grab a table, a pot of Jubilee tea, some lunch and maybe a shortbread from our delectable pastry case and become a Londoner for the day. (You will be taxed accordingly).
Please note that the jubilations will continue until morale improves or 1pm, whichever comes first.