Join us for a daily break the week of March 8~12 and learn about the many forms of tea and tea cultures in Asia!

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Live Events

Monday, March 8 @12:00 PM (PST)
Boba Time: A Conversation with Professor Yong Chen and Audrey Fong
Yong Chen is a professor of History and author of Chop Suey, USA.  He is currently doing a research project on the international travels of foods/dishes/beverages from Taiwan. Audrey Fong is the social media and digital content coordinator for the School of Humanities. She is one half of the boba blogging duo, @bobabitchess.
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Thursday, March 11 @1:00 PM (PST)
Tea Talk: Explore Pu'er Tea with Author Lisa See and Chef Jessica VanRoo
In this dynamic presentation with author Lisa See, Professor Judy Wu, and Chef Jessica VanRoo, you will learn about the role of Pu’er tea in Chinese culture and society. You will also learn how to steep tea correctly, how to smoke chicken at home, and how to make tea eggs and Pu'er shortbread cookies.
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Thursday, March 11 @5:00 PM (PST)
Lisa See, "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane"
Author Lisa See will read from her novel, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” and discuss the role of tea in her fiction with Professor Yong Chen.
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Friday, March 12 @12:00 PM (PST)
Put the Kettle On: Talk Tea with Humanities Center
Take a lunch break with the Humanities Center faculty and staff to share your stories about tea (or coffee)!
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Pre-recorded Events


Persian Teatime with Prof. Touraj Daryaee
Prof. Daryaee will discuss Persian tea culture and demonstrate how to prepare tea.
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Chinese Tea Rituals with Jessica Chen
Jessica Chen, who comes from a family of tea growers, will demonstrate typical Chinese tea rituals.
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A Brief Steep on Japanese Tea with Adam Jacobson
Join us for a look at Japanese tea, its history, variants, cultivation, and more! We will look at how Japan took green tea from China and exploded it into a whole other realm. We will also discuss how tea is affected by (or affects) social classes and culture.
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