Sunday, February 15, 2009

Scouting for Tea

I'm a Girl Scout leader and at our last meeting I taught the girls all about tea. I was pretty nervous about how it would go and if they would interested at all. To my delight, they were enthralled. I explained a bit on the history of tea and then showed them all of my teaware. I brewed some of each major type of tea so that they could try them. They absolutely loved watching me make matcha but hated how it tastes. Oolong was the crowd favorite by far and they thought my yixing and aroma cups were very cool. Cleanup was a pain but it was worth it to have a whole troop of teenagers get excited about tea :).

2 comments:

  1. i WISH someone had done that when i was in girl scouts. all i retained was how to shut off the water from an overflowing toilet!

    sounds like a great lesson- no wonder they enjoyed it so much.

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  2. They definately did. Some are even begging to have a trip to see a "real" tea ceremony. I'm working it all into doing another meeting for learning about each other's cultures. I don't really have one to speak of so I picked tea as a cultural element that I actually know enough about.

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