Tea Tastings & Classes

Ever wanted to taste the difference between a black, green, white, Oolong and Pu Erh Tea?

Never heard of Oolong or Pu Erh?

We can help and provide a unique tasting experience.

Perfect to widen your tea horizon. Ideal for private people, companies, social clubs and anybody interested in healthy living.

tea tasting

How does it work?

Every tasting starts with some information about the origin and growing of the tea plant.

Then we go into the details of tea production. What is the difference between the types of tea (e.g. black, green or white)?
After some theory, we begin with the tasting.

Usually, we start with a lighter white, move to green (China and Japan), Oolong, black (Darjeeling and Assam) and end with a Pu Erh tea.
Trying the teas side by side is an absolute eye-opener. Differences in colour, smell and taste are easily detected and appreciated.

Along the way, we give tips on the best brewing methods and the health benefits of tea.
There is always time for some Q&A at the end.

This tea tasting is about having a slightly different fun experience. You probably cannot avoid learning something in the process.

Nobody else does it (better) in Ireland.

tea tasting setup

Choice of Teas

Tea Tastings can be customised to your preferences.
The "normal" tasting consists of 8 teas (see above) and takes about 90 minutes.

We are more than happy to adjust the list of teas to your liking.
For example, you might want just black teas (Darjeeling, Assam, Ceylon, Keemun, Golden Monkey, flavoured), just Chinese teas or any other constellation.
Let us know what you have in mind and we will make it happen.

Number of participantsthe tea plant

Anything between 1 and 20.


We come to your place anywhere in Ireland.
Alternatively, we can do the tasting in a venue in Blackrock, Co. Dublin or in the cafe at the headquarter in Tullow, Co. Carlow.

What does it cost?

The cost depends on two factors:
Location and the number of participants.

For example, a tasting at the Dublin Blackrock venue for up to 5 people would cost a total of €75.

For bigger parties and different locations, please get in touch with us for a quote: martin@houseoftea.ie

More question or want to book something special?
Please email us at martin@houseoftea.ie

Tea Appreciation Classes

If you want to go deeper into the world of tea we offer also tea classes.
A class can run anything between 2 or 6 weeks, depending on the level of expertise you want to reach.

The tea appreciation can also be booked for colleges, evening classes, and any other educational institution.

Please email your ideas and queries to martin@houseoftea.ie

tea tasting with tea plant

Chinese Tea ceremony

For special occasions, we perform a Chinese Tea Ceremony.

It is not as elaborate and formal as the Japanese one. Instead, it more focused on the quality of the tea and the teaware.

It takes about one hour.
The number of participants is limited to 5.

Price for a Chinese tea ceremony in our Blackrock (Co. Dublin ) venue is €75.

Let us know: martin@houseoftea.ie

chinese tea ceremony

Contact Info


House of Tea, Market Square, Tullow, Co. Carlow, Ireland.


059 915 1607


The House of Tea was founded in Dublin in 2004.

Our main goal is to introduce people to the diverse world of tea and to show them that there is much more to tea than just a bag. We are dedicated to providing quality teas from around the world. Most teas are sourced directly from the tea gardens or the manufacturers. This allows us to monitor the quality of our products and to ensure that the workers in the mainly Asian countries are paid fairly.


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