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HANDS-ON BAKING AND TEA TASTING WORKSHOPS

NB. Please note it is possible to book classes on a date of your choice so don't hesitate to contact me with your enquiry. 



AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

If you have a sweet tooth then this is definitely the workshop for you. This is your chance to learn Caroline's closely guarded recipes for the perfect Victoria sponge cake, tasty traditional scones, and crumbly melt-in-the-mouth shortbread. You will learn to perfect these recipes in the workshop, so you can then take them home and create these delicious treats for your very own afternoon tea party.

Caroline will teach you time-honoured baking techniques that are passed down from generation to generation. You will learn all the skills you need to get comfortable with your baking bowl and explore a whole new world of cake baking. It won't be long before you will be experimenting with new recipes such as delicious coffee and walnut fairy cakes, savoury cheese scones, and spicy winter biscuits! 

What's included? Hands-on baking workshop, ingredients, recipes, and a box full of your uneaten cakes, scones and shortbread to take home after the tea party. Please see the dates below. Because most of my visitors are from overseas, I offer this class in the morning and supplement everything you have baked with enough sandwiches so it doubles up as lunch. This then leaves you completely free for any afternoon and evening plans. 

A private workshop on a date of your choice can also be booked at any time.There is no minimum number of students, but the minimum charge is for two students.  Contact Caroline to book a private  Afternoon tea baking workshop.

The perfect gift: A private lesson for two people to attend the Afternoon Tea Baking workshop . Buy your special price Gift token here

£170 GIFT TOKEN: PRIVATE CLASS FOR TWO PEOPLE. - PRICE £170 AVAILABLE
Your gift token will be sent to you by post to present, along with instructions on how to book.


AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

If you have a sweet tooth then this is definitely the workshop for you. This is your chance to learn Caroline's closely guarded recipes for the perfect Victoria sponge cake, tasty traditional scones, and crumbly melt-in-the-mouth shortbread. You will learn to perfect these recipes in the workshop, so you can then take them home and create these delicious treats for your very own afternoon tea party.

Caroline will teach you time-honoured baking techniques that are passed down from generation to generation. You will learn all the skills you need to get comfortable with your baking bowl and explore a whole new world of cake baking. It won't be long before you will be experimenting with new recipes such as delicious coffee and walnut fairy cakes, savoury cheese scones, and spicy winter biscuits! 

What's included? Hands-on baking workshop, ingredients, recipes, and a box full of your uneaten cakes, scones and shortbread to take home after the tea party. Please see the dates below. Because most of my visitors are from overseas, I offer this class in the morning and supplement everything you have baked with enough sandwiches so it doubles up as lunch. This then leaves you completely free for any afternoon and evening plans. 

A private workshop on a date of your choice can also be booked at any time.There is no minimum number of students, but the minimum charge is for two students.  Contact Caroline to book a private  Afternoon tea baking workshop.

The perfect gift: A private lesson for two people to attend the Afternoon Tea Baking workshop . Buy your special price Gift token here

Thursday 21st January - 10.30am PRICE £85 AVAILABLE


AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

If you have a sweet tooth then this is definitely the workshop for you. This is your chance to learn Caroline's closely guarded recipes for the perfect Victoria sponge cake, tasty traditional scones, and crumbly melt-in-the-mouth shortbread. You will learn to perfect these recipes in the workshop, so you can then take them home and create these delicious treats for your very own afternoon tea party.

Caroline will teach you time-honoured baking techniques that are passed down from generation to generation. You will learn all the skills you need to get comfortable with your baking bowl and explore a whole new world of cake baking. It won't be long before you will be experimenting with new recipes such as delicious coffee and walnut fairy cakes, savoury cheese scones, and spicy winter biscuits! 

What's included? Hands-on baking workshop, ingredients, recipes, and a box full of your uneaten cakes, scones and shortbread to take home after the tea party. Please see the dates below. Because most of my visitors are from overseas, I offer this class in the morning and supplement everything you have baked with enough sandwiches so it doubles up as lunch. This then leaves you completely free for any afternoon and evening plans. 

