Spring Tea Tastings Announced!
See Seminars page for New Schedule
Educating Tea Palates through Focused Tea Tastings with
Single Origin and Premium Blended Teas
Our teas are also available at select restaurants
and for retail sale
|what diversity in teas from around the globe!
Need a Gift Idea?
Request a Gift Certificate for a Future Seminar!
Contact Chef Laurie Bell to arrange a Tea Tasting Seminar
or to be added to the email list for future seminar announcements
Enjoy Great Falls Tea Garden's Delicious Blends all year long for take home
as Iced Tea, Hot Tea or as a Recipe Ingredient
The General Store
at Historic Colvin Run Mill
10017 Colvin Run Road
Great Falls, VA 22066
Visit the General Store at Colvin Run Mill to also purchase tea cups and mugs personalized for this historic local landmark. While you're there, pick up some whole wheat flour, grits, and cornmeal, stone ground right there at the working Mill, to prepare some of the recipes on our TEA-rific Recipes page!
Historic Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Road,Great Falls, VA 22066 703-759-2771
Open Thursday through Sunday, 11am-4pm, Tours available!
A selection of retail teas for purchase also available at
Lobby Mart and Cafe June - addresses below
|Some Recent Participant Reviews
"Your seminar on the Teas of India was wonderful! The information was presented in a welcoming and easy to understand way that has hooked me on tea. I look forward to attending many more."
"That's the best turnout we've had at a monthly program in years. You did a wonderful job - your presentation was a nice balance of fact, personal history and anecdotes! Lots of fun delicious teas..."
"Your classes are always such a delight and are so informative... you make people feel so welcome..."
"Thank you so much for making the Tea Tasting for our ladies group such a success. I have had excellent feedback..."
"We really enjoyed the seminar last weekend. You certainly delivered in terms of the teaching and tea offerings."
Want to hear a preview about premium teas? Listen to Laurie Bell's appearance on the Kojo Nnamdi Radio Show on WAMU radio's "Food Wednesday" segment!
Click here and begin the 35 minute segment called "Tea Time" at the 18 minute point on the time graph, or scroll down the page to see some recipes and read the transcript
Serving a selection of Great Falls Tea Garden premium loose leaf teas!!
in the heart of the West End
2275 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
at the corner of 23rd and L Streets
501 3rd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Little Beast Cafe & Bistro
5600 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20015
12100 Sunset Hills Drive Suite R6
Reston, VA 20190
Middleburg Common Grounds
114 West Washington Street
Middleburg, VA 20117
4327 Gallatin Street
Hyattsville, MD 20781
8200 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
10039 Baltimore National Pike Suite E
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Why Focused Tea Tastings?
Welcome to the world of single origin, artisan, and premium loose leaf teas, sourced from tea gardens around the globe.
Not only is tea a healthy beverage, filled with antioxidants, but the vast variety of styles and flavors make it the most consumed beverage in the world after water.
Remember when wine consumed in America tended to be labeled red or white “jug” wine and coffee was purchased at the grocery store, in one basic flavor, already ground, in those round metal cans?
How far we have come in our knowledge and appreciation of those two beverages. Americans are now familiar with the many regions and countries that harvest grapes and coffee beans and how the various processing methods can produce different styles and tastes. How the "terroir" in a growing area gives a uniqueness to whatever is harvested there.
Now it is tea’s turn. With less caffeine per cup than coffee and no alcohol like wine, but with all those flavonols and catechins, premium tea is a healthy, varied, and most of all, flavorful, beverage. Come taste what you've been missing....
And remember - at these tastings, you can drink and STILL drive!
Drink the best. You deserve it.