By Katie As our exhibition draws to a close in the next few weeks, it’s time to take a look back at everything our team has accomplished this year. From creating a catalog to installing an exhibition, running social media sites to devising education events, this year has been full of surprises and learning opportunities… Continue reading There and Back Again: The Tea Team’s Tale
By Margaux You dreamt of it, the Tea Crew did it. Sit down comfortably, brew yourself a cuppa, and enjoy reading the answers of these ten, non-essential questions about your favourite beverage. How the heck does tea grow? Let’s start with a simple one. That’s a long story that I’ll try to sum up for… Continue reading 10 questions about tea you may or may not have asked yourself
By Katie Have you ever wondered how your favorite cup of Jasmine tea gets its flavor? Or how tea companies get a cup of lavender tea to taste like, well, lavender? The process itself is actually really simple and relies on tea’s hygroscopic “quali-teas.” Hygroscopic means that a substance easily absorbs moisture and aromas from… Continue reading To Scent? Or Not to Scent?
By Tessa If you’re wondering what to do for this year’s Mother’s Day, why not say thanks to your mum with a nice Afternoon Tea! Tea, cakes and sandwiches are a must – the teapot warmer purely a matter of taste What is Afternoon Tea? Afternoon Tea was introduced in the 1840s by high-society ladies… Continue reading An Afternoon Treat for Mother’s Day
By Sophie Tonight, we open our exhibition doors to the public for the first time! Since September we have all been working hard researching, planning and designing the exhibition and it has finally reached the climax! We have spent the past week running around getting the displays installed, panels mounted, and tea poured ready for… Continue reading Installation week: through the looking glass
By Azam Milk with two sugars, an almost traditionally British way to take your tea. Yet in some parts of the world, having tea with milk is considered odd, some would even raise an eyebrow at adding sugar. After all, the addition of milk and sugar was a British way of taking tea, following the… Continue reading Around the World in (Eight-Tea) Five Ways
By Aren Upcycling with Tea: Valentine Heart Garland Reduce, reuse, recycle… upcycle! Upcycling is the creative processes of giving used materials a new life. Instead of throwing your tea bags away, save them to create a Valentine Heart Garland to decorate for Valentine’s Day! Step 1: Use and save your circular tea bags. Let them… Continue reading Upcycling with Tea: Valentine Heart Garland
By Jasmine This year, in the Year of the Pig, Chinese New Year is observed between the 5th and the 19th of February. Chinese New Year, also referred to as the Spring Festival, is the most important holiday and festival period in China. Unlike in Western society, years do not begin on the 1st of… Continue reading Happy New Year: 新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè)!
Throwback on our first semester of Exhibition Design