The Tea Roads at Pointe-à-Callière

 
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March 20, 2013 – Why not take a journey through the history and culture of tea with The Tea Roads exhibition at the Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History?

The exhibition takes place in the Museum’s Main building (Éperon,) and is a true marriage of tradition and modernity.

Did you know that tea is the world’s most popular beverage? Take this unique opportunity to learn about the full range of cultural practices that go along with drinking this universally consumed beverage.

The historian in you will delight in exploring tea culture in its first appearance in China, and following it on its journey throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe. And for a bit of local history, Montreal represents by adding its own exhibition of tea pots, cups, and carafes, etc., that includes a tea set from 1849 that was unearthed during an archaeological dig carried out by Pointe-à-Callière in 2011.

The Tea Roads exhibition is produced in collaboration with the MuséenationaldesartsasiatiquesGuimet in Paris and other European and Canadian museums, and will run from April 30 to September 29, 2013.