Taste and Tour Classes

Ever dreamed of picking your own Tea leaves? 
We're harvesting now, so your dream                       can come true  THIS week on Friday!                       

JUNE 25. 2021 Taste and Tour Workshop, beginning at 10:30 am

Seize the day!  Click the blue "sign up now" button at the bottom of this page and come enjoy a day at one of the most unique USDA Certified Organic and Demeter Biodynamic farms in North America!

We are offering something very special this 2021 growing season; the "full farm tea experience" that everyone has been asking us for over the past 19 years of operation. Here now for a limited time. 

This 2.5 hour private event includes:

  • the full content of our BOTH of our legendary Tea 101 & Tea Wellness presentations taught by a licensed medical professional (*see Bio and class content below)
  • an expansive tea tasting in our gorgeous Yurt classroom
  • a guided farm tour by the owner
  •  private shopping 
  • and access to the farm for relaxation, visiting and picnic afterwards.                                                                                                                                                    THIS IS AN EXTREMELY RARE OPPORTUNITY that we have never offered before this season.  During this workshop we will be picking Tea leaves, Chamomile, Culinary Lavender, Peppermint and Spearmint

* Following is an outline of what you will learn during this amazing workshop!

"TEA 101- the Basics" & Wellness Through Tea" Content

 Tea Wellness Workshop Description:  Tea is a part of every culture around the globe, and is second only to water in worldwide beverage consumption. This very popular class is intended to teach you about the importance of reducing inflammation so that you can enjoy the very highest quality of life. This is a “game-changing” class for those in need of the “fast track” to wellness. Right now, many need a reminder of the basics to get back on track after what we've all been through.  You will be introduced to Integrative holistic health principles that support a high quality of life. After a Matcha smoothie, we will be tasting a White, green Oolong Black and Tisane (preparing and tasting at least 1 tea from each category). Many Organic and Biodynamic teas and plant allays grown on  our Light of Day farm in Leelanau County will be harvested, prepared, tasted and explained. Joyful and powerful holistic healing tools will be demonstrated to help you effectively shift your suffering to peace through a daily “grounding” exercise, “forgiveness” exercise, and “asking” exercise. 
During the farm tour, you will be inspired to broaden your awareness of naturally occurring cycles and rhythms, heighten your sense of appreciation for the world around you, be more compassionate, respect and revere all life, and marvel in its interconnectedness.
It is time to wake up, absolutely radiate love, and realize your full power as the magnificently created human being that you are.
Please come with an open heart, a clean palate, and wearing comfortable clothing. Bringing snacks is a good idea since we do not have prepared food on site.
Class size limited intentionally to keep intimate.
Tea has so much going for it…and you’re going to have fun slurping your way through this wonderful and memorable class!
Private groups of up to 12 welcomed by reservation. Yurt classroom occupant capacity is 21.

Taught by Angela Macke, R.N and Horticulturalist- Founder of Light of Day Organics

About your Tea Guide, Angela Macke, R.N, B.S, MG-A

West Michigan native and Traverse area local since 1998, Angela Macke has over 20 years of experience as a holistic Registered Nurse and Horticulturalist. In 2004, she established Light of Day Organics, a popular small-batch certified organic tea farm in Leelanau County. Angela is one of few practitioners specializing in homeopathic and energy-based Biodynamic Agricultural practices. These physically, mentally, and spiritually intensive efforts enhances soil vitality, botanical quality, and the interconnected life of which each of us is an essential part. She passionately teaches about the importance of preventing chronic diseases and decreasing inflammation in the body. Angela believes that by eliminating physical and emotional suffering, the human being is best supported in their expansion to their full potential. With the benefit of her own life experience from disease to wellness, she shares a wealth of information on the practical implementation of sound holistic principles. Angela is a licensed RN and holds certifications as a Specialty Tea Institute Graduate, Advanced Master Gardener and Mentor, and Healing Touch Program practitioner. Professional Memberships: American Holistic Nurses Association, U.S Tea Association, Biodynamic Association, Michigan Nursery, and Landscape Association, United Plant Savers, Michigan State Medical Society Alliance, Traverse City and Leelanau County Chambers of Commerce, Michigan Food and Farming Alliance, and The Michigan Agri-tourism Association. She is a dynamic speaker with a thorough understanding of alternative and conventional therapies. Angela is committed to igniting inspiration and hope in our individual abilities to improve and maintain our whole-body health.