Duration of education: 60 min
Age of participants: for children of grades 6-12 and adults groups
Number of participants: 10-45 participants at a time
Price: 8 € per children
The purpose of the education “Apothecary Treasures of the Gardens of Babylon” is to present multicultural traditions of tea drinking in an architecturally unique environment, to develop the culture of tea drinking, national self-awareness, and to develop imagination.
The history of tea, a common and everyday drink for us today, goes back thousands of years and reveals the cultures of different countries through the rituals of tea drinking. Unique tea-drinking traditions have been nurtured in various countries of the world for a long time, and during education we will disprove the stereotyped opinion that only the English and Chinese know about tea.
During the education “Apothecary Treasures of the Gardens of Babylon”, in the “Babylonian gardens” near Palanga, participants will not only learn many interesting facts about tea, but also taste several types of tea in an exclusive environment, i.e. to the miniatures of the world’s most famous architectural structures, even the music characteristic of that country, thus creating a realistic aesthetic environment of the culture and distinctiveness of the country we are talking about in terms of tea drinking. Education consists of theoretical and practical parts.
During the theoretical part (duration – up to 30 minutes), participants will learn about Chinese (6 different types of tea from the Chinese tea tree), Japanese (Japanese matcha), Indian (masala chai), English (black tea), Egyptian (Jamaican Chinese roses), The culture, history, traditions and significance of herbal teas grown in the Dutch (caramel) and Babylonian gardens spice nursery.
During the practical part (duration – up to 50 minutes), the participants will collect medicinal herbs from the spice garden of the Babylon Gardens to make home-made tea, they will have to come up with a name for it. During the practical program, the participants will learn about the traditional tea plants grown in Lithuania, their effects and flavors.