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School Visits

Drawings of tea bowls by elementary school childrenBeginning in Spring 2007, local schools can arrange visits to the tearoom for demonstrations by W&L undergraduates trained in temae, the tea procedure. The University has developed "Tea in a Box," a program to help interest young students early on in their education in the cultural traditions of East Asia, and prepare them for a visit to the Reeves Center tearoom.

Poster by third graders participating in Tea in a Box, an outreach program to prepare local elementary students for a visit to the Reeves Tea Room. