Grande Provence celebrates Women’s Day with a Cape Fynbos Tea Ceremony™

Grande Provence celebrates Women’s Day with a Cape Fynbos Tea Ceremony™
Tuesday, 9 August, 11h00-13h00, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek

Discover the delights of the Cape Floral Kingdom and join Grande Provence on National Women’s Day for an intimate Cape Fynbos Tea Ceremony™ at this serene heritage wine estate in Franschhoek.

Hosted in the beautifully appointed Jonkershuis, this elegant event on Tuesday, 9 August 2016, is a unique 90 minute fynbos tea journey, inspired by eastern tea ceremonies. Adding to the lustre of this extraordinary day, one lucky guest will be taking home a beautiful Shimansky Dancing Diamond pendant to the value of R32 500.

“Skillfully crafted, the diamond dances on the body of the wearer, creating a consistent sparkle – mesmerizing all who behold it,” says Yair Shimansky, CEO and Founder of Shimansky.

“Our Tea Ceremonies are a vibrant and interactive showcase of the Cape’s fynbos and demonstrate how our indigenous flora can be incorporated into our daily lives,” says Cape Fynbos Tea Ceremony™ presenter Giselle Courtney.

Guests will be treated to a feast of fynbos flavours that include traditional favourites such as Honeybush, Rooibos and Buchu as well as the more unusual, yet increasingly popular Cancer Bush, Rhino Bush, Snow Bush and velvet mint Pelargonium.

The ceremony begins with a base tea tasting of aromatic fynbos and explores ‘the perfect brew’ with the addition of everyday natural ingredients. Participants experiment and create a personal fynbos blend to pair with Fynbos Delight, artisanal fynbos sweets akin to the traditional Turkish confectionary.

Accompanying the experience is an artistic interpretation of the fynbos landscape – a beautiful representation that symbolises the art of quieting the mind by attuning to nature.

“Our mindfully handcrafted tea-ware complements the ritual and etiquette of the tea ceremony. Protea tea-cups are detailed with South African platinum, while aged copper teaspoons delicately swirl the ‘tête-à-tête‘,” adds Courtney.

After the tea ceremony, Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst will present a unique selection of canapés incorporating elements of ginger, star anise, dill, mint, cinnamon and cardamom that meld seamlessly with the intricate flavours of each tea. In this way the tea experience is carried through into his creative food style. These signature canapés can be enjoyed in The Gallery with Grande Provence wines while strolling through the contemporary art collection.

Booking at R650 per person is essential as seats are limited. Email or call 021 876 8600.

• Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate embraces true South African wine heritage, excellent food at The Restaurant and luxury accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale Villa in the Vineyards. Part of The Huka Retreats, Grande Provence also offers guests The Winery, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, The Sculpture Garden and The Shop. For more information visit, or Twitter @grande_provence.





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Issued by: GC Communications
Contact: Gudrun Clark
Tel: +27 +21-462 0520

On behalf of: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
Contact: Lizelle Geeringh

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