Revel in the Nutcracker Ballet

The Sugar Plum Fairy dances with her cavalier to conclude the night, a sight forever remembered by Clara.

Bringing Magic to Life

Rigorous amounts of time and dedication goes into everything we do so that it may become “en pointe” in people’s hearts and imaginations. Using movement as a means to tell stories from our heart to our hands, it takes years of practice to perfect technique.

200+ hours a year of hand-blending for optimal taste

“Each tea we create tells a story. Rigorous amounts of time was spent to perfect the blend, so that the story can dance upon the palate. The Organic Sugar Plum Fairy blend was inspired with the delicate movements of a ballerina in mind, and hand-blended in an homage to her grace.”

— TEALEAVES Master Blenders
Behind 10 minutes of performance lies countless hours of training

“For The Nutcracker, I’ll probably rehearse about 20 hours per role, but that doesn’t include the daily training and preparation that happens in Company ballet class every morning.”

— Principal Dancer Jennifer Stahl, San Francisco Ballet
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Behind one minute of choreography lies six hours of rehearsal

“Our artistic director always says that behind one minute of choreography is one hour of rehearsal. That is simply creating the choreography. To include cleaning, obtaining stamina, and getting everything to run smoothly, I would say one minute of choreography requires around 6 hours of rehearsal.”

— Reilley McKinlay, company artist with Alberta Ballet
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Discover the Sugar Plum Fairy’s dance near you

Glide through the waltzing snowflakes and watch the Sugar Plum Fairy perform for Clara and the Nutcracker

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Bal HarbourAcqualinaAfternoon Teaacqualinaresort.com
CalgaryAlberta BalletBalletalbertaballet.com
EdmontonAlberta BalletBalletalbertaballet.com
Los AngelesAndaz West HollywoodHoliday Blendswesthollywood.andaz.hyatt.com
Las VegasARIA Resort & CasinoHoliday Blendsaria.com
ScottsdaleArizona BiltmoreAfternoon Teaarizonabiltmore.com/
AtlantaAtlanta BalletBalletatlantaballet.com
VancouverBallet BCBalletballetbc.com
HonoluluBallet HawaiiBalletballethawaii.org
BostonBoston BalletBalletbostonballet.org
ClevelandCleveland BalletBalletclevelandballet.org
ClevelandCleveland BalletBalletclevelandballet.org/
DenverColorado BalletBalletcoloradoballet.org
ChicagoConrad ChicagoHoliday Blendsconradchicagohotel.com
Fort LauderdaleConrad Fort LauderdaleHoliday Blendsconradfortlauderdale.com
Hong KongFour Seasons Hong KongAfternoon Teafourseasons.com/hongkong/
SeattleFran's ChocolatesHoliday Blendsfrans.com
NewportGrace VanderbiltAfternoon Teagracehotels.com/vanderbilt
VancouverH Tasting LoungeAfternoon Teahtastinglounge.com/
ChicagoLangham ChicagoAfternoon Tealanghamhotels.com/chicago
AtlantaMandarin Oriental AtlantaAfternoon Teamandarinoriental.com/atlanta/buckhead/luxury-hotel
WashingtonMGM National HarborHoliday Blendsmgmnationalharbor.com
MiamiMiami City BalletBalletmiamicityballet.org
Las VegasMirageHoliday Blendsmirage.com
Moscow BalletBalletnutcracker.com
TorontoNational Ballet of CanadaBalletnational.ballet.ca
Las VegasNevada BalletBalletnevadaballet.org
TorontoOmni King EdwardAfternoon Teaomnihotels.com/hotels/toronto-king-edward
SeattlePacific Northwest BalletBalletpnb.org
San FranciscoPalace HotelAfternoon Teasfpalace.com/
PittsburghPittsburgh Ballet TheaterBalletpbt.org
RichmondRichmond BalletBalletrichmondballet.com
WinnipegRoyal Winnipeg BalletBalletrwb.org
San FranciscoSan Francisco BalletBalletsfballet.org
Singapore Dance TheatreBalletsingaporedancetheatre.com
DallasTexas Ballet TheaterBallettexasballettheater.org
Fort WorthTexas Ballet TheaterBallettexasballettheater.org
London, UKThe ConnaughtAfternoon Teathe-connaught.co.uk/
Los AngelesThe Los Angeles BalletBalletlosangelesballet.org
Newport BeachThe Resort at Pelican HillAfternoon Teapelicanhill.com
PhiladelphiaThe Rittenhouse HotelAfternoon Tearittenhousehotel.com
New OrleansThe Ritz-Carlton, New OrleansAfternoon Tearitzcarlton.com/en/hotels/new-orleans
New OrleansThe Roosevelt Hotel New OrleansAfternoon Teatherooseveltneworleans.com/
AtlantaThe St. Regis AtlantaAfternoon Teamarriott.com/hotels/travel/atlxr-the-st-regis-atlanta/
Park CityThe St. Regis Deer ValleyAfternoon Teamarriott.com/hotels/travel/slcxr-the-st-regis-deer-valley/
HoustonThe St. Regis HoustonAfternoon Teamarriott.com/hotels/travel/houxr-the-st-regis-houston/
Washington, DCThe Washington BalletBalletwashingtonballet.org
Las VegasWaldof Astoria Las Vegas Afternoon Teawaldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/nevada/waldorf-astoria-las-vegas-LASWDWA/index.html
Los AngelesWaldorf Astoria Beverly HillsAfternoon Teawaldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com/

“There danced at the wedding two-and-twenty thousand of the most splendid figures, adorned with pearls and diamonds; and Maria, it is said, is at this hour queen of a land, where sparkling Christmas woods, transparent Marchpane Castles—in short, where the most beautiful, the most wonderful things can be seen by those who will only have eyes for them.”

— Hoffmann, E. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Translated by Mrs. St. Simon, D. Appleton & Company, 1853.

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