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9.01.2008

matcha: tea & spice, september 4



Bay Area friends, once again, it's time for MATCHA, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco's monthly art/music mixer series. This month's edition, Tea & Spice, will be all about getting your tea on. Sample and sip teas from all over the world, or check out the museum's exhibit, Power and Glory: Court Arts of China's Ming Dynasty, before it closes next month. Here are some details:

MATCHA: Tea & Spice
Thursday, Sept 4, 5:00-9:00 pm
Asian Art Museum
ONLY $5

Still dusty from its annual trek to Burning Man, Tealchemy's Tea Temple will be erected inside the Asian Art Museum for MATCHA. Everyone can sip earthy tea inside this mammoth atmospheric, communal space, which celebrates the centuries-old nomadic trade and travel of the Silk Routes. Elsewhere in the museum, taste teas from India, Persia, and Tibet (courtesy Samovar) or those along China's Tea and Horse Roads (courtesy Teance).

Discover how these different blends are brewed and grind your own spicy chai (Indian tea), mortar and pestle style. Learn about tea and its cultural influences, see art of the spice routes on a guided tour, and view Power & Glory: Court Arts of China's Ming Dynasty before it closes (Sept. 21).

MATCHA is the perfect way to get your monthly arts and culture fix. Watch performances, stroll the galleries, create art, mingle over cocktails, enjoy music, and more. Check out the season schedule.
Should be another cool evening. Make plans to head on over to the Asian Art Museum this Thursday, bring a few friends, and mingle over cocktails (or a hot cup of tea). For more information on MATCHA, go here.