A private workshop on a date of your choice can also be booked at any time.There is no minimum number of students, but the minimum charge is for two students.  Contact Caroline to book a private  Afternoon tea baking workshop.

The perfect gift: A private lesson for two people to attend the Afternoon Tea Baking workshop . Buy your special price Gift token here

Thursday 28th January - 10.30am PRICE £85 AVAILABLE


AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

If you have a sweet tooth then this is definitely the workshop for you. This is your chance to learn Caroline's closely guarded recipes for the perfect Victoria sponge cake, tasty traditional scones, and crumbly melt-in-the-mouth shortbread. You will learn to perfect these recipes in the workshop, so you can then take them home and create these delicious treats for your very own afternoon tea party.

Caroline will teach you time-honoured baking techniques that are passed down from generation to generation. You will learn all the skills you need to get comfortable with your baking bowl and explore a whole new world of cake baking. It won't be long before you will be experimenting with new recipes such as delicious coffee and walnut fairy cakes, savoury cheese scones, and spicy winter biscuits! 

What's included? Hands-on baking workshop, ingredients, recipes, and a box full of your uneaten cakes, scones and shortbread to take home after the tea party. Please see the dates below. Because most of my visitors are from overseas, I offer this class in the morning and supplement everything you have baked with enough sandwiches so it doubles up as lunch. This then leaves you completely free for any afternoon and evening plans. 

A private workshop on a date of your choice can also be booked at any time.There is no minimum number of students, but the minimum charge is for two students.  Contact Caroline to book a private  Afternoon tea baking workshop.

The perfect gift: A private lesson for two people to attend the Afternoon Tea Baking workshop . Buy your special price Gift token here

Thursday 4th February - 10.30am PRICE £85 AVAILABLE


AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

If you have a sweet tooth then this is definitely the workshop for you. This is your chance to learn Caroline's closely guarded recipes for the perfect Victoria sponge cake, tasty traditional scones, and crumbly melt-in-the-mouth shortbread. You will learn to perfect these recipes in the workshop, so you can then take them home and create these delicious treats for your very own afternoon tea party.

Caroline will teach you time-honoured baking techniques that are passed down from generation to generation. You will learn all the skills you need to get comfortable with your baking bowl and explore a whole new world of cake baking. It won't be long before you will be experimenting with new recipes such as delicious coffee and walnut fairy cakes, savoury cheese scones, and spicy winter biscuits! 

What's included? Hands-on baking workshop, ingredients, recipes, and a box full of your uneaten cakes, scones and shortbread to take home after the tea party. Please see the dates below. Because most of my visitors are from overseas, I offer this class in the morning and supplement everything you have baked with enough sandwiches so it doubles up as lunch. This then leaves you completely free for any afternoon and evening plans. 

A private workshop on a date of your choice can also be booked at any time.There is no minimum number of students, but the minimum charge is for two students.  Contact Caroline to book a private  Afternoon tea baking workshop.

The perfect gift: A private lesson for two people to attend the Afternoon Tea Baking workshop . Buy your special price Gift token here

Thursday 11th February - 10.30am PRICE £85 AVAILABLE


AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

If you have a sweet tooth then this is definitely the workshop for you. This is your chance to learn Caroline's closely guarded recipes for the perfect Victoria sponge cake, tasty traditional scones, and crumbly melt-in-the-mouth shortbread. You will learn to perfect these recipes in the workshop, so you can then take them home and create these delicious treats for your very own afternoon tea party.

Caroline will teach you time-honoured baking techniques that are passed down from generation to generation. You will learn all the skills you need to get comfortable with your baking bowl and explore a whole new world of cake baking. It won't be long before you will be experimenting with new recipes such as delicious coffee and walnut fairy cakes, savoury cheese scones, and spicy winter biscuits! 

What's included? Hands-on baking workshop, ingredients, recipes, and a box full of your uneaten cakes, scones and shortbread to take home after the tea party. Please see the dates below. Because most of my visitors are from overseas, I offer this class in the morning and supplement everything you have baked with enough sandwiches so it doubles up as lunch. This then leaves you completely free for any afternoon and evening plans. 

