Tea: The Universal Drink

Instructor:  Nancy Perkins

  • Zoom Class
  • 3 sessions, Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm May 25, June 1, 8
  • $15

In this two day class we will learn the basics of the history of tea, the growth of the ritual of tea, and the appreciation of this drink enjoyed by people from around the world. From a simple pot brewed in a rural Asian village in the 13th century to an elaborate afternoon tea party in present day London or Paris we will discuss the multiple aspects and types of this beverage.

No texts required. However, I suggest all brew a pot of their favorite tea along with a few sweets and join the class. A syllabus including readings, quotes, and recipes will be provided.

I have taught a number of courses at Senior College on a variety of subject matter. I am an inveterate and dedicated tea drinker and have been for many years. I have given a number of tea parties from my college days with teabags and cookies to elaborate teas for over 100 people. I believe that a tea affords a rare opportunity for civilized discussion as well as cementing friendships. We need to learn to take time to share ideas and converse around this civilized ritual.