Asian Art Museum Matcha Event: Tea and Spice

Tea and Spice
[Image by the Asian Art Museum.]

The Asian Art Museum hosts their Matcha event series on the first Thursday of every month, from 5 to 9 in the evening, and it’s that day again. The theme for tonight’s event is Tea and Spice, and I probably can’t describe it any better than they do:

Still dusty from its annual trek to Burning Man, Tealchemy’s Tea Temple will be erected inside the Asian Art Museum for MATCHA. Everyone can sip earthy tea inside this mammoth atmospheric, communal space, which celebrates the centuries-old nomadic trade and travel of the Silk Routes. Elsewhere in the museum, taste teas from India, Persia, and Tibet (courtesy Samovar) or those along China’s Tea and Horse Roads (courtesy Teance).

Discover how these different blends are brewed and grind your own spicy chai (Indian tea), mortar and pestle style. Learn about tea and its cultural influences, see art of the spice routes on a guided tour, and view Power & Glory: Court Arts of China’s Ming Dynasty before it closes (Sept. 21)

So it looks like I can look forward to a nice cup of tea after work today.

The museum is on Larkin next door to Main Library. Admission is $5 after 5 PM, and as they imply up there, for that awesome price you get the run of the museum. The Ming Dynasty exhibit is pretty cool.

3 Comments so far

  1. pnkguru on September 4th, 2008 @ 8:31 pm

    Wonderful- Making tea blends with mortar and pestle! Seems to be good for enjoying an atmosphere that takes you to eternal life!


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