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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Tea Tasting Events at the Tea Room 2019
Monday 20th May
There's more to Tea than a Bag in a Mug 7.30 - 8.30pm
An introduction to tea and tea tasting. Discover 5 different teas. Fascinating & fun! Only £5 per person
Monday 17th June
Make Your Own Tea 7.00 - 9.00pm
A rare chance to make your own tea. Discover the art of picking, rolling, pan firing and tasting tea, grown at the Old Brickyard. Only £10 per person
Monday 8th or 22nd July
The Art of Tea in Japan 7.00 - 9.00pm
An exquisite tea tasting, exploring the tea ceremony and tea from our Tea Lady's trip to Japan in 2015.
Only £8 per person
Monday 16th 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:
Wednesday 2nd October
How our Tearoom Began - 8th Anniversary Tea Tasting
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 2nd December
Christmas Tea Tasting 7.30 - 8.30pm
Discover and taste 5 very different teas including a spiced Christmas tea and the amazing flowering tea ball!
Only £5 per person.
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