A private workshop on a date of your choice can also be booked at any time.There is no minimum number of students, but the minimum charge is for two students.  Contact Caroline to book a private  Afternoon tea baking workshop.

The perfect gift: A private lesson for two people to attend the Afternoon Tea Baking workshop . Buy your special price Gift token here

Thursday 18th February - 10.30am PRICE £85 AVAILABLE


AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

If you have a sweet tooth then this is definitely the workshop for you. This is your chance to learn Caroline's closely guarded recipes for the perfect Victoria sponge cake, tasty traditional scones, and crumbly melt-in-the-mouth shortbread. You will learn to perfect these recipes in the workshop, so you can then take them home and create these delicious treats for your very own afternoon tea party.

Caroline will teach you time-honoured baking techniques that are passed down from generation to generation. You will learn all the skills you need to get comfortable with your baking bowl and explore a whole new world of cake baking. It won't be long before you will be experimenting with new recipes such as delicious coffee and walnut fairy cakes, savoury cheese scones, and spicy winter biscuits! 

What's included? Hands-on baking workshop, ingredients, recipes, and a box full of your uneaten cakes, scones and shortbread to take home after the tea party. Please see the dates below. Because most of my visitors are from overseas, I offer this class in the morning and supplement everything you have baked with enough sandwiches so it doubles up as lunch. This then leaves you completely free for any afternoon and evening plans. 

A private workshop on a date of your choice can also be booked at any time.There is no minimum number of students, but the minimum charge is for two students.  Contact Caroline to book a private  Afternoon tea baking workshop.

The perfect gift: A private lesson for two people to attend the Afternoon Tea Baking workshop . Buy your special price Gift token here

Thursday 25th February - 10.30am PRICE £85 AVAILABLE


AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

If you have a sweet tooth then this is definitely the workshop for you. This is your chance to learn Caroline's closely guarded recipes for the perfect Victoria sponge cake, tasty traditional scones, and crumbly melt-in-the-mouth shortbread. You will learn to perfect these recipes in the workshop, so you can then take them home and create these delicious treats for your very own afternoon tea party.

Caroline will teach you time-honoured baking techniques that are passed down from generation to generation. You will learn all the skills you need to get comfortable with your baking bowl and explore a whole new world of cake baking. It won't be long before you will be experimenting with new recipes such as delicious coffee and walnut fairy cakes, savoury cheese scones, and spicy winter biscuits! 

What's included? Hands-on baking workshop, ingredients, recipes, and a box full of your uneaten cakes, scones and shortbread to take home after the tea party. Please see the dates below. Because most of my visitors are from overseas, I offer this class in the morning and supplement everything you have baked with enough sandwiches so it doubles up as lunch. This then leaves you completely free for any afternoon and evening plans. 

A private workshop on a date of your choice can also be booked at any time.There is no minimum number of students, but the minimum charge is for two students.  Contact Caroline to book a private  Afternoon tea baking workshop.

The perfect gift: A private lesson for two people to attend the Afternoon Tea Baking workshop . Buy your special price Gift token here

Thursday 3rd March - 10.30am PRICE £85 AVAILABLE


AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

If you have a sweet tooth then this is definitely the workshop for you. This is your chance to learn Caroline's closely guarded recipes for the perfect Victoria sponge cake, tasty traditional scones, and crumbly melt-in-the-mouth shortbread. You will learn to perfect these recipes in the workshop, so you can then take them home and create these delicious treats for your very own afternoon tea party.

Caroline will teach you time-honoured baking techniques that are passed down from generation to generation. You will learn all the skills you need to get comfortable with your baking bowl and explore a whole new world of cake baking. It won't be long before you will be experimenting with new recipes such as delicious coffee and walnut fairy cakes, savoury cheese scones, and spicy winter biscuits! 

What's included? Hands-on baking workshop, ingredients, recipes, and a box full of your uneaten cakes, scones and shortbread to take home after the tea party. Please see the dates below. Because most of my visitors are from overseas, I offer this class in the morning and supplement everything you have baked with enough sandwiches so it doubles up as lunch. This then leaves you completely free for any afternoon and evening plans. 

