Still dusty from its annual trek to Burning Man, Tealchemy’s Tea Temple will be erected inside the Asian Art Museum for MATCHA. Everyone can sip earthy tea inside this mammoth atmospheric, communal space, which celebrates the centuries-old nomadic trade and travel of the Silk Routes. Elsewhere in the museum, taste teas from India, Persia, and Tibet (courtesy Samovar) or those along China’s Tea and Horse Roads (courtesy Teance).
Discover how these different blends are brewed and grind your own spicy chai (Indian tea), mortar and pestle style. Learn about tea and its cultural influences, see art of the spice routes on a guided tour, and view Power & Glory: Court Arts of China’s Ming Dynasty before it closes (Sept. 21).
MATCHA is the perfect way to get your monthly arts and culture fix. Watch performances, stroll the galleries, create art, mingle over cocktails, enjoy music, and more. Check out the season schedule.
MATCHA: Tea & Spice
Thursday, Sept 4, 5:00-9:00 pm
Asian Art Museum
Special MATCHA Offer: CAAM Members receive a 20% discount off basic Asian Art Museum membership during MATCHA! Visit the Membership Desk at the front of the museum to sign up for more information!
Active $52 (Orig. $65)
Family & Friends $68 (Orig. $85)
Contributor $100 (Orig. $125)
Basic Benefits Include
Free, unlimited admission for two
Priority, express entry
Member exhibition previews
10% discount at the Museum Store
Reduced ticket prices for lectures, public programs, films, special events
Subscription to Treasures, our members’ magazine
Special discount offers for Asian Art Museum members
Discount offer valid with current CAAM membership at the Student/Senior level and higher and is available only onsite during MATCHA