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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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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)