Tea Blending Class

Learn how to make your own custom tea blend



75 mins Class size 1 to 4

label $62 - $65 (or 4 payments of $15.50 - $16.25 Afterpay)
($65 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $62 for 2+ guests)


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  • If you're fully COVID-19 vaccinated, you can attend this class anytime
  • If you're not fully COVID-19 vaccinated, you'll need to wait for the government to announce the re-opening date for unvaccinated people

The first part of the class involves a full tea tasting exploring different types of teas and herbal blends. We'll talk a little about tea, where it comes from, how it's grown and about tea in Australia.

Then we launch into hands-on tea blending! You will use about 40 different botanicals (herbs, roots, seeds, barks etc.) combined with an appropriate tea or tisane base to form your own unique formula. Many of the botanicals are from Australia and have a long and interesting history of Indigenous use (e.g. lemon myrtle, wattle seeds, pepper berries, aniseed myrtle, dorigio pepper).

Your qualified tea expert will be there to answer all of your questions and help guide you to make a great tea blend that you'll love to drink. When you are all done you'll leave the class with your own unique tea blend in a beautiful glass amber jar for keepsake and storage.

Our formal class time is 1hr with 15 additional mins at the end to allow you to wrap up/browse teas or ask any further questions.

The extras include a gift wrapped take-home tea gift box (check out the photos on our listing):
The small gift box includes 2 of our most popular tea canisters (Brunswick Breakfast and Coconut Mint) together with a fine-mesh stainless steel strainer. This gift box is $38 on our website but being offered for $34 to our blending students.
The large gift box includes 3 of our most popular tea canisters (Brunswick Breakfast, Coconut Mint and Lemon Myrtle and Ginger) together with a small glass teapot. This gift box is $69 on our website but being offered for $64 to our blending students.


Add-ons available for this class
  • Take Home Tea Gift Box Small ($34)
  • Take Home Tea Gift Box Large ($64)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
Their own unique tea blend at the end of the class in a glass amber jar.
 

Impala + Peacock adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

Location

The Botanical Store - 70 High Street, Northcote VIC

Your teacher
Impala + Peacock
Impala + Peacock

5.0 (25)
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My name is Ruan and I grew up drinking Rooibos tisanes from birth (in my baby bottle). My passion and love for tea has only grown with time. In 2014, I co-founded Impala + Peacock, an artisan tea blending business based in Melbourne, and since its inception has have been involved in brewing, blending and cupping teas daily, in the pursuit of amazing tea and tisane creations. I also held the title of Australian Blind Tea Tasting Champion in 2018 representing Australia on the world stage in China for blind tea tasting. In 2017 I won the Australian Tea Brewing Championships.
I've traveled to China, Japan, Sri Lanka and India searching out the best teas in the world and feel honored to share these amazing teas and history with my tea blending guests

Verified reviews

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Tj Carroll Nov 2021


We used Ruan and co for a large event, the format worked really well and guests came away with tea blending knowledge a jar of their own brew. The set up and equipment was very professional, and Ruan and his team very accommodating. I would totally book this activity again and highly recommend it to others.

Hafiz Syam Jul 2021


Ruan was an amazing instructor that has the charisma to keep the class interesting. His knowledge for tea is deep and is evident by the way he conducts his classes. I recommend his class to anyone that enjoys drinking tea!

Lucy McPhate Jul 2021


Fantastic class, took place in beautiful surroundings in Northcote, delicious tea and entertaining and knowledgeable facilitator!

William McKenzie Jul 2021


Great teacher Ruan, with a real passion for tea, had a wonderful way of sharing his knowledge of tea in an upbeat, energetic and engaging manner. Really helped me expand my knowledge and try new and interesting flavours. Would definitely recommend for tea lovers or anyone new to tea and wanting to learn more.

Crystal Mavroyeni Jul 2021


Ruan was absolutely brilliant, knowledgeable, had a personality! Frankly my sisters and I were not in the mood on the day, however when we go there, we were greeted by a friendly Ruan who changed our mood straight away.
To top if off, the tea experience was really interesting, we learnt a plethora of things we didn't know. We even got to walk away with our own blend of tea.
Highly recommend, great activity to do!

Karen Boucher Jun 2021


Teacher was lovely. Fascinating to learn about Tea and all the interesting anecdotes Ruan has.

Tea Blending Class review by Karen Boucher Sydney

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Kel Annie Jun 2021


We had lots of fun and learnt so much. Highly recommend to anyone who loves tea!

Aaron Tan May 2021


Ruan was an amazing teacher and ran the class really well!

Very fun and highly recommended for both tea lovers and people wanting to do something a little different.

Patty Pardillo May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Bloody awesome session and a MUST for all those who love their cup of tea Ruan was brilliant also and I could’ve talked and listened to him forever about tea - he is so knowledgeable and creating our own blend was just one of the many highlights Everyone reading this must book this experience in NOW Joe

Tea Blending Class review by Patty Pardillo

Natalie King May 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Ruan was a wonderful teacher. His passion and knowledge of tea was amazing. Thank you for such a great day and helping us make our own custom tea blends!