A private workshop on a date of your choice can also be booked at any time.There is no minimum number of students, but the minimum charge is for two students.  Contact Caroline to book a private  Afternoon tea baking workshop.

The perfect gift: A private lesson for two people to attend the Afternoon Tea Baking workshop . Buy your special price Gift token here

Thursday 10th March - 10.30am PRICE £85 AVAILABLE


AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

If you have a sweet tooth then this is definitely the workshop for you. This is your chance to learn Caroline's closely guarded recipes for the perfect Victoria sponge cake, tasty traditional scones, and crumbly melt-in-the-mouth shortbread. You will learn to perfect these recipes in the workshop, so you can then take them home and create these delicious treats for your very own afternoon tea party.

Caroline will teach you time-honoured baking techniques that are passed down from generation to generation. You will learn all the skills you need to get comfortable with your baking bowl and explore a whole new world of cake baking. It won't be long before you will be experimenting with new recipes such as delicious coffee and walnut fairy cakes, savoury cheese scones, and spicy winter biscuits! 

What's included? Hands-on baking workshop, ingredients, recipes, and a box full of your uneaten cakes, scones and shortbread to take home after the tea party. Please see the dates below. Because most of my visitors are from overseas, I offer this class in the morning and supplement everything you have baked with enough sandwiches so it doubles up as lunch. This then leaves you completely free for any afternoon and evening plans. 

A private workshop on a date of your choice can also be booked at any time.There is no minimum number of students, but the minimum charge is for two students.  Contact Caroline to book a private  Afternoon tea baking workshop.

The perfect gift: A private lesson for two people to attend the Afternoon Tea Baking workshop . Buy your special price Gift token here

Thursday 17th March - 10.30am PRICE £85 AVAILABLE


AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

If you have a sweet tooth then this is definitely the workshop for you. This is your chance to learn Caroline's closely guarded recipes for the perfect Victoria sponge cake, tasty traditional scones, and crumbly melt-in-the-mouth shortbread. You will learn to perfect these recipes in the workshop, so you can then take them home and create these delicious treats for your very own afternoon tea party.

Caroline will teach you time-honoured baking techniques that are passed down from generation to generation. You will learn all the skills you need to get comfortable with your baking bowl and explore a whole new world of cake baking. It won't be long before you will be experimenting with new recipes such as delicious coffee and walnut fairy cakes, savoury cheese scones, and spicy winter biscuits! 

What's included? Hands-on baking workshop, ingredients, recipes, and a box full of your uneaten cakes, scones and shortbread to take home after the tea party. Please see the dates below. Because most of my visitors are from overseas, I offer this class in the morning and supplement everything you have baked with enough sandwiches so it doubles up as lunch. This then leaves you completely free for any afternoon and evening plans. 

A private workshop on a date of your choice can also be booked at any time.There is no minimum number of students, but the minimum charge is for two students.  Contact Caroline to book a private  Afternoon tea baking workshop.

The perfect gift: A private lesson for two people to attend the Afternoon Tea Baking workshop . Buy your special price Gift token here

Thursday 24th March - 10.30am PRICE £85 AVAILABLE


AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

AFTERNOON TEA BAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

If you have a sweet tooth then this is definitely the workshop for you. This is your chance to learn Caroline's closely guarded recipes for the perfect Victoria sponge cake, tasty traditional scones, and crumbly melt-in-the-mouth shortbread. You will learn to perfect these recipes in the workshop, so you can then take them home and create these delicious treats for your very own afternoon tea party.

Caroline will teach you time-honoured baking techniques that are passed down from generation to generation. You will learn all the skills you need to get comfortable with your baking bowl and explore a whole new world of cake baking. It won't be long before you will be experimenting with new recipes such as delicious coffee and walnut fairy cakes, savoury cheese scones, and spicy winter biscuits! 

What's included? Hands-on baking workshop, ingredients, recipes, and a box full of your uneaten cakes, scones and shortbread to take home after the tea party. Please see the dates below. Because most of my visitors are from overseas, I offer this class in the morning and supplement everything you have baked with enough sandwiches so it doubles up as lunch. This then leaves you completely free for any afternoon and evening plans. 

