TEALEAVES x Fran's Chocolates x Pacific Northwest Ballet

Guests of an upcoming Mother's Day tea event - a collaboration by TEALEAVES, Fran's Chocolates and Pacific Northwest Ballet - will delight in a curated assortment of truffles and caramels, expertly paired with a series of custom blended teas. (Photo: Courtesy of TEALEAVES / Fran’s Chocolates / Pacific Northwest Ballet)

In celebration of Mother’s Day, TEALEAVES has partnered with Fran’s Chocolates and the Pacific Northwest Ballet for a special digital event, taking place May 8, 2021 from 2 to 3 p.m. PST.

Sommeliers from TEALEAVES and Fran’s Chocolates, along with special guests from the Pacific Northwest Ballet, will lead attendees through a virtual tasting of hand-crafted teas and chocolates, paired with “enchanting” story-telling.

Guests will delight in a curated assortment of truffles and caramels, expertly paired with a series of custom blended teas.

In addition, the Pacific Northwest Ballet will make an appearance and share behind-the-scenes knowledge about their local ballet performance, Coppélia. Before or after the event, guests can also “hit play” to watch the ballet company’s virtual performance of Coppélia, through an exclusive event link.

The Mother’s Day virtual tea tasting event will also include: TEALEAVES Pantone Collection Sampler and Pantone Color of the Year loose leaf herbal tea; assorted truffles, caramels and four Pure Bars from Fran’s Chocolates.

This event is suitable for groups of two to four, with each product package including two sets of six chocolates and a small teapot-sized tea bag of each tea pairing, as well as additional teas and chocolates to enjoy after the event.

Pre-order sales for this special event package are available now on Fran’s website (register here), and the total event price before shipping is US$115, inclusive of the package listed.

Similar to a ballet, the creative virtual tasting menu will be comprised of three acts:

- Act I: English Breakfast + Gray Salt Caramels & Smoked Salt Caramels

- Act II: Imperial Oolong + Oolong Tea Truffle & Orange Truffle

- Act III: Organic Vanilla Rooibos + Pure Milk Truffle & Raspberry Truffle

This unique collaboration – which should inspire other tea businesses to collaborate across sectors – came to life from an ongoing friendship between TEALEAVES, Fran’s Chocolates and Pacific Northwest Ballet. The company’s noted that they all share the same values of quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail, to provide the best possible experience for their guests.

Photo: TEALEAVES

TEALEAVES has a reputation for creating innovative blends for some of the world’s top chefs, such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Alain Ducasse and Guy Savoy, and hotels like the Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental.

To learn more about TEALEAVES, visit TeaLeaves.com.