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AFTERNOON TEA: A Virtual Tasting Special Event

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Virtual Afternoon Tea. Tea & sweet treats included. Tea Sommelier guides tasting + instructs on how to host/enjoy afternoon tea. Serves 4.

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Join us for a virtual afternoon tea. Educational, entertaining, and oh-so-delicious, this 90-minute virtual event will instruct you on how to enjoy and host a fabulous afternoon tea. This seminar includes tea and sweet treats delivered to your home and access to the virtual seminar. Serves 4.

"Please come for tea." Those thrilling words conjure up an afternoon of sumptuous indulgence and a relaxing repast with friends. Make a big pot of tea, set your table and join us as tea sommelier Karen Donnelly shares the history of afternoon tea, its customs and culture, from the Victorian Era to today.

Do you love the idea of hosting afternoon tea but don’t know how? Are you drawn to the idea of going out for afternoon tea but afraid of not knowing teatime etiquette?

Relax and learn about the history of afternoon tea, its various courses and how to enjoy them, plus tips on how to host your own afternoon tea. This event includes an afternoon tea tasting kit complete with tea, sweet treats, and jam (delivered to your home). Serves 4 people.

Your host for this special event is tea sommelier Karen Donnelly, well-known in the tea industry for her stellar credentials including more than 25 years of experience as a writer, speaker, and teacher of tea, tea history, and tea culture. She is also the owner of Greenhalgh Tea company, selling premium loose-leaf teas and teaware.

Make it a fun day! Invite some friends, dress the part, bring out the china, and get ready for an educational and entertaining exploration of afternoon tea.


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What’s Included:

Designed to serve up to 4 people, your ticket ($59) for a delightful, virtual, afternoon tea includes the following:

  • (4) freshly baked white chocolate raspberry scones
  • (4) orange madeleines
  • (4) petit Battenberg cakes (almond cake with raspberry jam)
  • 2 oz. of Fleur de Lis (a black tea with subtle notes of caramel and vanilla)
  • Sample jar of berry jam
  • Sample jar of imported clotted cream
  • Tea infuser
  • Direct shipping to your home
  • Access to the 90-minute virtual, interactive, and educational seminar celebrating afternoon tea

Tickets for this virtual experience are limited. Deadline to purchase is 5/3/21 (5pm). Buy now to guarantee delivery and participation. A sell-out is expected.

Although this virtual class is open to tea enthusiasts nationwide, please note this class will be taking place at 11:00AM EST and will be conducted in English. International shipping is not available for this event. Please refer to the FAQs below for additional information.

This virtual class is presented by the Coffee & Tea Newsletter, Greenhalgh Tea and The Secret Garden Tea Room.

About the Presenter:

Karen Donnelly


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Karen Donnelly is a certified Tea Association of Canada Tea Sommelier Professional and has been a writer, speaker, and teacher for over 25 years. She currently writes the Cuisine page for The Tea House Times magazine and is a regular contributor to the Tea & Herbal Association of Canada’s Sip Magazine. She manages the Orchard Tea Room at the Rose Hip Barn in Thornton, PA. She is the owner of Greenhalgh Tea selling premium loose-leaf teas and teaware. Karen teaches classes on the history, production styles and culture of tea, and cooking with tea at local schools and on-line.

About The Secret Garden: The Secret Garden is a Victorian tearoom serving lunch and a traditional three-tiered tea service. Everything on the menu from soups to the miniature desserts is homemade on the premises. The Secret Garden is an oasis from the craziness of life’s headaches and heartaches; a place meant to relax in the company of good friends. They are located in Port Jefferson, NY and can fulfill online orders.


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FAQs:

  • What is included in the ticket price? All tickets include access to the online event and the afternoon tea kit shipped direct to your home. The kit is perfect for up to 4 people to enjoy.
  • How will the afternoon tea kit be shipped to me? The kit will be shipped to the mailing address provided at the time of the ticket purchase. It will arrive 1-3 days prior to the event.
  • Where do you ship to? We can ship nationwide. No international shipping at this time.
  • Can you ship to a PO Box? No. To guarantee on-time delivery, shipments can be made to home addresses only.
  • When will I receive the afternoon tea kit that is included with my ticket? Ticket sales end at 5:00pm on 5/3/21 (or when maximum capacity is reached) to ensure on-time delivery to your home. Kits will arrive 1-3 days prior to the virtual event in order to ensure freshness.
  • How do I join the online event? Prior to the online event taking place, you will receive a link to the Online Event Page which has the video conferencing link enabling you to join. The seminar will stream via Google Meet.
  • Can I ask questions during the online event? Yes! We encourage you to ask questions but please do so using the CHAT feature. This will ensure we avoid people talking over each other and all questions can be answered. The CHAT feature is typically located in the upper righthand corner of Google Meet.
  • How will you ensure the online event is a safe environment? We ask that all participants be polite and courteous. Starfish Junction and its sponsors/partners reserve the right to remove any participant from the video conference that is disruptive or behaving inappropriately with no refund.
  • Do I need to download special software or an app to participate in the video conference? The online event will be conducted via the video conferencing platform, Google Meet. You should be able to click the link provided and access the video conference in any web browser from a desktop computer or laptop. However, you will need to give permission to the browser to use your camera and microphone. If you would like to access the video conference on a smart device (smartphone, tablet, etc.) you will need to download the Google Meet app to the device that you are using to access it. Note, in rare cases you may need to update your browser or computer. Be sure to test your accessibility a day or two before the online event.
  • What happens if I lose internet connection during the online event? If you lose internet connection and leave the video conference, simply click the link again to re-join.
  • Can you help me with my technical difficulties accessing the video conference? Yes, please email help@starfishjunction.com. It is important for you to try accessing the video conference before the day of the online event so we can fully assist you as we have some limitations.
  • I can't make the online event but I would still like to purchase a ticket for the event, will the seminar be recorded for private viewing? No, this event is best enjoyed live.
  • Do I need to prepare anything in advance in order to participate? In addition to the afternoon tea kit that you will be shipped for the tasting, the following supplies are suggested to elevate your experience:

o Teapot (16- to 32-ounce capacity preferred)

o Measuring spoon (1-teaspoon capacity)

o Small bowl or plate for used tea leaves

o Teacup and saucer—one per person

o Milk (optional)

o Sugar or sugar cubes (optional)

o Plate (salad size preferred)—one per person

o Utensils (table knife and spoon)—one of each per person

o Small napkin (cloth preferred)—one per person

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