SOLD OUT! Taste Wild: Tea Time!




3 pm - 4 pm

PICKUP of tasting boxes will occur at California Botanic Garden. Times will be on Saturday, May 7, from 10am-2pm, or Sunday, May 18, from 8:30am-12:30pm. Look for signs to direct you once you arrive at the garden.

Taste Wild: Tea Time! Just in time for Mother's Day, we are excited to bring you a delicious spread of desserts and teas for two, that have been lovingly crafted with flavors of California. Join us virtually and taste along as we enjoy these specialty desserts prepared with California native plants and learn about their amazing culinary uses, cultural legacies, and botanical histories. California Botanic Garden has partnered with As You Like It, one of our fabulous caterers at the Garden, and the Chia Café Collective (CCC). CCC is a group of local tribal members and collaborators that honors indigenous people and their vast traditional knowledge and spiritual relationship to the land, as well as the nutritional and medicinal bounty of native plants.

Event registrants will be able to pick up a tasting box with treats like petite mesquite scones with dates and maple glaze, orange-bay chocolate chip shortbread cookies, jam dot cookies with toyon berry jam, and “coyote coolers,” a minty chocolate dipped tea cookie, plus two special teas! Within the box will be recipes, tasting notes, and instructions for joining us at the Virtual Tea Time via Zoom on Sunday, May 8 from 3 pm - 4 pm.

The Virtual Tea Time will include insightful information from a knowledgeable team of panelists. While we delight in each dessert, you can learn about the cultural relevance and ecological importance of the native plant used as ingredients, as well as how you can grow these plants in your home garden so that you can prepare delicacies yourself from sustainably harvested ingredients!


$45 Public  | $40 Members

PLEASE NOTE: Food items are subject to change.


A few days before the virtual tasting event, you will be sent Zoom event information. We will also share a recording of the event afterwards, in case you prefer to watch at your own leisure.

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