In my last post I mentioned visiting Louisville Tea Company for a tea tasting. It’s taken me a while, but I am finally posting about it! I completely forgot to take pictures while I was there, so you’re stuck with this after-the-fact photo of the tasting menu and their tea menu.
The tasting was purchased through an Amazon Local deal, and I booked it through Louisville Tea Co.’s website, which was pretty simple. When you sign up for a tasting, you can choose from green, black, and oolong teas. I picked oolong, since it’s the one I’m most unfamiliar with. (Their website has info about all three varieties. Oolong is sort of “in between” green and black teas, as far as how it’s made and how it tastes.)
The tasting was a lot of fun. You get to try four different teas in the category you picked, and you get a little menu with info about each one. It was really interesting to taste the differences in the four teas, especially the differences you might not notice if you weren’t trying them one after the other. I liked all four of them and, unsurprisingly, couldn’t pick a favorite.
The shop itself was also very cool. All kinds of tea stuff, from mugs and pots to strainers and stirrers, plus some tea-related products and mostly just a lot of really cute stuff. I wanted it all. Particularly everything that came in purple.
Louisville Tea Co. is at 9305 New LaGrange Road, which is sort of close to Shelbyville Road. They’re open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6:30 PM, and besides the tastings, they offer pots of tea and cups to go, as well as bulk loose leaf teas. You can find more info on the “Visit” page of their site.
Oh, and tonight (Friday, August 15th) they’re having a free tasting party! More info on that is also on the site. I want to go, but it doesn’t look like I’m going to make it. 😦
I’ve recently been on another tea adventure (tea-venture?) to Sisters Tea Parlor in Buckner, where I also mostly forgot to take pictures. I’ll post more about that visit next week.