This workshop runs from 10am to 3pm on Sundays ($65/person; half-price for students) with an hour for lunch. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the basics of tea harvesting and processing, pick tea from our garden and process for green and black teas. Plus, take home your own tea samples to finish at home and fresh leaves. Can also be combined with tea tasting/intro to tea.
"Intro to the Tea Garden" Tour, Talk, and Tasting (June/July, Sept)
This is a 2-hour class on Saturdays from 2-4pm ($25/per person, half-price for students). This class provides an introduction to tea gardening, including an educational tour of our tea gardens, followed by time to talk and taste fresh, hand-made tea. Learn all about Camellia sinensis, the tea plant, and how it grows here at Camellia Forest! Register through Camellia Forest Nursery
Chose one or both of these short workshops, offered from 9:30-12 on Sundays ($50/person; half-price for students). Learn the basics of planting and caring for your tea garden. Can be followed by personal consultation and curated greenhouse and garden tours, by appointment, between 12 and 5pm. 1. Plants and planting - Discuss choosing plants, site preparation and planting, and care in the early years. We will also address growing tea in pots. 2. Seeds and seedlings - Learn about growing your own tea from seeds in the ground or in pots. Take home your own potted seeds and watch them grow!
General Workshop Information
All workshops require preregistration and are typically held with a minimum of 4 participants and are limited to a maximum of 10. Workshops and classes can be combined for a weekend event or customized (see below).
Tea and weather are on their own schedule and classes are held outdoors under most conditions, though times and dates may be adjusted if weather threatens. Plan to be flexible and wear proper attire: expect exposure to sun, heat, and insects. Visits to the field are much more pleasant in closed-toed shoes.
Sessions can be customized and per person price may be adjusted depending on activities and number of students enrolled. Inquire for larger sized classes/tours.
There is always lots to do in the garden. Feel free to ask about opportunities to trade time helping out for workshops or informal tea training.
If you would like to request a custom workshop, tour, or consultation, or to volunteer in the garden, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.