Events Calendar
Academic Calendar
left arrow January 2018 right arrow
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
     
             

View Events By Category

Today at BMCC Travel Directions BMCC Area Map

 To submit an event for the calendar email publicaffairs@bmcc.cuny.edu.

Asian Heritage Month: Tea Tasting

April 26
2:00 PM — 4:00 PM
Outside Room S343 (S300 South)

Faculty, staff and students can sample and learn about the medicinal benefits of green, black and white tea originating from Asia.

History of Tea
Tea originated in Southwest China, where it was used as a medicinal drink. It was popularized as a recreational drink during the Chinese Tang dynasty (618–907 AD), and tea drinking spread to other East Asian countries. Portuguese priests and merchants introduced it to Europe during the 16th century. During the 17th century, drinking tea became fashionable among Britons, who started large-scale production and commercialization of the plant in India to bypass the Chinese monopoly.

Health Benefits of Tea
It turns out that tea does contain substances that have been linked to a lower risk for heart disease, cancer, and other health problems.

 

See a complete list of Asian Heritage month events.

 

 

 

 

Back

  • BMCC logo
The City University of New York

Borough of Manhattan Community College
The City University of New York
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007
212-220-8000 | Directory

Text Only Version