There are so many reasons to celebrate tea in March: the nearby arrival of spring (yay flowering tea!), Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland (will you be having your own mad tea party?), and the 2nd birthday of the teaspoons & petals blog. Hooray!
But let's get to the heart of the matter, the events!
If you call the city of brotherly love your home, then please join me at two tea events that I am organizing and hosting:
A Mad Tea Party at the Rosenbach Museum
A Mad Tea Party invites museum-goers to celebrate Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, examine a first edition copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland up-close, sample unique teas from Cha Cha Tea and NecessiTea, learn how to brew the perfect cup, and view several tea sets from the Rosenbach's collection. Scott Chamberlin Hoyt, the director of the documentary The Meaning of Tea and I will be hosting the tea party and sharing a bit about the important role that tea plays in our fast-paced daily lives, our personal journeys with tea, etc. Scott Hoyt will also be screening the trailer of his film and I will be introducing my spring line of haiku teacups that are inspired by Alice in Wonderland.
When: March 3rd 6pm-8pm
Where: The Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Admission: A Mad Tea Party is free with museum admission, registration required. Admission to the Rosenbach is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for children under 5. To register, please contact Mary Duffy, Development Associate, at (215) 732-1600 ext. 123 or email@example.com. For additional information, visit www.rosenbach.org.
Exclusive screening of the tea
documentary, The Meaning Of Tea at Tbar
Treat yourself to a special screening of the tea documentary, The Meaning Of Tea, a film that travels through India, Japan, Taiwan, Morocco, England, France, Ireland, and even Tea, South Dakota asking a variety of people about their relationship to tea as a beverage, a means of relaxation, and a way of life. Meet the director, Scott Hoyt, and sample complimentary teas from Tbar. Tbar will also have their entire selection of delicious loose tea, specialty beverages and edible goodies for sale. The screening will begin at 7pm and will be followed by an exclusive Q&A session with Scott Hoyt. This is the first time the film will be screened in its entirety in Philadelphia.
When: March 4th 6pm-7pm Meet director, Scott Hoyt, & sample tea 7pm-8:30 Screening of the film followed by Q&A with the director
Where: Tbar 117 South 12th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 www.tbarteas.comAdmission: free
Although, if you have rested your roots in the island of New York, then please come to:Asia Society on Thursday, March 17 for a tea tasting, reception, and screening of the acclaimed documentary film The Meaning of Tea with filmmaker Scott Hoyt, author Phil Cousineau, and renowned tea authority James Norwood Pratt.
TEA AND THE WORLD: The Meaning of Tea
Registration: 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Film Screening and Q&A: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Book Signing and Tea Tasting Reception: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Hope some of you can join me for for these tea-tastic events! If not, then make sure to set aside some time to throw your own tea party to celebrate spring's arrival (well, it's only a little over a month away)!