The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum has partnered with Adventures by the Book for a Chinese Tea Tasting Adventure with the sensational New York Times bestselling author, Lisa See. Lisa will recreate a previous adventure that inspired her latest novel. In her biggest seller, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Lisa introduced the Yao people to her readers. In her new novel, she shares the customs of another Chinese ethnic minority, the Akha, whose world, which has revolved around the ritual and routine of tea farming for generations, will soon change. Inspired by the performance of a Chinese tea ceremony, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane tells the story of a Chinese mother and her daughter separated by circumstances, culture, and distance.
Join us for an evening at SDCHM’s Chuang Archive & Learning Center. Over appetizers and a tasting of traditional Chinese teas hosted by Tranquil Tuesdays, Lisa See will tell us about how she crafted her latest novel and was inspired to interweave the classical culture of tea into the heart of her novel and her characters’ destinies. Includes a hardcover copy of the book, appetizers, Tranquil Tuesdays hosted tea tasting, donation to The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, author talk, book signing, and the chance to meet the author.
Optional Museum Tour | 6:15pm – 6:45 pm
Are you an SDCHM member? You will receive a special discount on tickets (includes books).
Tickets for this event are available here.
For any questions regarding your ticket, please call Adventures by the Book at 619-300-2532.
TUESDAY 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
THURSDAY 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
FRIDAY 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
SATURDAY 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
SUNDAY 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM