Over the Teacups

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Tea Clubs: The New College Group

Posted on | March 12, 2012 | Comments

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When you head off to college in the fall, you’ll be inundated with information about the various student organizations on campus. You’ll be able to immerse yourself in everything from sports to crafts; from politics to religion. If you have an interest, chances are you can find a student group to match it.

College is a time when you should be exploring all that life has to offer. Rather than sitting in your dorm room with your nose stuffed into a book, get out onto the green and find out what opportunities college life can give you! One of the newest clubs to crop up around college campuses is the “Tea Club”. But what is it, exactly?

If you have a love for the hot drink, you probably already know that it comes in loose and packaged forms. Did you know, though, that tea can be harvested in different regions of the world? Do you know how to enjoy tea with all of your senses? Tea clubs give those who love the drink, and those who want to love the drink, a chance to learn all there is to know about tea, where it comes from and how it can be enjoyed.

Here are a few college campuses that have established tea clubs:

Clark College

The club at Clark dedicates itself to gathering and learning about teas from across the globe. Group members can learn how tea is cultivated, harvested and served in various regions around the world.

Boston University

You can find a meeting of BU’s tea club at the Howard Thurman Center every Monday from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Students, both tea novices and enthusiasts, gather to learn more about tea and the regions of the world that it comes from. If you don’t have time on Mondays, there are just under a dozen great cafés in the city that serve an excellent cup of tea.

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York University

Group members use this club as a means of bridging the gap between the young and old in the area. Going strong for over 20 years, the club meets on Mondays and, each term, offers an off-campus trip. Join the group for tea, biscuits and chat; you might even catch a game of Bingo if you get lucky!

Tea clubs are quickly gaining popularity among student groups at colleges across the country. If you love tea, use your interest as a way to meet other, like-minded people!

Andrea Miller is an intern earning his online masters in public relations from home.

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Marcella Farina
Marcella Farina

I love this idea -- a tea club! A great way for college students to relax and expand their worldly knowledge. Penn State University actually has a Tea Institute on Campus. Check out their facebook page.