Organically Steph X Jiaren Cafe Collaboration: Herbal Tea Workshop 101

Class Description:

Our instructor, Stephanie Patterson, founder of Organically Steph, is a former professional chef with culinary experience in New York City kitchens and Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition student at University of the Pacific, School of Health Sciences. Her vision is to integrate nutrition and culinary skills to treat future patients as a Registered Dietitian.

Join the workshop to learn all about teas, support a small, local business and support women owned businesses!

During the workshop, we will cover different herb categories, such as roots/barks, leaves, flowers/petals, and culinary herbs. We will show examples of raw ingredients from each category, which you can smell and look at, and write down your thoughts/favorites. 

We will explain the benefits of herbs, including their preventative measures (supplying vitamins, minerals), their ability to support different purposes (immune support, digestion, stress, anxiety, skin health), and how they enhance flavors. Tea is like flavored water with added benefits, so why not incorporate it into your wellness strategy?

We will also dive into flavor profiles, including sour, pungent, salty, bitter, spicy, and sweet, and give some examples of herbs that fit into each category.

During the workshop, we will do a demonstration of different preparation methods, such as hot infusions, cold infusions, and overnight infusions. You will have the opportunity to taste test and write down what flavor profiles you are tasting. We will also cover the equipment you would need to get started, such as mason jars and different types of tea strainers.

We invite you to come with an open mind and any questions you may have. Whether you are a tea enthusiast or a beginner, this workshop is perfect for you. Let's discover the wonderful world of herbal teas together!