Past Events

Sustaining the Global Tea Industry in the Modern Open Market


ceylonThursday, May 4th 

4-5:30 p.m.

Social Sciences & Humanities 2203, UC Davis

Guest speaker:

Dhanusha Karaunaratne, Ceylon Tea Commissioner—China, Sri Lanka Embassy, Beijing 

Will the global tea industry be sustainable in open market economies? How best to market tea — as a tea brand or an agricultural product? 

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Chai Why? The Making of the Indian "National Drink"


Tuesday, April 11 2017

5:30-7 p.m.

Memorial Union Garisson Rm, UC Davis

Guest speaker

Philip Lutgendorf, professor of Hindi and modern Indian studies at the University of Iowa, discusses the history of "Chai" as well as the mass popularization through innovations in marketing and manufacturing. 

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Tea and Terroir: Kevin Gascoyneleaves


Friday, November 4th 

12-1:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Garisson Rm, UC Davis

British tea taster Kevin Gascoyne has been avidly involved in the tea industry for decades. Living in Montréal, he is one of the taster/owners of the company Camellia Sinensis. He lectures internationally and runs two tea schools, offers a wide selection of workshops, field consultations, and seminars. His talk focuses on the effects of terroir on the flavors of tea.

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