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Las Vegas Tea Series Expands Classes and Locations
Published on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 (12:48 a.m.)Las Vegas, NV—The Las Vegas Tea Series, launched in August 2012, is a collaboration of information based tea classes paired with formal tea tastings and hands on tea experiences. Founded by Naomi Rosen, of Joy’s Teaspoon, and Ashanti McGee, of Iron Kettle Teas, the LV Tea Series has seen an incredible response from our local valley tea drinkers and we are excited to announce a secondary class location as well as a number of brand new classes for the first half of 2013. “The tea series is an open forum where we try to make all levels of tea drinkers comfortable. Many of the tea drinkers that come out have great questions that keep us on our toes,” said Ashanti McGee. “The series allows us to research and refine what we already know-it's an exciting process!” Classes will take place at the Trifecta Gallery (in the Arts Factory) in Downtown, Grouchy John’s Coffee and Sweet Ruby Jane Confections; both on the Southeast side. Classes encompass differences in tea varieties, growing regions, tea history, environmental impact, brewing skills, tea pairings, painting with tea and much more. Class topics will entice the newest of tea drinkers and challenge the most seasoned. “We have been overwhelmed by the incredible support we’ve seen from local tea drinkers,” said Naomi Rosen, Owner of Joy’s Teaspoon. “It is so exciting to imagine what the tea landscape of Las Vegas will look like in the next few years. Tea is thriving in Vegas.” To be an active part of the tea community, sessions are offered on the following dates:
March 14th, 2013 (6:00PM – 7:30PM) – Focused Tastings: Hawaiian Artisanal Teas ($15/per person)
April 11th, 2013 (6:00PM – 7:30PM) – Pu…What? Pu-erhs! ($15/per person)
May 9th, 2013 (6:00PM – 7:30PM) – Tea. You Mean There’s More To It Than Just Drinking It ($10/per person)
June 13th, 2013 (6:00PM – 7:30PM) – Painting with Tea ($20/per person)
Grouchy John’s Coffee
February 21st, 2013 (6:00PM – 7:30PM) – Basics of Tea II ($10/per person)
April 25th, 2013 (6:00PM – 7:30PM) – Focused Tastings: Green Tea ($15/per person)
May 23rd, 2013 (6:00PM – 7:30PM) – Tea Brewing Methods and Madness ($10/per person)
June 27th, 2013 (6:00PM – 8:00PM) – Focused Tastings: Kenyan Artisanal Teas ($15/per person)
Sweet Ruby Jane Confections
March 28th, 2013 (6:00PM – 7:30PM) – Sip + Sample: Tea and & Chocolate ($15/person)
In an effort to save resources, cups will be provided but we invite attendees to bring their favorite teacup or mug! For more detailed class schedules, descriptions and registration fees, please visit www.teaserieslv.com. For more information about any of the events listed above, please contact Naomi Rosen or Ashanti McGee at [email protected]
About Las Vegas Tea Series: Las Vegas Tea Series is a joint effort between Naomi Rosen and Ashanti McGee to help bring together tea knowledge, culture and community here in Las Vegas. Offering classes at Trifecta Gallery in the Arts Factory and Grouchy John’s Coffee, the varying sessions offered will span topics ranging from tea varieties to tea history, focused tea tastings, tea demonstrations and so much more. Visit www.teaserieslv.com for more information or follow on Facebook or on Twitter (@lvteaseries).
About Naomi Rosen and Joy’s Teaspoon: Joy’s Teaspoon, owned by Naomi Rosen, is a web-based venue offering premium loose leaf teas and savory spices throughout the United States and is based in Las Vegas, NV. Launched in April 2010, Joy’s Teaspoon is ranked #4 on Teaviews.com’s Top 30 Tea Companies. Naomi Rosen, is also co-founder of the Las Vegas Tea Fest, Las Vegas Tea Series, Organizer of the Las Vegas/Henderson Tea Lovers Meetup and a Speaker for the 2013 World Tea EXPO.
About Ashanti McGee and Iron Kettle Teas: Iron Kettle Teas, owned by Ashanti McGee, is one of Las Vegas’ newest tea gems offering loose leaf teas from around the world and is based in vibrant Downtown Las Vegas. With a passion for art and science, Ashanti brings a unique perspective and range of expertise to the Las Vegas Tea Series, an event she is co-founder of.