Meet our Tea Lady
Discover the fascinating world of tea with Anna Stasinska, owner and designer of the Old Brickyard Tea Garden. Now a qualified Tea Champion, after attending the UK Tea Academy in 2019.
Anna aka Tea Lady, travelled to Darjeeling in 2014 to learn first hand about one of the worlds most famous teas. She visited five wonderful tea gardens, meeting owners and workers. In 2015 Anna visited Japan, on an extraordinary tea adventure. She toured extensively, visiting famous historic sites and experienced many aspects of Japanese tea and tea culture including the tea ceremony.
Anna is always delighted to share her tea experiences and has often been asked to talk on BBC radio Leicester. She offers tea tastings and talks at her tearoom and elsewhere, for various groups including the WI.
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Due to circumstances beyond our control aka Covid-19 some of the events below maybe postponed. Stay safe and check back in a few weeks time for an update. Thank you
Tea Tasting Events at the Tea Room 2020
Monday 18th May
There's more to Tea than a Bag in a Mug 7.30 - 8.30pm
An introduction to tea and tea tasting. Get up close a personnel with a real live tea bush and discover 5 different teas. Fascinating, fun! Only £5 per person
Monday 22nd June
Make Your Own Tea 7.00 - 9.00pm
A rare chance to experience making your own tea by hand. Discover the art of picking, rolling, pan firing and tasting tea, grown at the Old Brickyard Tea Garden. Yes! tea does grow in the land of pork pies! Only £10 per person
Monday 13th or 27th July
Japanese Tea Experience 7.00 - 9.00pm
An exquisite evening exploring the art of tea in Japan. Experience the tea ceremony and unusual teas from our Tea Lady's trip to Japan in 2015. Only £8 per person
Monday 7th September
Special Tea Tasting with our Tea Merchant 7.00 - 9.00pm
We are delighted to welcome back James Pogson, Director of Northern Tea Merchants, Executive Director and President of the UKTIA. A rare opportunity to discover 10 teas with a real tea expert. A truly unique and wonderful experience. A must for any tea lover. Only £10 per person (suggested donation). All proceeds go to - Hope Against Cancer:
Friday 2nd October
How our Tearoom Began - 9th Anniversary Tea Talk
7.00 - 9.00pm
Discover the story behind our purpose built tea shed. A truly inspirational evening with lots of tea and cake to celebrate!
Only £5 per person. All proceeds go to - Hope Against Cancer: http://hopeagainstcancer.org.uk/
Monday 30th November
Tea, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting Experience
7.30 - 8.30pm
Tantalise your taste buds with 6 delicious teas, 3 paired with cheese and 3 with chocolate. A fascinating tasting experience.
Only £10 per person.
Monday 7th December
Christmas Tea Tasting 7.30 - 8.30pm
Discover and taste 5 very different teas including a spiced Christmas tea, chocolate tea, a magical unicorn tea and an amazing flowering tea ball!
Only £5 per person.
Space is limited on all our tea tasting events. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Gift vouchers are available. Contact Anna - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tea tastings designed for you - from tiny tea room to sumptuous ballroom!
We can design a tea tasting experience to suit you. From tearoom, to care home, to classroom, to ballroom, to your front room! Anna's introductory tea tasting talk There's more to Tea than a Bag in a Mug is fascinating and fun. Perfect for groups up to approx 50 people.
Old Brickyard Tea Garden, C&C Plants, Eastwell Road, Scalford, Melton Mowbray LE14 4ST Telephone: 07803 206852