A private workshop on a date of your choice can also be booked at any time.There is no minimum number of students, but the minimum charge is for two students.  Contact Caroline to book a private  Afternoon tea baking workshop.

The perfect gift: A private lesson for two people to attend the Afternoon Tea Baking workshop . Buy your special price Gift token here

Thursday 31st March - 10.30am PRICE £85 AVAILABLE


TUTORED TEA TASTING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

TUTORED TEA TASTING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

Tea is as varied and complex to taste as wine. There are so many different varieties of tea that you will always be able to find something to suit your palate. This practical workshop aims to demystify tea  by showing you how to 'taste' tea and confidently identify many different types of black and green tea by their look, smell and taste.

This relaxed and informal tutored tea tasting will give you the opportunity to taste and examine  at least twenty different teas and compare the differences between origin and blended tea; learn to identify depth of flavour, the 'briskness',  and the creaminess or astringency. Caroline will also cover the brewing basics such as correct water temperature, water quality, and brewing times.

Workshop Prices and Dates: Private workshops can be booked at any time. £50 per person. There is no minimum number of students, however the minimum fee is £200.  Contact Caroline to book a private tutored tea tasting  workshop. The cost includes the tutored tea tasting, course notes, samples to take home and warm scones with clotted cream at the end of the tasting.

Caroline is also offering tea tasting classes and talks at City Lit. Please see the dates at www.citylit.ac.uk

Private workshop for 4: send email to book a date - PRICE £200 AVAILABLE


TUTORED TEA TASTING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

TUTORED TEA TASTING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

Tea is as varied and complex to taste as wine. There are so many different varieties of tea that you will always be able to find something to suit your palate. This practical workshop aims to demystify tea  by showing you how to 'taste' tea and confidently identify many different types of black and green tea by their look, smell and taste.

This relaxed and informal tutored tea tasting will give you the opportunity to taste and examine  at least twenty different teas and compare the differences between origin and blended tea; learn to identify depth of flavour, the 'briskness',  and the creaminess or astringency. Caroline will also cover the brewing basics such as correct water temperature, water quality, and brewing times.

Workshop Prices and Dates: Private workshops can be booked at any time. £50 per person. There is no minimum number of students, however the minimum fee is £200.  Contact Caroline to book a private tutored tea tasting  workshop. The cost includes the tutored tea tasting, course notes, samples to take home and warm scones with clotted cream at the end of the tasting.

Caroline is also offering tea tasting classes and talks at City Lit. Please see the dates at www.citylit.ac.uk

Charge for additional person for private class - PRICE £50 AVAILABLE


AFTERNOON TEA WORKSHOP: THREE DAYS

AFTERNOON TEA WORKSHOP: THREE DAYS

This is the perfect workshop for those wanting to really explore all aspects of traditional English tea time. The workshop will lead you through the basics of tea tasting, traditional baking and tea party presentation, through to understanding the social complexities of English tea time and the history of afternoon tea.

Each class is approximately half a day and the full workshop has been designed to run over three consecutive days; however if you are in London on a short visit or wish to shorten or lengthen the course length then please contact Caroline to arrange a more personalised schedule.

Day One Morning: The art of making and tasting tea. 
The morning starts at Caroline's home in Notting Hill where you meet your fellow students.  This class is all about tea tasting and how to brew the perfect tea. You will have the opportunity to taste and examine at least 20 different teas and compare the differences between origin and blended tea; learning to identify depth of flavour, the 'briskness', and the creaminess or astringency of the tea liquor. Caroline will cover all the brewing basics such as correct water temperature, water quality and brewing times. By the end of this workshop you will have a thorough practical understanding of tea, and you should be able to confidently identify many different types of black and green teas by their look, smell and taste.

Day One Afternoon: The history of English tea drinking.
This tour takes place at the famous Victoria & Albert Museum to learn about the history of afternoon tea.  We shall then tour the British Galleries where we shall see the effects of tea and 'chinoiserie' on British culture. You will learn about the journey of tea from its origins in the Far East to its arrival in Europe, and how the manners and customs of English tea drinking have been transposed to tea the meal and into the afternoon tea that is now served in London's famous hotels.  By the end of the talk you will have a good knowledge of English tea history, and will understand how this has shaped English culture through the ages and influenced the modern custom of 'taking tea'. 

