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Asia Society Members:
$50 individual $75 couple
$75 individual $100 couple
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 6:30-8:30pm
Celebrate National Hot Tea Month at this special evening! Learn about and taste teas from around the globe, including white, green, matcha, oolong, black, and dark varieties. Discover how they are similar and different from each other, and learn how to best brew each style for optimum flavor.
Kim McHugh, the owner of McHugh Tea Room and the only certified Tea Blending Master in Texas, will provide an interactive presentation on the history of tea, its multicultural journeys, and tea tasting traditions. Learn about the health benefits of tea and how tea can be used to nourish the body.
Nina Shimaguchi, Asia Society Texas Center's Japanese Outreach Initiative coordinator, will demonstrate a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, after which participants will try their hand at making matcha tea.
Registration includes tastings, sweets, tea-infused snacks, and a gift tea set for each guest.
About Kim McHugh and McHugh Tea Room
McHughTEA is the first tea room in the history of Bellaire, Texas, specializing in organic teas from around the world. This family-owned business began in 2010 with an online tea store, TrueLeafTea.com created by Certified Tea Specialist and Tea Blending Master, Kim McHugh. After many trips to England, the dream of creating an upscale, organic tea room that specialized in serving the highest quality organic teas supplemented by a variety of freshly made foods became a shared dream by the entire family.
The goal for the family was to provide a peaceful place where people could meet, explore the world of exotic teas and sample freshly prepared salads, pastries and desserts that would exceed their expectations.
About Nina Shimaguchi
Nina Shimaguchi was born in Osaka, Japan. When she was seven, she had her first opportunity to speak with English-speaking people. Though she could only introduce herself, she was surprised and happy to communicate in another language. Nina became interested in English and pursued international studies. While a student at Ritsumeikan University, she joined a program for international students to study Japanese and experience Japanese culture. As a result of this enjoyable volunteer experience, she went on to work in customer service for a hotel in Kyoto after graduation, helping to introduce Japanese culture to visitors from around the world. However, eventually she felt she wanted to share Japanese culture on a greater and deeper scale. Now, her aim is to create as many fans of Japan in Texas as possible and help people enjoy experiencing Japanese culture. Nina ultimately hopes that through her programs, more people will want to visit Japan.
Major support for Education & Outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., and The Houston Endowment. Additional funding also provided by the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, as well as through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. The Tea Seminar and Tasting is made possible with the support of Ephesus Investments, LLC.
Coloring with a Cause
Thursday, April 23, 2020
$25 per person
Friends, we're having wine, tea, food, adult coloring and ... PRIZES! YES! Lots of door prizes and an evening of fun, all to assist Houston Cares Animal Rescue, formally known as Westbury C.A.R.E. (Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts), to start our 2020 year!
Come to color or just to support this amazing event and the volunteers at Houston Cares Animal Rescue who are tirelessly committed to rescuing animals in the Houston area.
This event fills up fast. Ticket sales are for charity and cannot be refunded. Tickets made be given to another person to use if you can't attend. Raffle tickets may be purchased via credit card or cash. 100% of the money collected goes to Houston Cares Animal Rescue.
Please check out our generous donors that have provided amazing goods and services that make this event so successful! We appreciate you all SO MUCH!!! XOXO!!!
LaserGirl Skincare & Medspa, The Best Little Dog House In Texas, Boon Pet Care, Cynthia Jones with Women's Health Initiative - Houston, McHughTEA Room, True Leaf Tea Company, Annamarie Edstron (fabulous Houston Cares volunteer), Kim Tonks Photography, Shauna Sullivan Photography, Raven's Legacy, Debbie Gersh - Creativities.
Wanna be a PRIZE DONOR?
1. Anyone is welcome to donate items or services! Nothing is too big or small!! Items must be submitted to the tea room or to Kerry Adams of Houston Cares Animal Rescue no later than the MORNING of 4/23/20.
2. Donors will have their name and/or business name in the next newsletter, on all social media, on the big screen in the tea room the week of the event for ALL customers to see and on the "walk of fame" sidewalk at the tea room (weather permitting.)
3. Door Prize Donors are welcome to the event so we can show you off!! We'll put a glass of wine in your left hand and introduce you to lots of folks who will want to thank you and shake your right hand. : )
5. Please share this event with your friends! We love YOU for helping make this great and want to support businesses who support animal rescue! Call or email the tea room and we'll help you organize ANY kind of donation to get the most bang for your buck.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE ITEMS FOR THE RAFFLE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT firstname.lastname@example.org. 100% of the proceeds go to help the animals of Houston Cares Animal Rescue and you will have ample advertising in our newsletter, website, social media and email lists!
Special Note: Houston Shelters are at a breaking point. There are literally thousands of perfectly loving and healthy dogs and cats being killed every week due to overcrowding. Fosters are desperately needed at this time. Please consider temporarily opening your heart and home to save lives this summer. There is NO cost to you to foster. Vetting, food, etc... are provided by Houston CARES.