Virtual program

Learn about the history of tea at the virtual Tavern Tastings program

Brew a pot of your favorite tea and join Catherine Prescott of the Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center and Mary Tsaltas-Ottomanelli of the Fraunces Tavern Museum in exploring the history of tea at ‘Tavern Tastings: Tea’!

In this virtual program, Prescott and Tsaltas-Ottomanelli will discuss the drink’s journey from Asia to Europe and the Americas, as well as its unique role in the American Revolution and the founding of the United States. They will also share details about the types of tea available to Colonial Americans and how tea would have been served and consumed in homes and taverns of the time.

“Tavern Tastings,” now in its second season, is KTM & HC’s popular collaboration program with New York’s Fraunces Tavern Museum. Known for its informal, conversational-style format, “Tavern Tastings” is a unique way for attendees to learn about the fascinating historical and cultural contexts around some typical dishes and beverages historically served in taverns in the Connecticut/New York area.

“Tavern Tastings: Tea” will take place via Zoom, and advance registration is required. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $10. register here

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