Yesterday Los Angeles reinvented High Tea with a 21th century version called a Tea Tasting Party. Yes there were the sweets and tasties associated with High Tea but also Reggae music provided by Compton Lion.
The event, held at the California Science Center, attracted a large crowd of mostly young people who took part in costume contests, raffles, comedian entertainment while tasting some forty different teas from many different countries. Actually it proved to be a carnival with a tea based theme.
Besides the traditional desserts of such goodies as Earl Grey shortbread cookies, fruit platters and chocolate pudding cups there were food trucks and vendors with with food from many different cultures.
The Tea Tasting Party also served as introduction of the Tea Book which in future months will be marketed as book containing a huge collection of teas from Asian countries.
The Party started at 6:30 and lasted well past 9:30 p.m. as the music played on with Irish Rock, Indian Classical and finally a High Tea Quartet.