EVENTS & TASTINGS
Easthill Tea Tastings
Private tea tastings offered with our finest tea experts. Tea tastings are a perfect way to delve into the nuance of our tea selection, and are the only way to experience our premium level teas and the owner Keqi Meng’s own rare tea collection. An hour of uninterrupted, one-on-one attention, catered to your personal tastes, whether you want to learn more or simply relax over the finest tea in Chicago. At the end of the tasting, enjoy 15% off for any tea and teaware purchase.
Easthill Tea Classes
Wake Up with Matcha - Learn to drink, eat & prepare matcha
What better way to wake up on a Saturday! Our comprehensive matcha class will take learners and listeners from their first matcha latte through more traditional, ceremonial preparation. Learn the fundamentals of matcha and matcha prep from our resident tea expert Susie Xiong, whether you want to become the go-to matcha scholar of your friend group or simply understand why it tastes so freaking delicious. This class includes matcha drinks, hands-on practice, and artisanal matcha desserts. At the end of the class, enjoy 15% off for any tea and teaware purchase.
Simple Mastery - How to steep tea properly
Moving beyond your typical “Tea 101” class, our Simple Mastery class equips the tea enthusiast with all the necessary tools in order to elevate their tea drinking. Tea educator Ben Claus will explain and demonstrate the reasoning behind all common steeping instructions, and help participants gain confidence in their at-home brewing/serving. This class features hands-on practice with a variety of tea equipment and a wide spectrum of teas. At the end of the class, enjoy 15% off for any tea and teaware purchase.
Tea in Cocktails - Perfect tea as a main ingredient in your craft cocktails
Tea is becoming a popular ingredient in mixology, and our Teas & Cocktails class aims to deconstruct and demonstrate craft tea as it relates to mixed drinks. With proper knowledge and a palette map of the wide spectrum of teas, any amateur or professional mixologist will be confident when using teas to go beyond simple bases of juices or sodas. This class will push against the classic Hot Toddy as we delve into iced teas and cold brews, buffing your arsenal of creative tea-based cocktails. At the end of the class, enjoy 15% off for any tea and teaware purchase.
Note: We will provide basic liquors, but you are welcome to BYOB to experiment with your own choice of liquor.