Day Two Morning: Traditional baking for afternoon tea. 
Time to start baking (and tasting)! You will learn all of the skills you need to make and bake delicious cakes for a traditional English tea party. Caroline will share her secret recipes for the perfect Victoria Sponge cake, tasty traditional scones, and crumbly melt-in-the-mouth shortbread. You will also learn other skills and techniques that will allow you to make almost anything , from coffee and walnut fairy cakes to spicy winter biscuits.  By the end of this workshop you will have at least three delicious recipes that you can use for your own afternoon tea party, and all the skills you need to master recipes for other delicious treats.

Day Two Afternoon:  How to host the perfect tea party.
Caroline really believes that afternoon tea should fun. This class is dedicated to learning how host the perfect tea party, and how to be a relaxed and confident hostess. You will learn some great tips on how to prepare and store food beforehand, those all-important dos and don'ts, and what your role as a hostess really encapsulates. Finally we shall relax and enjoy a tea party that you have created together, from preparing the sandwiches in advance to presenting your cakes on the tea table.  By the end of this workshop you will be able to confidently host your very own afternoon tea party, understand tea party etiquette, and learn to enjoy your own tea party as much as your guests will. 

Day Three: Experience tea buying and afternoon tea in modern London.
The final day of the course takes us through the streets of modern London to see tea culture in context. We shall make our way to the West End to visit some of London's best tea merchants including Twinings at the Strand, Higgins in Duke Street, Postcard Teas, Fortnum & Mason and Waitrose (under John Lewis in Oxford Street). This is also the perfect chance to buy gifts or treat yourself to a special tea. The course ends with a deluxe champagne afternoon tea (doubling up as a late lunch) at a 5 star plus hotel in London such as Browns, The Savoy or Claridges.

Dates:  Private workshops can be booked at any time. There is no minimum number of students (however the minimum fee is £660 if a single student).  Contact Caroline to book your bespoke advanced workshop.

Workshop Prices on Scheduled Dates:   The course costs £560 per person and includes all course notes, recipes, ingredients, tuition, samples, afternoon tea or lunch on each day and light refreshments every day. The course is for a maximum of 8 students.  You can join one of the scheduled advanced tea time workshops on the following dates:

Wed 20th to Fri 22nd January - PRICE £560 FULL


AFTERNOON TEA WORKSHOP: THREE DAYS

AFTERNOON TEA WORKSHOP: THREE DAYS

This is the perfect workshop for those wanting to really explore all aspects of traditional English tea time. The workshop will lead you through the basics of tea tasting, traditional baking and tea party presentation, through to understanding the social complexities of English tea time and the history of afternoon tea.

Each class is approximately half a day and the full workshop has been designed to run over three consecutive days; however if you are in London on a short visit or wish to shorten or lengthen the course length then please contact Caroline to arrange a more personalised schedule.

Day One Morning: The art of making and tasting tea. 
The morning starts at Caroline's home in Notting Hill where you meet your fellow students.  This class is all about tea tasting and how to brew the perfect tea. You will have the opportunity to taste and examine at least 20 different teas and compare the differences between origin and blended tea; learning to identify depth of flavour, the 'briskness', and the creaminess or astringency of the tea liquor. Caroline will cover all the brewing basics such as correct water temperature, water quality and brewing times. By the end of this workshop you will have a thorough practical understanding of tea, and you should be able to confidently identify many different types of black and green teas by their look, smell and taste.

Day One Afternoon: The history of English tea drinking.
This tour takes place at the famous Victoria & Albert Museum to learn about the history of afternoon tea.  We shall then tour the British Galleries where we shall see the effects of tea and 'chinoiserie' on British culture. You will learn about the journey of tea from its origins in the Far East to its arrival in Europe, and how the manners and customs of English tea drinking have been transposed to tea the meal and into the afternoon tea that is now served in London's famous hotels.  By the end of the talk you will have a good knowledge of English tea history, and will understand how this has shaped English culture through the ages and influenced the modern custom of 'taking tea'. 

