Sweet re-leaf: ArCuB tea house takes center stage

Newsroom 27/05/2013 | 12:05

Two centuries ago, Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, transformed her hunger into a fashionable social event, which endures even now: five o’clock tea. Tea is definitely “hot” these days. Despite the recent invasion of our high streets by big brand coffee houses, tea rooms have staged a comeback, often in unconventional spaces. The ArCuB tea house is an example, a tiny, all-white tea room opened in the foyer of the ArCuB hall.

In this tea house you can spice up your senses with different types of tea, from energy boosters to relaxing brews or blends with long-term benefits. Here, you can discover in detail the Story of Tea, from Buddhist spiritual ceremonies related to plants bathed in boiling water to the social event, five o’clock tea.

In terms of tea varieties, there is Geisha Tea, Kings Tea, Nights in Paris Tea, and also flavor combinations such as bamboo, rose petals and pieces of peach, black and white teas, drinks served after Japanese rites or in Russian samovars. Everything is brought together in an elegant enjoyment of the “stage of the senses”.

If the solution for the Duchess’s complaint of “having that sinking feeling” was a pot of tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon, you can wipe out the same feeling before one of ArCuB’s shows. You never know what personality from the art world may be there, enjoying a brew and willing to share some thoughts with you over a cuppa!

Address: Batistei 14, first floor.


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