Embrace the flavors and scents of the holiday season at monthly DIY tea parties at Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs 10 a.m. Nov. 9 and Dec. 15.

“These monthly tea parties sell out each month, so be sure to reserve as soon as possible,” said Lee Bellamy, Shangri-La Springs general manager. “The interactive program allows participants to learn about and select their own tea blend while enjoying the tropical grounds at our 100-year-old property.”

Limited to a maximum of 20 participants, the teas are planned once a month. Reservations are limited and required.

The events start with an educational tour of the garden focusing on tea-specific plants, followed by a tea party in the property’s poolside and Mediterranean-inspired Longhouse building. Light bites and tea will be offered along with a discussion and question and answers about various tea plants with Shangri-La Springs’ Organic Garden Manager Cecelia Morales. Guests are invited to enjoy social time at the tables or a walk around the landscaped property. In keeping with the resort’s zero-waste goals, each guest will receive a reusable branded tea mug.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $30 per person, including the tea mug. Shangri-La Springs is located at 27750 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. For information or to register, call 239-949-0749.

About Shangri-La Springs

Built in 1921, Shangri-La Springs offers a variety of unique services including a stately property with an organic garden, organic restaurant, full-service organic spa, and gift shop. The property also offers yoga classes and has a variety of indoor and outdoor meeting, event and wedding venue spaces. The award-winning property was noted in Gulfshore Life magazine’s 2020 Best of the Gulfshore Lee County as a finalist for Best Event Venue, Best Historical Site and Best Day Spa and the organic restaurant Harvest & Wisdom was named Best Healthy/Organic Restaurant and finalist for Best Key Lime Pie, Best New Restaurant and Best Farm to Table Restaurant. Naples Daily News 2019 and 2020 Best of Bonita/Estero awarded GOLD for Best Event Venue and SILVER for Best Day Spa. The Blue Zones Project® recognized organization specializes in offering guests a nexus of beneficial practices, activities and engagement opportunities that include wellness classes, art shows and special programs. The Spa at Shangri-La Springs, with its natural and organic treatments and products, and the organic farm-to-table restaurant Harvest & Wisdom, with an ever-changing menu crafted with produce fresh from the on-site garden, are currently unavailable. The historic property is celebrating its 100 anniversary and undergoing interior renovations to open as a full-service boutique hotel that will feature 21 guest rooms in the Great House. Renovations are also underway for six guest rooms in Villa Ascona, a building positioned near the property’s courtyard, perfect for spa weekends or wedding party accommodations. Shangri-La Springs is located at 27750 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. For more information call 239-949-0749 or visit www.ShangriLaSprings.com