Day Two Morning: Traditional baking for afternoon tea. 
Time to start baking (and tasting)! You will learn all of the skills you need to make and bake delicious cakes for a traditional English tea party. Caroline will share her secret recipes for the perfect Victoria Sponge cake, tasty traditional scones, and crumbly melt-in-the-mouth shortbread. You will also learn other skills and techniques that will allow you to make almost anything , from coffee and walnut fairy cakes to spicy winter biscuits.  By the end of this workshop you will have at least three delicious recipes that you can use for your own afternoon tea party, and all the skills you need to master recipes for other delicious treats.

Day Two Afternoon:  How to host the perfect tea party.
Caroline really believes that afternoon tea should fun. This class is dedicated to learning how host the perfect tea party, and how to be a relaxed and confident hostess. You will learn some great tips on how to prepare and store food beforehand, those all-important dos and don'ts, and what your role as a hostess really encapsulates. Finally we shall relax and enjoy a tea party that you have created together, from preparing the sandwiches in advance to presenting your cakes on the tea table.  By the end of this workshop you will be able to confidently host your very own afternoon tea party, understand tea party etiquette, and learn to enjoy your own tea party as much as your guests will. 

Day Three: Experience tea buying and afternoon tea in modern London.
The final day of the course takes us through the streets of modern London to see tea culture in context. We shall make our way to the West End to visit some of London's best tea merchants including Twinings at the Strand, Higgins in Duke Street, Postcard Teas, Fortnum & Mason and Waitrose (under John Lewis in Oxford Street). This is also the perfect chance to buy gifts or treat yourself to a special tea. The course ends with a deluxe champagne afternoon tea (doubling up as a late lunch) at a 5 star plus hotel in London such as Browns, The Savoy or Claridges.

Dates:  Private workshops can be booked at any time. There is no minimum number of students (however the minimum fee is £660 if a single student).  Contact Caroline to book your bespoke advanced workshop.

Workshop Prices on Scheduled Dates:   The course costs £560 per person and includes all course notes, recipes, ingredients, tuition, samples, afternoon tea or lunch on each day and light refreshments every day. The course is for a maximum of 8 students.  You can join one of the scheduled advanced tea time workshops on the following dates:

Wed 27th to Fri 29th April - PRICE £560 FULL


PARISIAN STYLE MACARON MAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

PARISIAN STYLE MACARON MAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

These beautiful delicacies are a familiar sight in the windows of fashionable French patisseries, and yet few know just how difficult they are to make. This practical workshop is dedicated to one of the most temperamental teatime treats, teaching you expert techniques and learning recipes for a selection of perfect Parisian-style macarons for your afternoon tea party.

One of the challenges when making Parisian-style macarons is that meringue (even a nut meringue) has  a mind of its own. Caroline will guide you through her recipe and method to consistently achieving that classic smooth-topped shell and characteristic 'foot' without any cracking. With a disciplined method and a few handy tips, you can make sure your macarons turn out the same size every time.

You will learn how to make two or three different favoured macaron shells, giving your selection a wonderful dash of colour. Then you can be as adventurous as you like with the fillings, making anything from tangy orange buttercream, smooth Sicilian lemon, or dark chocolate ganache. Caroline will show you some classic combinations and leaves the rest to your imagination!

What's included?  Hands-on baking workshop, ingredients, recipes and tips, and a box full of your own macarons to take home.

A Private workshop can be booked at any time. There is no minimum number of students, but the minimum charge is for two students.    Contact Caroline to book a private Parisian Macaron Making Workshop

The perfect gift: A private lesson for two people to learn how to make Parisian style Macarons in a domestic setting. Buy your special price Gift token here.

- PRICE £79 EMPTY


PARISIAN STYLE MACARON MAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

PARISIAN STYLE MACARON MAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

These beautiful delicacies are a familiar sight in the windows of fashionable French patisseries, and yet few know just how difficult they are to make. This practical workshop is dedicated to one of the most temperamental teatime treats, teaching you expert techniques and learning recipes for a selection of perfect Parisian-style macarons for your afternoon tea party.

