For those who saw last week’s post before I edited it in favor of making a whole new post, some of this might sound familiar to you! But, I wanted to go more in-depth this time. Photos by Love Me Do.
A couple of weekends ago, I woke up on Sunday feeling a little bummed, but I had been looking forward to this workshop for a while. I got on the El train on a beautiful morning and made my way to the Cultureworks center and found the best pick-me-up I could ask for.
Not only had Sharon and Anna (pictured center and right) set up a gorgeous spread, but Alexis had the best “sips and bites” prepared for us! Alexis Siemons creates custom blends of tea and designs pitchers with tea companies, and came in to share her knowledge with us, as well as snacks.
It would take a lot more than one little tumblr post to cover all of the stuff that we tasted and learned, but to give you an idea: we tried many different iced teas and an oolong, enjoyed tea-infused bites such as the grand finale of snacks pictured above - an absolutely delicious ice cream sandwich, learned to steep the perfect cup (hot or iced), and got to take home our own custom blend. Finally, I was pleasantly surprised to take home some matcha and a little jar of lapsang souchang-infused butter!
I highly recommend following Alexis’s blog, Teaspoons and Petals - she knows what she’s talking about, and her recipes are divine!
If you’re interested in taking a workshop with Sharon and Anna, definitely keep an eye on The New Old Fashioned for updates on their next classes.