Academia & Science
Japan Room Lecture: Nazani Tea Time from Ancient Greece to Mugicha
29 October 2019
Lodge Room No 11, The Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ
020 3075 1996
Free for Japan Society members
Booking essential: Please book online here
Booking deadline: Friday 25 October
Guest Speaker: Arleen Ouzounian, Founder of Nazani Tea
Book Presentation: The Sphinxing Rabbit by Pauline Chakmakjian, MA
For all tea lovers, Nazani Tea will host an evening bridging the tea and infusion traditions of the East and West. Though Nazani Tea has a wide award-winning range of infusions, the evening will focus on Kykeon (both modern and traditional recipes), an ancient Greek blend commonly drunk 2,500 years ago, resurrected and sold for the first time in modern history, as well as Nazani Tea’s roasted spring barley, also originally from ancient Greece but now well-known as mugicha in Japan. The health benefits and the importance of herbal infusions and flowers will also be covered. Nazani Tea will gift tea samples for the enjoyment of all attendees to take away with them as we move to present the publication of the host’s first book of a series of ten books planned, The Sphinxing Rabbit: Her Sovereign Majesty.
Nazani Tea is based on the three principles of luxury, integrity and elegance. Nazani Tea is focused on resurrecting ancient herbal blends and bringing new concepts to the UK such as colour-changing infusions and a new type of mint. Nazani Tea’s wild mountain mint (from Armenia), organic olive leaf (from Naxos, Greece), organic chamomile (from Scotland) and both Kykeon™ blends have won Great Taste Awards from the Guild of Fine Food.
Please let us know if you would like to take an optional tour of the Freemasons’ Hall at 5.15 for 5.30pm.
Host: Pauline Chakmakjian, Visit Kyoto Ambassador.
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In association with The Japan Room and Nazani Tea.