One of the challenges when making Parisian-style macarons is that meringue (even a nut meringue) has  a mind of its own. Caroline will guide you through her recipe and method to consistently achieving that classic smooth-topped shell and characteristic 'foot' without any cracking. With a disciplined method and a few handy tips, you can make sure your macarons turn out the same size every time.

You will learn how to make two or three different favoured macaron shells, giving your selection a wonderful dash of colour. Then you can be as adventurous as you like with the fillings, making anything from tangy orange buttercream, smooth Sicilian lemon, or dark chocolate ganache. Caroline will show you some classic combinations and leaves the rest to your imagination!

What's included?  Hands-on baking workshop, ingredients, recipes and tips, and a box full of your own macarons to take home.

A Private workshop can be booked at any time. There is no minimum number of students, but the minimum charge is for two students.    Contact Caroline to book a private Parisian Macaron Making Workshop

The perfect gift: A private lesson for two people to learn how to make Parisian style Macarons in a domestic setting. Buy your special price Gift token here.

£170 GIFT TOKEN: PRIVATE CLASS FOR TWO PEOPLE. - PRICE £170 AVAILABLE
Your gift token will be sent to you by post to present, along with instructions on how to book.


PARISIAN STYLE MACARON MAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

PARISIAN STYLE MACARON MAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

These beautiful delicacies are a familiar sight in the windows of fashionable French patisseries, and yet few know just how difficult they are to make. This practical workshop is dedicated to one of the most temperamental teatime treats, teaching you expert techniques and learning recipes for a selection of perfect Parisian-style macarons for your afternoon tea party.

One of the challenges when making Parisian-style macarons is that meringue (even a nut meringue) has  a mind of its own. Caroline will guide you through her recipe and method to consistently achieving that classic smooth-topped shell and characteristic 'foot' without any cracking. With a disciplined method and a few handy tips, you can make sure your macarons turn out the same size every time.

You will learn how to make two or three different favoured macaron shells, giving your selection a wonderful dash of colour. Then you can be as adventurous as you like with the fillings, making anything from tangy orange buttercream, smooth Sicilian lemon, or dark chocolate ganache. Caroline will show you some classic combinations and leaves the rest to your imagination!

What's included?  Hands-on baking workshop, ingredients, recipes and tips, and a box full of your own macarons to take home.

A Private workshop can be booked at any time. There is no minimum number of students, but the minimum charge is for two students.    Contact Caroline to book a private Parisian Macaron Making Workshop

The perfect gift: A private lesson for two people to learn how to make Parisian style Macarons in a domestic setting. Buy your special price Gift token here.

Wednesday 10th February - 10.30am PRICE £85 AVAILABLE


PARISIAN STYLE MACARON MAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

PARISIAN STYLE MACARON MAKING WORKSHOP: HALF DAY

These beautiful delicacies are a familiar sight in the windows of fashionable French patisseries, and yet few know just how difficult they are to make. This practical workshop is dedicated to one of the most temperamental teatime treats, teaching you expert techniques and learning recipes for a selection of perfect Parisian-style macarons for your afternoon tea party.

One of the challenges when making Parisian-style macarons is that meringue (even a nut meringue) has  a mind of its own. Caroline will guide you through her recipe and method to consistently achieving that classic smooth-topped shell and characteristic 'foot' without any cracking. With a disciplined method and a few handy tips, you can make sure your macarons turn out the same size every time.

You will learn how to make two or three different favoured macaron shells, giving your selection a wonderful dash of colour. Then you can be as adventurous as you like with the fillings, making anything from tangy orange buttercream, smooth Sicilian lemon, or dark chocolate ganache. Caroline will show you some classic combinations and leaves the rest to your imagination!

What's included?  Hands-on baking workshop, ingredients, recipes and tips, and a box full of your own macarons to take home.

A Private workshop can be booked at any time. There is no minimum number of students, but the minimum charge is for two students.    Contact Caroline to book a private Parisian Macaron Making Workshop

The perfect gift: A private lesson for two people to learn how to make Parisian style Macarons in a domestic setting. Buy your special price Gift token here.

Wednesday 23rd March - 10.30am PRICE £85 AVAILABLE

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