I put together a program for the library called the "Mad Hatter's Tea Tasting" to celebrate Hot Tea month. The goal was to have the participants try up to 10 different teas and tisanes and learn a bit about the world-famous beverage. I offered 25 tickets for a $3.00 donation each, selling 5 for an overage in case some people didn't show up. Half the tickets sold in a day, the other half by the end of the week. It appeared this was a popular idea and the pressure was on to make it a good event!
Since this was a learning opportunity, I made some infographics outlining the important facts I wanted them to know (not bad for a self-taught amateur on Publisher, eh?):
|Basic facts on tea.|
|If it's not Camellia sinensis, it's not tea.|
|Little extras to think about|
|Everybody scoping out and pouring their tea.|
|Mingling and conversations happened around the decorated tables.|
|There were some wonderful hats and fascinators!|
While everyone was tasting the teas and talking about it, my daughter and a friend's son put cookies on napkins on my three-tier tea cart and pushed it around to offer snacks.
|Isn't she pretty?|
These are the teas we served: Earl Grey, Emperor's Pu-erh, Oolong, Jasmine Green, Masala Chai, Earl of Harlem, Chamomile, Sleepy Time, Peppermint, and Rooibos. I wanted everyone to try something a little bit exotic, maybe out of their comfort zone, and expand their horizons.
Then... there was the photobooth! So much fun!
|My family (big cheesy grin)! They're so supportive. |
I'm at the top, then clockwise: grandma, sister, daughter, aunt and mom.
|The Mad Hattress and the Mad Hatter|
While there were some logistical things that can be corrected if we do this again, I would consider it a rousing success!!
Hooray for Tea!!!!