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Events

Tea is a drink best shared with friends, and Song Tea hosts regular workshops, cuppings, and collaborations that allow us to gather and drink tea together, both at home in San Francisco and around the globe. These events provide wonderful opportunities to expand your knowledge, treat yourself to something magically delicious, and meet other tea enthusiasts in our little community.

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TEA & CAKE @ BLACK BIRD BOOKSTORE

SUN 3/3: 12pm - 3pm

Tucked behind the stacks at Black Bird Bookstore lies an enchanting garden, ensconced in greenery and the Pacific fog. It’s here you’ll find Peter pouring cups of Aged Hakka Pomelo Oolong, served alongside slices of Almond Chiffon Cake, accented with pomelo marmalade, Hakka tea pastry cream and burnt honey buttercream, from Marykate McGoldrick, the magician behind the curtain at Sesame, A Tiny Bakery.

Slots are available at the top of each hour from 12-3 pm. Come cozy up with a cup of tea, a good book, and friends, new and old.

Tickets to this pop-up tea pairing can be found on  [TOCK]

Location: Black Bird Bookstore, 4541 Irving St, San Francisco

 


 

QUIET MORNINGS @ SONG, FEBRUARY

Session Dates:

SAT 2/18

MON 2/19

WED 2/21

SAT 2/24

MON 2/26

9am - 11am

Join Song’s founder, Peter Luong, in an intimate group tea tasting here in the studio. We’ll gather near the glow of the front windows to brew and discuss the origins, flavors, and stories behind each leaf, as the day outside begins its slow unfolding.

Our February sessions are a celebration of the Lunar New Year, featuring a series of rich, full-bodied red teas, chosen for luck and prosperity. Come raise a toast to the Year of the Dragon! Each session is limited to 6 participants.

Reservations can be made on [SOLD OUT]

Location: Song Tea & Ceramics, 2120 Sutter St., San Francisco

 


 

SONG TEA BAR @ G&B COFFEE, LOS ANGELES

SAT 2/3: 10am - 2pm

Located in the lively Grand Central Market on Broadway and 3rd, Peter will be behind the counter at G&B Coffee, gaiwan-brewing from a selection of our favorite teas. Stop by for one of eight 30-minute sessions, where Peter will share insights and experiences around modern tea-making cultivation and practices.

All proceeds to benefit the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), which works to end mass-incarceration in California, as well as offer support in a wide range of programs for people both formerly and currently incarcerated. 

Reservations can be made on [TOCK]

Location: Grand Central Market,  317 S Broadway C19, Los Angeles

 


 

SONG IN RESIDENCE, LOS ANGELES

Session Dates:

FRI 1/26: 9am + 1pm

SAT 1/27: 9am + 1pm

SAT 1/28: 9am + 1pm

From January 26th through the 28th, Gallery KOEN will serve as the backdrop to a series of tea-tasting sessions led by Peter Luong, Song’s tea sourcer and founder.

Song in Residence: LA takes guests through a series of our favorite teas, delving into the histories of each, our ideologies around cultivation and curation, and promises to draw forth the most exquisite notes from each successive leaf.

Each tasting session at Gallery KOEN seats just 4, and will last approximately 2 hours. Dates, times, and tickets for each seating can be found on [SOLD OUT]

Location: Gallery KOEN, 1308 Factory Pl. #505 Los Angeles



QUIET MORNINGS @ SONG, MIDWINTER

Session Dates:

SAT 12/09

FRI 12/15 + SAT 12/16

TUE 12/19 

FRI 12/22

9am - 11am

Join Song’s founder, Peter Luong in an intimate group tasting, here in the studio. We’ll gather near the glow of the windows, to brew and discuss the origins, flavors, and stories behind a series of each tea, as the day outside begins its slow unfolding.

Join Song’s founder, Peter Luong in an intimate group tea tasting, here in the studio. We’ll gather near the glow of the front windows to brew and discuss the origins, flavors, and stories behind each leaf, as the day outside begins its slow unfolding.

Our December sessions feature a series of citrus-aged oolongs, including our exclusive Lunar New Year release of a 20-year-Aged Pomelo Oolong. Citrus teas encapsulate the warmth and vitality of winter festivities, and have long been a part of New Year traditions. Each session is limited to 6 participants.

Location: Song Tea & Ceramics, 2120 Sutter St., San Francisco



JUNE 10, 2023

Saturday 12-3pm

Song Tea Bar @ Sey Coffee, Brooklyn

Come find Peter behind the bar at Sey, brewing tea in gaiwans, served ‘neat‘. We’ll have a couple of Song classics, as well as unreleased teas from the upcoming collection. Order from a menu of select teas, hang out, ask questions, and drink some tea with us! We’re donating proceeds from teas served at this event to the Women in Coffee Project.

