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Tea: Tradition and Medicine

Saturday, January 30, 2021 |
3:00PM - 3:45PM ET

This is a virtual event.
A metal teapot with repousse design


Virtual Event - Penn Museum


Ancient Chinese medicine teaches that plants, herbs, and roots hold particular health and wellness benefits, with properties to aid digestion, boost lung function, promote circulation, and more. Central to Chinese wellness traditions, tea leaves have been harvested from the evergreen Camellia sinensis plant, native to East Asia, for nearly 5,000 years.

Join Victor H. Mair, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, and Tracey Wang Stuligross, owner of TranquiliTEA Temple, to learn the history of tea and its medicinal properties. Enjoy a demonstration of traditional Chinese tea preparation after the presentation.

Purchase a Handmade History Kit: Wellness Tea to gain free access to this program on top of some DIY fun! Kits will be available for purchase at our online Museum Shop starting January 14.

$5 Adult | Free with the purchase of a Handmade History Kit

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*Wellness Tea Kits will be available for purchase January 14