Tea & Poetry

Sunday, October 1, 2017 through Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lan Su Chinese Garden presents Tea & Poetry at Lan Su, a series of events and activities celebrating poetry, tea, and tea arts. 

Held at Lan Su Chinese Garden all October long, this is the seventh successive annual tea celebration for the two organizations. The cultural variety, educational focus, and fun tea activities have become increasingly popular over the years for Portland residents and visitors to the garden. During the month of October, special Tea & Poetry activities include: 

Gongfu Tea Ceremony & Demonstration—Monday, October 2, 16, 23 & 30 at 11 a.m.

Teas of Mystery with The Tao of Tea—Fridays in October at 1 p.m.

Tea Tastings—Saturdays in October, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Steeped in Words Poetry Series—Saturday, October 7, 14, 21, 28 & Sunday, October 8 at 1 p.m.

Tea Travels with The Tao of Tea—Sunday, October 8, 15 & 22 at 3 p.m.

See a full schedule of events at lansugarden.org/eventcalendar »


Tea & Poetry Related Programing


Tea Tasting

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Explore the many different tastes of tea. Learn how to recognize the key flavor notes of different tea blends and explore traditional tea preparation techniques.

Steeped in Words Poetry Series

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Lan Su will host a weekly series of poetry readings in October in conjunction with Tea & Poetry at Lan Su, a month-long celebration of tea and poetry in the garden.

Teahouse Menu

Before your next visit, download the menu from The Tao of Tea Teahouse. The menu includes several different types of tea including oolong, green, black and white teas; snacks and light meals; and information of how the styles of tea service highlight the taste of each blend.

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