Greek Afternoon Tea & Baklava Class

Discover a new world of teas and one of the all-time great sweets

Duration

3.5 hours

When

Mon-Sun, 05.00pm

Languages

english

Price

€55per person

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People have been drinking herbal teas for millennia because they’re healthy beverages. Traditional Greek herbal teas are good for you, too. Find out what all the different local teas are used for at a tea-tasting in a Greek home, where you’ll also learn how to make baklava, the kings of sweets.

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Highlights

  • Find out about the history, folk traditions and medicinal properties of Greek teas as you sample three of the most popular varieties
  • Learn how to make baklava and taste a variety of delicious traditional sweets from the islands and Mainland Greece
  • Enjoy true Greek hospitality and the chance to get to know more about Greece from a close but cozy encounter in a private Athenian home

What you can expect

My goodness, it’s tea-time again, but not as you may know it. Greece is, in fact, a tea-drinking country; however, the teas that Greeks drink are different in that they’re not simply beverages. Most Greek teas are made from wild plants and are known for their special health properties. These aren’t just teas – they’re delicious remedies and flavorful tonics.

In the tea-tasting, which will take place in an Athens home, you’ll get to try traditional Greek mountain tea, a dittany tea and an infusion of Greek sage. Each of these is a popular Greek tea that’s consumed all the time, but they’re also renowned for their curative powers. Sage, for instance, is used for sore throats, upset stomachs and headaches, even though it doesn’t really taste like medicine. Dittany tea is made from a plant that only grows in Crete, and it’s said to be an aphrodisiac.

Your hostess will be happy to provide more information on these and other herbal teas, including stories regarding both their origins and their uses. You’ll be able to find out more about Greek sweets as well, since you’ll also be enjoying a marvelously delicious selection of treats, including:

- Ravani, a semolina cake with coconut and oranges

- Bougatsa, a phyllo custard pie with sugar and cinnamon

- Amigdalota (almond macaroons)

- Halva, a semolina cake with cinnamon and clove

- Greek fruit preserves

- Mini sandwitches with local cheeses

Good thing you’ll have plenty of tea to wash it all down!

Of course, you’ll also have baklava, but you’ll have to make it first – your hostess will show you how it’s done and let you lend a hand so that you can really learn the recipe for yourself. With any luck (and a little self-control), there’ll even some left over after you’ve tried the fruits of your labors so that you can take a little home, too.

Practical info

Duration
3.5 hours
Languages
english
When
Mon-Sun, 05.00pm
Group size
Up to 12 people

Prices

  • Adults: 55 €
  • Children under 6: Free
  • Children 6-11: 28 €
  • Children 12-18: 44 €

What's included

  • Food Expert
  • Tastings and teas and coffee as described

Not included

  • Transportation from/to the workshop venue.

Notes

  • If you suffer from any food allergies or have special dietary requirements, you are kindly requested to contact us in advance before booking this tour.
  • This activity takes place in the center of Athens or in the northern suburbs of Athens. Detailed meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking.
  • This activity does not operate on January 1st, December 25th & 26th, and Easter Sunday.
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The fun of making baklava and the deliciousness of Greek sweets.

Greek Afternoon Tea & Baklava Class
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"Our guide Nadia was amazing. Her narrative was engaging, and she made sure everything we saw came alive. Going through these sites without her storytelling would not have been even 5% as much fun."

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"Lena and Kristos were fantastic. They fed us lots of food and drinks. The best part, however, was the discussions we had with them. Whenever I travel, I always try to schedule a meal with a local family, or a cooking lesson, and I've never been disappointed. You'll learn so much about the culture! We spent almost four hours in their home and left with a new understanding of the Greek psyche."

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