Tea lovers and naturalists should save some funds this pay day for the next venture by Table (formerly Nourish Talks). The not-for-profit runs a variety of social outreach projects focused on bringing organic food and likeminded people together and is best known for its inspiring and delicious talk series.
In their newest collaboration, Anthia Koullouros (founder of Ovvio Organics) will run a herbal tea appreciation class in St Canice's Kitchen Rooftop Garden, followed by an outdoor tea ceremony. The two-hour introductory class will teach you how to blend your own herbal teas — but Koullouros won't simply help you make great tasting tea, she'll also provide an understanding of its visual, aromatic and therapeutic properties. Plus, there'll be wholefood snacks and of course, plenty of tea tasting.
All ticket proceeds will support Table's upcoming horticultural GROW therapy program, in partnership with the Mental Health Unit at St Vincent's Hospital. The seven-week program helps people with mental illness learn the fundamentals of gardening and herbal medicine in an effort to foster independence and socialisation.
This means your funds won't only help you find a sense of calm for the evening, but also go toward helping others achieve the same. Now that's bang-for-your-buck.