A Tea Tasting Steeped in History
Adult Enrichment / Food & Drink -
Come explore the fascinating history of the world’s most-popular beverage—from China, Tibet, and India, to England, Russia, and the U.S. Along the way, we’ll learn about the many types of tea, tips and hints for brewing it well, health benefits—and how tea influenced cultural mores, craftsmanship, and politics. Tuition includes a selection of five fine loose-leaf tea samples (with instructions on brewing) for safe pickup in Arlington to enjoy before, during, or after class. The samples will include teas that will be discussed in context throughout the talk. Pickup directions will be sent out to registered students starting one week prior to the class date.
Photo: 17th century Qing Dynasty porcelain teapot. Courtesy of the Met
Paul Angiolillo is a long-time tea connoisseur who has worked at Upton Tea Imports, a major purveyor of fine loose-leaf teas. He has lectured on the history of tea and held tea-tastings at the Peabody-Essex Museum and other venues.