CAPE MAY — People throughout the world have consumed tea for millennia, to soothe their spirits, enliven their day, or perhaps share a treasured moment of conversation with a loved one. Not only is tea the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water, it can be found in almost 80 percent of all U.S. households. It is the only beverage commonly served hot or iced, anytime, anywhere, for any occasion.
Find out more about tea, its taste and its fascinating history during a lecture and tea tasting sponsored by the Friends of the Physick Estate, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave.
All About Tea with Jessica Litt, the proprietor of House of Tea in Philadelphia, features a discussion of tea and its history, with an explanation of the five types of tea, along with tastings of select teas from The House of Tea, 720 S. 4th St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Admission is $8 for members of the Friends of the Physick Estate and $12 for non-members. Join the Friends group and save on this and future programs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Physick Estate, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC). For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit www.capemaymac.org.
The Friends of the Physick Estate is especially devoted to enhancing the collections of the 1879 Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian House Museum. The Physick Estate has been lovingly preserved to its original splendor. The 18-room Physick House was built in the Stick Style of architecture, and has the trademark design features of renowned Philadelphia architect Frank Furness. The Estate provides an in-depth glimpse of the Victorian period and offers year-round tours and unique living history programs.
MAC is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC’s Web site at www.capemaymac.org.