How did tea become the second most popular drink in the world? Let’s discuss!

Presented by Camillia Sinensis

More people in the world drink tea than any other beverage, except for water. Why is this? How did this brown leaf water become so popular? We present some history and speculation.

This presentation is part of the Saturday afternoon High Tea special event. Click HERE for details and tickets to the Exposition High Tea.

Camillia Sinensis (AKA Erika Jarden) has been serving tea to the Steampunk community for 10 years. Somehow, despite all the challenges in setting up a tea in various locations (under the sea, on the moon, at a garden party, in a haunted courthouse) she manages to provide refreshment for all who come through the door.

Erika Jarden has been obsessed with tea since her first cuppa with her greatgran, many many years ago. Not content with just consuming it, she’s studied the history and botany of tea for most of her life.


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