Journey into the World of Tea | Chinese Oolong and Pu-erh Teas at Grace Farms

Grace Farms 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan

Explore the fascinating world of oolongs and pu-erh, tasting samples of green oolongs form Taiwan, dark oolongs from China, and compare the stark differences between a raw and a cooked-pu-erh. Journey into the World of Tea is a tranquil and in-depth exploration of tea offering guests a taste of different notable varietals from cultures around the world, examples of demonstrations, and more. This six-part series is led by Tea Expert and Educator, Frank Kwei. Frank Kwei welcomes the public with a simple cup of tea and invites them into a deeper appreciation of the intentionality of SANAA’s architecture and the impact of the Foundation’s work to advance good in the world. Before joining Grace Farms, Frank co-founded and managed a boutique tea company based in Brooklyn, New York, and spent several years focused on the sourcing and supply chains for tea ingredients. Frank has brought that experience to the Foundation’s work on ethical and sustainable supply chains across sectors, including tea, coffee, food, and architecture. For more information

$12 – $15

Rum Tasting with Anthony Caporale at The Granite Theater in Westerly

Granite Theater 1 Granite Street, Westgerly, Rhode Island

Join Anthony Caporale, internationally-renowned spirits expert and producer of the hit New York musical "The Imbible: Rum and Pirates," for an evening of rumhistory, science, and of course tastings!  Follow this maritime spirit from its origins in Persia, through the pivotal role it played in forging colonial empires on both sides of the Atlantic by powering the infamous Triangular Trade, to its current status as the second-most popular spirit in the world.  We'll sample three styles of rums and explore the differences in how they're made as well as how they taste.  Whether you're already a rum fan or if you'd like to become one, you won't want to miss this captivating cane spirits master class!  For more information

$60

Dusty Booze: In Search of Vintage Spirits | Illustrated Talk and Tasting

Mill Hill Historic Park 2 East Wall Street, Norwalk

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, in collaboration with the Norwalk Historical Society, presents award-winning author Aaron Goldfarb for an illustrated talk and book signing titled, Dusty Booze: In Search of Vintage Spirits. Spirits tasting and a signature cocktail will be offered following the presentation courtesy of SoNo 1420 America’s Maritime Distillery, South Norwalk, CT. Mr. Goldfarb’s book, published by Abrams Books, will be available for purchase at the event through Diane’s Books, Greenwich, CT. From secluded NY cellars to Hollywood vaults this journey in search of vintage spirits will captivate our lecture goers as it taps into a secret world of collecting hidden-away and, at times, priceless liquor filled with history and mystery. —Kathy Olsen, LMMM Lecture Chair For more information

$35 – $45