Angie Ha May 2021


Impala & Peacock provides an absolutely amazing and unique tea blending experience for tea enthusiasts and those looking to venture into the world of tea. Ruan creates a stimulating yet calming experience as he takes you through a tea journey, teaching you about the origins, stories and flavour components of tea.

The process of creating your own tea blend is delightful as it is very hands-on, and you are able to walk around and smell each beautifully selected ingredient component. This portion of the class itself was such a therapeutic experience. High-quality materials are provided for your tea blend, and you receive a lovely jar to bring it home in.

I took my mother to this Impala & Peacock class for Mother's Day and would recommend it to anyone looking for a memorable experience and a pocket of calm. Thank you to Ruan for sharing your stories and knowledge with us!

Tea Blending Class review by Angie Ha

Brooke Scarlett May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Thoroughly enjoyed the Tea blending class run by Impala & Peacock! Ruan was a fantastic teacher and extremely knowledgeable in the world of tea. I came home with my own beautiful blend of tea in a pretty amber jar, great activity to do with my girlfriends ❤️

Tea Blending Class review by Brooke Scarlett

Danielle Dias Apr 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Teacher was awesome, a tea enthusiast who definitely knew his stuff. Loved learning about the history and origins of tea, plus optimal tasting and blending techniques.

Tea workshop review by Danielle Dias

Kat Johnston Apr 2021

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Knowledgable, friendly enthusiastic teacher and a nice space that it was held.
Some more basic tea education would have been helpful - including tasting the base teas (white, black and green) for comparison to the ones we did try.
Course is 1 hour, not 75minutes as advertised on Class Bento.
Overall very enjoyable time spent.

Melissa Bowen Mar 2021


The teacher was great and I learnt a lot about tea tasting and blending. I liked that it was a small class it made it easier to get access to the teacher when creating my own tea blend.

Siyan Zhou Mar 2021


I really enjoyed the tea blending class. It was so fascinating to learn about tea from Ruan. He was such a great instructor, sharing his insights and knowledge with us, and he was very attentive to our needs . It was also exciting to be able to create and take home our very own tea blend. I love my tea blend and drink it every day! I would definitely recommend this class. Thank you Ruan.

Margaux Josse Mar 2021


We had a great time with Ruan. His explanations were both clear and interesting, and we came home with our tea blends to enjoy!

Christine Tran Mar 2021


Such a fantastic learning experience with this Tea Blending workshop last Sunday afternoon.
Ruan our instructor was informative, entertaining and insightful in his world of all things quality tea. Just like wine, tea has its own tasting terminology & it is interesting to learn about these 'tea notes' to explain the different flavours. I've come out of this workshop much more aware of what natural quality tea taste like compare to the added artificial flavorings & sweeteners of tea sold at supermarkets. I reccomend this class to all the foodies and tea lovers out there who are interested in learning & creating their own personal tea blend from natural ingredients.

The venue is bright and lovely and there was plenty of time to create your own blend and ask questions. You may need to arrive abit early to find parking if you plan on driving as the botanical store is on a main busy street so best to have time to park on the smaller streets and allow a few minutes to walk there.

Tea workshop review by Christine Tran

Louise Huesmann Mar 2021


Ruan steered us through the intricate chai world, breaking down each taste and smell to help us create our own signature tea. Wonderful day and loved the chance to take our creations home. Thank you.

Imogen Senior Mar 2021


really great thank you so much - we learnt heaps and made some amazing teas. super helpful teacher, excellent vibes, and a thorough background to tea making provided

Danielle Parker Mar 2021


What an amazing class. Ruan was an informative, fun teacher who provided so much information on tea and how to blend a beautiful tea. I'd highly recommend this class to any tea enthusiast.

Jason Reynolds Jan 2021


Great class, great teacher, great value. Excited to try our own tea blends! Highly recommend.

Anonymized Customer Jan 2021


What an excellent class/experience! Ruan was a wealth of experience and expertise, and it was a pleasure to learn new things and to taste the new and incredible flavours available in tea. Would highly recommend!

Kendra Jan 2021


The teacher was excellent and the venue was beautiful we felt immediately warmly welcomed and were excited about the experience!
The teas and botanicals provided were of high quality and vast range and we got really exciting blends that are personal to our palettes
We learnt so much about the history and process and detail behind tea that I never knew was so intricate! We absolutely will be coming back to do this again and are already recommending it to friends and family :)
Thankyou so much for an incredible class!

Amelia Robertson Jan 2021


My girlfriend and I loved this workshop The teacher was welcoming and funny, making everyone in the class feel at home and like they were just chatting with a friend. The first half of the class (tea tasting) was super interesting and fun! I learnt so many things about tea I had honestly no idea about! And of course, the second half (tea blending) was very cool, and it was awesome that the teacher was there to help and advise the whole time. The store was beautiful and inviting and apart from the course, they sell natural teas, facial products and crystals! I had a really relaxing and fun time, would definitely recommend to others and will be back in the future! Thank you! ✨✨✨
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