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Unley Museum to be a Hub of Activi-tea with new Exhibition

In exciting news for South Australian tea lovers, the City of Unley Museum will launch its brew-tea-ful exhibition Tea Inspired on Sunday, November 25.

The exhibit, the first-of- its kind in Unley, will feature interactive classes, history, artefacts and tea-inspired artworks by Tristan Louth-Robins and Ray Harris.
 
Unley Museum Curator Karen Paris expects the exhibition will attract tea lovers from all over South Australia.
 
“We are very excited to show the history behind one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea continues to grow in popularity and drinking tea is not only a daily ritual for many, but an important part of our social and cultural fabric,” Ms Paris said.  
 
“Many of the items on display have been loaned to us by locals and volunteers. From Russian Samovas to Chinese Tea-sets, there are some really beautiful artefacts on display. We are proud to be able to showcase many of these for the first time in South Australia.”  
 
After water tea is the most popular drink worldwide and in recent years, it has gained immense admiration in western culture.
 
Offering an interactive experience, Unley Museum has organised tea ceremonies, workshops and blending classes which will be available throughout the exhibition.
 
The team has also enlisted the help of Brewed by Belinda to create its very own signature blend ‘Inspired,’ which will be available for tasting each day. 
 
Launching with a tea party and tasting featuring local expert Stu Hay from the Tea Catcher, the opening day will be an experience for the whole family.
 
For those who enjoy a challenge, there will be quizzes up for grabs. The exhibition is designed to offer an experience that will excite and educate tea lovers while offering an experience that promotes discovery and learning.
 
Tea Inspired will be launched with a free public event on Sunday, November 25. Online bookings are essential.

The exhibition will be on display at the Unley Museum, 80 Edmund Avenue, until Thursday, April 18, 2019.
 
The Unley Museum is open Monday to Wednesday, 10am to 4pm, Thursday 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm.
 
Media Contact:
Erin Thompson, City of Unley Communications Officer, 8372 5183 or 0420 507 599