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Tea: The Elixir of the East (NTEA)
Start Date:Thursday, February 1 (1 meetings)Location: 143, LHS
Instructor: Paul Angiolillo Meeting Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuition: $25($25 for seniors)Status: Running/Still Openings

Tea is the most-popular drink in the world--and its popularity keeps growing, as more and more people discover its rich aromas and stimulating qualities. Like wines, all teas come from a single plant (camellia sinensis)--yet there are hundreds of varieties, from spicy blacks and plumy oolongs to toasted whites and delicate greens. We'll sample at least nine top-quality teas from the best tea growers in the world. You'll also learn how to make your own chai and other flavored tea beverages and you’ll take home plenty of tea samples. Sweet and savory snacks will complement the tastings. Bring a couple of your favorite cups to the class. A $3 food fee is payable to the instructor.

Paul Angiolillo discovered the contemplative pleasures and soothing benefits of tea as an undergraduate at Yale U. in the 1970s. Since then, he has expanded his interest in this world's most-popular drink (after water), while working as a journalist and an editor. To gain more experience in fine teas, he has also worked at Upton Tea Imports (Holliston MA). Today, Paul teaches tea-tasting classes in adult-ed programs throughout the Greater Boston Area.