What’s a Tisane? Come and find out in a fun, active, engaging learning experience for the whole family.
Many of the beverages which are called “tea” are actually not tea. Herbal teas, also called Tisanes (a French word for “herbal infusion”), are usually dried flowers, fruits or herbs steeped in boiling water (no actual tea leaves are included). Virtually any flower, fruit or herb that can be steeped in water and ingested can become a tisane. This class will use ingredients that are growing wild in your backyard and along hiking trails.
This class will begin with a short hike in Mill Hollow Works’ backyard, Glover’s Ledge. Guided by instructor Sandy Littell, students will forage for flowers, herbs, seeds, bark, roots and plants. We’ll then return to the shop’s kitchen to taste, and prepare, a variety of tisanes. Students should come prepared with appropriate footwear and a small basket. Lidded jars will be provided for students to take home their tisanes. Saturday Sept 30th, 2-4:30pm, $40 for individuals, $60 for families (family price includes registration for 2 adults). Children under 18 free.