Best Tea in the World (guest post)

We’d like to thank education.com for this post. They have contributed a nice activity that can be linked to Geography while having a fun tea party with a variety of tea from around the world. Hope you like it as much as we did.

 

Best Tea In the World

Invite some of your child’s friends over for a series of international tea parties where you feature various teas from around the world. Find and save your favorite recipes, and enjoy cookies and biscuits with the wonderful company.

 

What You Need:

  • Tea cups
  • Tea pot and/or kettle
  • Different kinds of tea
  • Different kinds of cookies or various ingredients

 

What To Do:

  1. If you and your child like to bake, make some of your favourite treats or find some biscuits from around the world in your local grocery store.
  2. Buy various teas from around the world. Here are some great suggestions of diverse flavored teas to try:
    1. Noon Chai (from Pakistan): pistachios, cinnamon, Bengali tea, cardamom, almonds, milk, and salt.
    2. Masala Chai (from India): cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, pepper, and milk.
    3. Pearl Milk Tea a.k.a. Bubble Tea (from Taiwan): fruit, tea, milk, and chewy tapioca balls, served cold.
    4. Maghreb Mint (from Morocco): mint leaves in green tea with sugar.
    5. Po Cha (from Tibet): yak butter, black tea, salt, and milk.
    6. Cha Yen (from Thailand): condensed milk, sugar, Ceylan tea, and evaporated milk (served with ice).
    7. Matcha (from Japan): powdered green tea and water.
    8. British Tea (from England): black tea, sugar, water, and milk.
  3. If you’re having issues finding these teas, you can try to find alternatives.
  4. Have a series of tea parties with your child and her friends. Feature a different tea and matching snacks at each tea party. At each party, talk about the culture from which the tea originates.

 

Enrichment/Variations/Modifications:

  • If you don’t have the time to have 10 different tea parties with your child and her friends, spread out over a few months, have one tea party that features all of the drinks and their snacks. Talk about each culture. Print flags that match each tea.
  • Talk about trading and the economy in the area. Mention the environment as well. See if you can relate the different types of teas to their environments.
  • Go to a local ceramic painting store with the students before the “tea party.” Paint your own tea cups or coffee mugs to use during the party. If you want to go after the tea party, have them paint a theme onto the cup that represents the country that had their favorite tea.

 

 

Let us know what you thought and if you try the tea party, what combinations you try.

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