If there's a central concept that binds modern thought toward food, it's understanding—understanding how food is produced and what the implications of those processes are, culturally and politically, as well as how those processes affect flavors and textures. Even the localism movement is more about understanding food than simply supporting local economies.
Today, you have the opportunity to learn more about a historically complex food product with a rich cultural history: tea.
Swing by Le Cafe de Paris and take part in Understanding the Tea Leaf, a 90-minute workshop that will teach participants about how tea leaves become tea and the different processes used by the various top tea-producing countries. Participants will also receive samples to take home.
The workshop starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $20. But let's be super clear: this is a "tea workshop," not a "tea party," meaning if you absolutely must come in costume, a tweed jacket and meerschaum pipe are far more appropriate than a tri-corner hat.