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Tea events around Denver: August 2014

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Below are some tea-related events happening in and around Denver, Colo., during the month of August 2014. If you know of any events not listed here or if you see an error in a listing, please contact the author, Suzanne Klein, through her blog, Tea Foodie [by Zanitea].

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15th Annual Rocky Mountain Tea Festival

The Rocky Mountain Tea Festival was started 15 years ago as a way to offer our customers an opportunity to learn more about premium, loose leaf tea. We invited a number of speakers and industry leaders to come teach seminars, workshops, and host tea tastings. The response was gratifyingly strong, and the Tea Festival became an annual tradition. As the Tea Festival grew, we were able to expand to include more seminars, a Tea Dinner, a small bazaar, and the popular Children’s Tea Parties.

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse – 1770 13th Street, Boulder

Cost: Varies, check website for schedule and details

Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Five Course Tea Dinner

During the Rocky Mountain Tea Festival, The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse will be holding its annual four course Tea Dinner with all dishes prepared with TEA! This event is not to be missed! Reservations recommended. Please call the Teahouse to make your reservation: 303-442-4993

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse – 1770 13th Street, Boulder

Cost: $38 per person

Saturday, August 2, Seating begins at 5:00 p.m.

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2014 Children’s Teddy Bear Tea Party

Our popular Teddy Bear tea party is back! Dress up in your finest tea wear, bring along a stuffed friend or doll, and join us at the Teahouse for our annual tea party! This fun, community event is for kids accompanied by a parent. Tea will include community seating, and one adult may bring up to 7 children. Treats will be served, including tea sandwiches, scones, fresh fruit, and sweets. Activities include crafts, simple games, and a Do-it-Yourself dress up and photo area. Parties are expected to last approximately one hour. Due to the popularity of this event, tickets are NON REFUNDABLE. Parties fill very quickly so register early. Reservations are required. Parties fill early!

Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse – 1770 13th Street, Boulder

Cost: $14 per guest

Sunday, August 3, Seatings at either 10:00 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.

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Weekly Tea Flights

Curious about the world of tea? Want to expand the horizons of your tea tastebuds? Join us on Wednesday for our Tea Flights! Each week, you can taste five samples of five different teas. Click on one of the Wednesday Tea Flight events in the calendar below to find out which theme we’re doing for each week. And, we’ll give you a Passport so you can check off each Flight you’ve embarked on!

iN-TEA –2440 W. Main St., Littleton

Cost: $8.99

Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27, All day

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Japanese Tea Ceremony

For centuries, the tea ceremony has been considered the epitome of Japanese life, based on harmony, respect, purity, tranquility and elegant simplicity. Come experience the real thing – a traditional ceremony inside our authentic Japanese Tea House in Shofu-En, the Japanese Garden.

Denver Botanic Gardens – 1007 York Street, Denver

Cost: $27 member, $32 non-member

Saturdays and Sundays, August 9, 10, 23 and 24, 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

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Summertime Tea in the Gardens

Margo Seymour, pastry chef, tea sommelier, and owner of The Denver Tea Room, will present a traditional British afternoon tea service with a nod to the various cultures that also enjoy the practice of taking tea. Guests will sample sandwiches from England, desserts from France and Scotland, and teas from Sri Lanka. Join us in the solarium, with fine china and linens, to learn about the difference between “high tea” and “low tea”, as well as the many ways tea is served around the world.

Denver Botanic Gardens – 1007 York Street, Denver

Cost: $38 member, $42 nonmembers

Sunday, August 16, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

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The Extraordinary Health Benefits of Tea

Learn about the extra-ordinary benefits of drinking tea. Recent studies have shown that drinking tea may improve your heart health, your immune system, your digestion and many other benefits. Explore the findings of various studies from fighting disease to helping with weight loss. Sample some delicious, health promoting teas as you discover how to use tea for overall health benefits.

Denver Botanic Gardens – 1007 York Street, Denver

Cost: $308 member, $35 nonmembers

Sunday, August 17, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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Chai Workshop

Join us for a special workshop by Vandana, who is passionate about Masala Chai having grown up in New Dehli, India. She will teach us the traditional way to prepare this wonderful spiced beverage, and discuss the best spices and teas to use in preparing your own blend. Workshop includes a cup of tea and an Indian snack, mathri.

The House of Commons – 2401 15th Street, Denver

Cost: $15 per person

Thursday, August 21, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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You may also be interested in these Denver Tea Examiner articles:

MoonDance Botanicals introduces Ritual Tea, a monthly tea program

Chai-infused summer recipes from Savory Spice Shop

Denver mixologists turn tea into trendy cocktails

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