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. Come dressed for the weather!
Learn the basics of planting and caring for your tea garden. Discuss choosing plants, site preparation and planting, and care in the early years. Can be followed by personal consultation and curated greenhouse and garden tours, by appointment, between 12 and 5pm.
Intro to the Tea Garden Tour, Talk, and Tasting June & July dates TBD
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!
Harvest & Processing Basics Workshop July dates TBD
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.
Pick Your Own Tea
August by appointment
For those who have completed Harvest & Processing Basics Workshop. Visit the tea gardens to pick your own tea and take it home to process!
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.