Upcoming Events

Floral and Flowering Teas at Lauritzen Gardens

Saturday, February 15 at 1-2:30pm
Lauritzen Gardens on 100 Bancroft St

Learn all about different types of teas during these 1.5 hour sessions with The Tea Smith. Flowers have long been added to tea to enhance its enjoyment. In this session, learn about some of the ways this is done. Plus, enjoy an introduction to flowering teas, which are a delight to the palate and a visual treat as well.

This session is $20, $15 for garden members.

Pre-registration is required by February 12.

Register online or contact Shelby at s.thayer@omahabotanicalgardens.org or (402) 346-4002, ext. 263.

Future sessions in this series:
April 11- Introduction to Herbal Teas
May 30- Iced Teas

Tea and Chocolate Pairing

Saturday, February 22 at 11am
The Tea Smith Store near 78th & Dodge

Indulge in locally made chocolates paired with some of our finest teas! Treat yourself and a special someone to an exploration of some of our favorite loose leaf teas, mindfully paired with delightful sweets. This tasting is led by our Chief Leaf!

This event is a huge crowd favorite and will sell out quickly! Tickets are $15 each. Call (402) 393-7070 to reserve your spot. 

Past Events

Tea 101

Saturday, 2/1/20
The Tea Smith Store near 78th & Dodge

Tea 101 is an interactive session ideal for people who are new to tea or want to learn more about the history, legend, tastes and benefits of the world's most popular prepared beverage. During our 90+ minutes together, we will sample each of the major types of tea.

15 Year Anniversary Celebration Open House

12/4/19
The Tea Smith Store near 78th & Dodge

We opened our tea shop in 2004 with the mission of bringing quality loose leaf tea to Omaha. Since then, we've been overwhelmed by the passion and loyalty of our community.

We'd like to thank you with refreshments next week, and celebrations the whole year long. Join us next Wednesday to meet other tea lovers in The Tea Smith community.

Escape from Black Friday: A Benefit for Siena Francis House

11/29/19 & 11/30/19
The Tea Smith Store near 78th & Dodge

Enjoy free hot soup, fresh bread, and warm fuzzies.

Your donations go to the Siena Francis House to empower those experiencing homelessness to navigate their path to housing.

Tea Affogato Tasting with Coneflower Creamery

It was a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure of creative tea affogatos with Katie Arant of Coneflower Creamery.

8/24/19
The Tea Smith Store

We explored several different flavor creations for a fun and unique culinary experience.

Nebraska Asian Festival

7/27/19 Lewis & Clark Landing

This 2nd annual event features entertainment, food and fun with an Asian Flair. The Tea Smith will be popular as we are featuring Boba drinks teas and goodies that day.
For more information go to Nebraska Asian Festival.

Shakespeare on the Green

6/20-23/19, 6/27-30/19 and 7/2,7/3,7/5-7/19

The Tea Smith served up proper refreshments for this annual event.
For complete show information and schedule visit Nebraska Shakespeare

Tea & Chocolate Pairing

2/16/19 & 2/17/19
The Tea Smith store on 78th near Dodge.

Celebrate the sweet things in life with our local chocolatiers The Cordial Cherry and The Chocolate Poet.

Tea 101: January 20

Participants learned all about the history of tea, as well as how it is processed and prepared, in this fun and interactive class at our store.

4th Annual Midwest TeaFest Kansas City - Saturday & Sunday, September 8-9

Looking for a day trip? Out Chief Leaf is again speaking at this fun and informative event. Interesting presentations and vendors from Kansas, Missouri and beyond For complete registration information go to Midwestteafest.com

Tea and Chocolate Pairing - Saturday, February 10 at 1 and 5 p.m.

Looking for something new and unique for your Valentine? Maybe you're just a lover of all things tea and chocolate?! Either way, this event is not to be missed! We've teamed up with local chocolatier Chocolat Abeille to pair our finest teas with hand craft chocolates. Call the store to register today!

3rd Annual Midwest TeaFest Kansas City - Saturday & Sunday, September 8-9

Looking for a day trip? Out Chief Leaf is again speaking at this fun and informative event. Interesting presentations and vendors from Kansas, Missouri and beyond For complete registration information go to Midwestteafest.com

Summer Fete at Joslyn Castle

The Tea Smith is hosting a tea a la Russe - a Russian tea - as part of the 120th anniversary celebration of the Joslyn Castle! For tickets and information, go to JoslynCastle.com

Bruce Richardson and Jane Pettigrew, authors of The New Tea Companion, pose with The Tea Smith owner Tim Smith at the 2008 World Tea Expo.

Bruce Richardson and Jane Pettigrew, authors of The New Tea Companion, pose with The Tea Smith owner Tim Smith at the 2008 World Tea Expo.

Tea 101 cupping, February 2008

Participants learn all about tea at our Tea 101 class.

March Matcha Madness
March 11 & 12 1-2:30pm

Grab a friend and join to experience for yourself why everyone is "mad for matcha", and not just in March! You will learn what matcha really is, how it is prepared traditionally and how to use it for drinks and as an unique culinary ingredient.

Saturday, May 6th
2nd Annual Midwest TeaFest Kansas City

Looking for a day trip? Out Chief Leaf is again speaking at this fun and informative event. Interesting presentations and vendors from Kansas, Missouri and beyond For complete registration information go to Midwestteafest.com

Annual

Ugly Mug Contest

See the mug you definitely won't find in our store!
Meet the winners and learn about our annual contest.

Blending Contest

Meet the winners and learn about our annual contest.

One-of-a-Kind

2013 World Tea Expo

We taught a session on Oolong, spent time with fellow tea lovers, tried some new and special teas, and discovered new merchandise and tea producers.

2012 World Tea Expo

Tim Smith was named Top Tea Infusionist!

2012 Ribbon Cutting & Open House

Mayor Jim Suttle and the Chamber of Commerce helped us officially open our newest Tea Smith location at 11th and Howard in the Old Market.

2010 Open House: Art & Food

Our customers enjoyed tea recipes and fabulous art.

2008 World Tea Expo

Tim, Paulette, and Andy enjoy education, exposition, and networking.

Ugly Mug Contest 2008

2008 Ugly Mug entries from St Patrick's School in Lisburn Ireland.
Our Ugly Mug contest caught the attention of a school teacher from across the globe. See her students' masterpieces.

Chicken Soup for the Tea Lover's Soul Book Signing and Afghan Cultural Exchange

Our guests learned more about tea and life in Afghanistan.

Professional Certification by Specialty Tea Institute

We sent the Chief Leaf, Tim Smith, to tea school.

Open House 2006

See pictures from our Customer Appreciation Open House.

2005 World Tea Expo

See Tim and Paulette enjoy tea and networking in Las Vegas.