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Sat, May 18


Staten Island

The Tea Explorers Journey: A cultural Tea Tasting

Transport yourself to the enchanting world of tea at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art on May 18th. Join us for an afternoon of cultural immersion as we explore the origins, uses, and rituals of tea from around the globe.

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The Tea Explorers Journey:  A cultural Tea Tasting
The Tea Explorers Journey:  A cultural Tea Tasting

Time & Location

May 18, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Staten Island, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA

About the event

Jacques Marchais wrote that her first exposure to anything Tibetan was a collection of bronze figurines passed down in her family from her great-grandfather, John Joseph Norman, a merchant from Philadelphia who was active in the tea trade. She describes playing with the figurines like toys as a young girl.

The Tibetan tea ritual, a unique and integral part of Tibetan culture, is more than a beverage. It's a symbol of social interactions, hospitality, and religious ceremonies. In Tibet, tea is not merely a drink; it's a vital component of Buddhist rituals and ceremonies. It's offered to monks and used in various religious practices, symbolizing generosity and a means to accumulate merit. This unique ritual is something you won't want to miss.

Join us for an afternoon tea party at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art on May 18th from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. This event will be a captivating and enlightening journey through the world of tea, exploring its origins, uses, and rituals from around the globe.

Indulge in a selection of Asian teas, each with its unique processing method. Experience a delightful assortment of food, all while honoring the launch of the Jacques Marchais Tea Brand.

Immerse yourself in the art of tea as Miriam Novalle, a renowned "Tea Guru" named by The New York Times, guides us through a rich tapestry of tea history and customs. Gain insights into the costumes and traditions she has collected worldwide.

Enhance this special occasion with formal dress, setting the stage for an afternoon of refined enjoyment. Fine teas will be brewed, and delicate finger sandwiches will be served, allowing you to savor the flavors most exquisitely.

Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity! Space is limited, and the price for this extraordinary experience is $65 per person, $50 for members 

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