Location: Sey Coffee, 18 Grattan St., Brooklyn


JUNE 9, 2023

Friday 10am-12.30pm

Industry Cupping @ Sey Coffee, Brooklyn

Together with our friends at Sey Coffee, we’ll be hosting a cupping and roundtable discussion for industry folks. Baristas, servers, sommeliers, etc, come join us! We’ll be tasting some of the new teas from our 2023 Song Collection, discussing origin, cultivation, and craft, as well as our philosophy on tea sourcing in the modern era. This event is free!

Location: Sey Coffee, 18 Grattan St., Brooklyn


JANUARY 28, 2023

Saturday 3pm-ish

Lunar New Year Afternoon Tea + Cake

Lunar New Year celebrations continue, with an afternoon of tea and cake in collaboration with Sesame, a Tiny Bakery. Join us at Black Bird Bookstore on Irving at 46th for a festive slice of Citrus Chiffon Cake with pomelo marmalade, citrus curd, torched meringue, and a garnish of candied pomelo peel. Each glorious slice is accompanied by Song’s newest release, Hakka Pomelo Oolong.

Do come early, as we are limiting this event to 48 (or so) portions only. There's only so much cake we can carry!

Location: Black Bird Bookstore, 4541 Irving St., San Francisco


JANUARY 21+22, 2023

Saturday + Sunday 11am-1pm

Lunary New Year Tea & Cake featuring Sesame, A Tiny Bakery

[We are sold out for both days] You’re invited for a celebratory afternoon of tea and cake, an intimate collaboration between Song Tea and Sesame, a Tiny Bakery. In honor of the Lunar New Year, we’ll be serving glorious slices of Citrus Chiffon Cake with pomelo marmalade, citrus curd, torched meringue, and a garnish of candied pomelo peel. Each slice is accompanied by a bowl of our new Hakka Pomelo Oolong, a ten-year aged qing xin varietal aged ten years inside a hollowed citrus. Together, the flavors of tea and sweet citrus fruits represent the best of winter’s bounty, and serve to ring in the new year with luck and good fortune all ‘round!

Pre-paid tickets must be purchased in advance, via Calendly. We’ve planned three 45-minute seatings between 11 am - 1 pm. The team at Song and Marykate will be here too, to chat about all things tea and sweets!

Location: Song Tea & Ceramics, 2120 Sutter St., San Francisco


NOVEMBER 13, 2022

Sunday 11am-12pm-ish

Morning Tea Talk @ Black Bird Bookstore

Find us cozied up among the stacks at Black Bird Bookstore in the Outer Sunset for a Sunday morning discussion of tea and tea sourcing with Song founder, Peter Luong. This casual tea talk will begin with an overview of Song’s experience and practices in the field plus highlights from the 2022 season, followed by a Q&A session. This event is free and open to all. Tea will be served!

Space is limited, please RSVP, via Calendly.

Location: Black Bird Bookstore, 4541 Irving St., San Francisco


NOVEMBER 11+12, 2022

Friday + Saturday 12pm-2pm

Tea + Cake featuring Sesame, A Tiny Bakery

Join us this weekend in the Song Tea studio for a bowl of tea and a slice of cake! Marykate McGoldrick of Sesame, A Tiny Bakery draws on extensive travels through Asia to inspire cakes with hearty grains and tea-infused flavors. Using Song’s Wild Tree Yunnan Red as a launching point, Marykate has created a whimsical Walnut Chiffon Cake with Poached Pears and Tea-Steeped Pastry Cream, topped with whipped Creme Fraiche. Oh my!

Choose from a bowl of Song’s Wild Tree Yunnan Red, Twisted Leaf Orchid, or freshly whisked Tenmyo Matcha to complement your slice!

Pre-paid tickets must be secured in advance, via Calendly. We’ve planned four 30-minute seatings between 12-2 pm. The team at Song and Marykate will be here too, to chat about all things tea and sweets!

Location: Song Tea & Ceramics, 2120 Sutter St., San Francisco


OCTOBER 14, 2022

Friday 2pm-5pm

Afternoon Tea + Cookie @ Black Bird Bookstore, San Francisco

A sweet little pop-up brought to you by Song / Bird, a collaborative series from Song Tea and Black Bird Bookstore. Join us in the secret garden tucked behind Black Bird Bookstore for an afternoon of tea and cookies. Choose from a menu of our favorite fall teas served ‘up’, served alongside marcona almond cookies from Brandon Jew’s Mamahuhu. No rsvp required. Stop by anytime, sip some tea, and chat with us about your recent reads. $12 per serving.

Location: Black Bird Bookstore, 4541 Irving St., San Francisco (blackbirdsf.com)