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BAY SHORE, NY. January 28, 2021 – The Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions have had a huge impact on all of our lives in so many ways. While we continue to comply with stay-at-home recommendations from the health authorities, we’re all probably a little bored, maybe we’re a little bit lonely, and we’ve probably exhausted our watch list on our favorite streaming service. Virtual events offer education and entertainment, yes, but they offer so much more—safety, a great value, at-home product sampling, expert instruction, and social interaction with like-minded enthusiasts. 

Here are five upcoming can’t-be-missed virtual events that offer expert guidance, samples delivered to your home, and a fun interactive experience. Due to their popularity, virtual events often sell out fast, early registration is a must, enrollment periods end with ample time to ship sample products to participant’s home. Prices vary, many serve four from a single location/log-in, and all tasting event tickets include shipping. Virtual events make a great gift too, many have already reserved a spot for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day gifts.

Top 5 Can’t-Be-Missed Virtual Events, Great for Gifts

RISE: Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Tutored-Tasting Event—February 21, 2021—What is nitro cold brew coffee? How is it made? Why does it taste so darn delicious?  In this one-hour online event, join Jarrett McGovern, co-founder of Rise Nitro Brewing Co. for a virtual tutored-tasting of four different nitro cold brew coffees. You’ll receive a Variety Pack (12 cans, four flavors, three cans of each) shipped to your home. Serves 4+.

CHAI: A Virtual Tasting Special Event —March 7, 2021--In this virtual class you’ll learn about the history of chai, its cultural significance, its consumption in ancient and modern times, and brewing and tasting chai. Tasting includes 4 teas (Assam tea plus three custom chai blends) and will conclude with an interactive experience where you will receive instruction on how to build an excellent cup of chai from your kitchen spice rack. Serves 2.

IRISH TEA HISTORY: A Virtual Tasting Special Event—March 14, 2021--Timed perfectly as a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, you’ll learn about tea's introduction to Ireland, its historical impact, and its rich culture of hospitality while you brew and enjoy Organic Irish Breakfast Tea and nosh on traditional, freshly-baked Irish soda bread made by The Secret Garden , Long Island teashop and café located in Port Jefferson, plus Kerrygold pure Irish butter, all included with the ticket and all delivered to participant’s home. This virtual event is perfectly suited to serve 4 people.

TEA & WELLNESS: A Virtual Tasting Special Event —April 18, 2021—In this 90-minute virtual Tea & Wellness event, you’ll be led through a guided, tutored-tasting of four teas/tisanes while you learn about their amazing health benefits.  A tea tasting kit, including the four teas/tisanes to be brewed together as part of this seminar, is included and shipped to registrant’s home. Serves 4.

AFTERNOON TEA: A Virtual Tasting Special Event —May 16, 2021—Educational, entertaining, and oh-so-delicious, this 90-minute virtual event will instruct you on how to enjoy and host a fabulous afternoon tea. Relax and learn about the history of afternoon tea, its various courses and how to enjoy them, plus tips on how to host an afternoon tea at home. This event includes an afternoon tea tasting kit complete with tea, sweet treats, clotted cream and jam delivered to your home. Serves 4.

These virtual events are produced by Long Island award-winning event producer, Starfish Junction, in conjunction with industry specialists and select partners. A full list of virtual events offered can be viewed at the Starfish Junction website.  The event list is updated regularly.

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