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Caspian Tea Party

  • Alembique Apothecary 901 Hearst Avenue Berkeley, CA, 94710 United States (map)

Caspian Tea Party
with Hanif Sadr
Sunday, December 13, 2:30-5:00PM
Alembique Apothecary, 901 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley

$24 if booked by December 10, $28 thereafter
http://alembique.com/workshops/workshops-winter-2015

Hanif Sadr, Caspian chef extraordinaire, has just returned from his grandfather's historic villa nestled deep in the green mountains of Gilan, Iran, and surrounded by lush forest and tiny hillside farms. He has brought back some amazing handpicked teas and herbs you are guaranteed to find nowhere else. Join us for a holiday tea party where the samovar boils and the exceptional hand-picked, dried and smoked teas brew slowly for your enjoyment. With the music and poetry of Rumi caressing the air, wonder at the stunning images of the area's nature, agriculture, and the rural families who have been this unique environment's custodians for generations. Learn about the region's last remaining tea farms, run mostly by women, and how to brew tea in the classical Persian way. Explore the taste, color, aroma, and benefits of each tea as you bite into handmade Gilani confectionery crowned with homemade jams, Alembique honey and other delights.

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A Winter Wonderland
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