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Tea events around Denver: February 2014

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Below are some tea-related events happening in and around Denver, Colo., during the month of February 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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Historic 15th Street Walking Tour and House of Commons Tea

Stretch your legs and your imagination with a walking tour of one of Denver's oldest – and now trendiest – streets. See how this area has transformed from forgotten territory back into a walkable neighborhood. Afterward, warm up with some tea! Lancashire lass Jessica Avery will be our hostess at this very British, and very good, tea shoppe. Enjoy aromatic teas and English delectables while Avery tells how she ended up brewing on the banks of the Platte. Reservations required. Call 303-866-2394 to reserve your spot.

Hosted by Byers-Evans House Museum – Tour starts near 15th and Platte Streets

Cost: $42 member, $52 nonmembers

Friday, February 7, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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Home Made Beverages: Love Potion Port

Home made always tastes better whether it is a tea blend, soft drink, lemonade, hot cocoa, or fermented adult beverage. Learn how to make your favorites for pennies on the dollar.

Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum – 620 Soda Creek Road, Evergreen

Cost: $15, members $12

Saturday, February 8, 2:00 p.m.

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Afternoon Tea 101

Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy tea like the ladies of Downton Abbey? Attend our tea class and learn the basics of tea hosting, etiquette, and preparation. Our Edwardian tea experts will provide you with hands-on training and an informative tea booklet so you can host your own afternoon tea worthy of the Dowager Countess. The event will last 1 hour and 15 minutes and includes an admission pass to the Museum. Suitable for ages 12 and up.

Molly Brown House Museum – 1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver

Cost: $15/person

Saturday, February 8, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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Valentine's Day Tea and Museum Tour

Bring your loved ones to the Byers-Evans House Museum for our annual Valentine’s Day tea and tour. Your afternoon will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a tour of the historic Evans home, which has been beautifully restored to the 1912-1924 period. After your tour, you will sit down to a tea featuring scones, sandwiches, fresh fruit, and dessert. Reservations required; space is limited.

Byers-Evans House Museum – 1310 Bannock Street, Denver

Cost: $25 adults, $20 members, $18 children under 12

Saturday, February 8, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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Cheese, Jam, and Tea Tasting

Join us for this unique event which will feature the talents and products of Modern Gingham Preserves and Zanitea. Attendees will have the opportunity to try hand selected artisan cheeses paired with small batch Preserves from Modern Gingham and high quality teas from Zanitea*.

Bin 1884 Cheese Bar – 1884 S. Pearl St., Denver

Cost: $30 per person

Tuesday, February 11, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

*Disclaimer: The author of this article owns Zanitea.

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Annual Valentine's Day Dinner

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in one of the most romantic settings in Boulder with a four course prix fixe menu at The Teahouse. In addition to our prix fixe menu, we will also be offering a limited selection from our regular menu. Reservations are recommended. Contact us at 303-442-4993.

The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse – 1770 13th Street, Boulder

Cost: $45 per guest, includes a glass of sparkling wine or a pot of house tea

Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16 between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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Victorian Tea

Enjoy a relaxing and unique tea experience and with scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts which are artfully prepared for you,served by Four Mile Volunteers in full Victorian-era costume. A special presentation by Victoriana Jewelry will help us uncover the meanings behind Victorian love tokens and jewelry. Advance payment is required by Thursday, February 13 at 4:00 p.m. Purchase tickets online or by calling 720-865-0815.

Four Mile Historic Park – 715 S. Forest Street, Denver

Cost: $30 non-members, $25 FMHP members

Saturday, February 15, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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Sweetheart Teddy Bear Tea

Delight in a special Teddy Bear Tea party with all the trimmings and warm your little one’s heart with a special outing together! This is a great way for grandparents, parents, an aunt or uncle to create fond memories with a special someone! Remember, bring a camera to capture the moments. After tea, enjoy the fun-filled music and dancing with our very own HRCA DJ. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. No children under 2 please.

Southridge Recreation Center – 4800 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch

Cost: $11 in advance, $15 day of event

Saturday, February 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Legend of the Black Dragon - Chinese Oolong

Oolong teas—the most consumed variety of tea worldwide, the least-known tea in the United States. Oolong teas are always smooth, never tannic, and range from the dark and rich Da Hong Pao to the light and floral Ti Kuan Yin. Taste oolongs and learn about the stories—where does Monkey Picked Oolong come from?

iN-TEA – 2440 W. Main St., Littleton

Cost: $15

Sunday, February 23, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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