An October Infused with Cultural Experiences and Wrapped Around a Tea Cup
October 1-‐‑31, 2012
Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one.
-‐‑-‐‑ Chinese Proverb
The Chinese have enjoyed tea for millennia. Scholars hailed the brew as a cure for a
variety of ailments; the nobility considered tea consumption a mark of status and the
common people simply enjoyed its flavor.
In October, visitors to Lan Su Chinese Garden can participate in all kinds of tea activities
and experiences, including:
Display of antique and unique Chinese teapots All month
Gongfu Tea Demonstration Mondays at 11 a.m.
Tea for the Season -‐‑ Tea & Chinese Medicine Talk Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
Create your own tea blend Fridays at 1 p.m.
Tea talks and demonstrations – featuring a new tea each week Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Steeped in Words – Poetry & Tea Sundays at 2 p.m.
Visit www.lansugarden.org for complete schedule and details. All activities free with admission
The Tao of Tea, operator of Lan Su Chinese Garden’s Teahouse, is offering two
opportunities for private tea tasting and tea talks on Thursdays, October 11 & 18, 6:30 -‐‑
8:00 p.m. Limited reservations are $25 and must be confirmed in advance by calling The
Tao of Tea at 503.224.8455.
The “Essence of Tea” is sponsored by The Tao of Tea. Additional cultural programming is
presented in partnership with Red Robe Cafe, the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
and local published poets.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Location: 239 NW Everett St., Portland 97209. Admission: $9.50
general with reduced rates for students, seniors & special family rate. Access: Walk from
downtown core. Close to all MAX lines and bus mall. Plenty of on-‐‑street parking. Amenities:
Authentic Teahouse (no reservations required) and Garden Shop.
2012 Community Events Sponsors –
Meyer Memorial Trust and The Collins Foundation