2014 – Calendar


Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – Cultivate your love and appreciation of the world’s favorite drink with us at Spice Merchants, Laguna Beach…Tea 101 Class... taste beautiful teas, learn their origin, and learn how to make a great cup of tea through various preparation styles.  Call Spice Merchants to reserve your spot, class size is limited.  Book signing after class.

Phone: Spice Merchants @ 949 715-9600 

Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.           Cost:  $20


Tuesday, July 18, 2014 – Private Iced Tea Tasting and Tasting –  San Juan Capistrano

Saturday Night – May 31, 2014 – Spice Merchants, 311 Ocean Blvd., Laguna Beach

Tea 101 with tea tasting…includes a copy of the book, Tea With Betty: A Tea Manual, Menu Planner, Cookbook.  Meet the author and book signing.  Learn the fundamentals of teas and tea making.  Taste several teas paired with the perfect food bites.  Space is limited.

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $55   Register by calling Paul at Spice Merchants, Laguna Beach at 949715-9600 or email Paul at

2013 Past Events…

TEA EDUCATION AND FOOD PAIRING … Linda Thomas Jones and Chef Katie Averill (chef, owner of Eat Street Culinary).

  • Hands-On Cooking and Tea making Class at Eat Street CulinarySaturday, September 21, 2013  from noon- 3 p.m.Learn what tea is (and isn’t) –  major types of teas, brewing methods and the importance of using quality ingredients, starting with the water you use.Chef Katie Averill will then instruct on the cooking side of things.  We will bake, cook, tea pair and sit down for our Afternoon Tea at the appropriate hour at the end of class.    Recipes will be from Tea With Betty book …each student will go home with fresh baked mini quiches, savory and sweet scones, lemon curd and more…plus teas to try from Mighty Leaf Teas.   Class size is limited to 12.   Register at Eat Street Culinary site. SOLD OUT!!
  • Tea Tasting with food pairing at Goin Native Gardens May 10, 2013 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.                                                                                                     Five teas paired with a three course menu of petite bites – quick bread  and tea making demonstration
  • Tea Tasting with food pairing at Goin Native Gardens May 11, 2013 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. SOLD OUT!!!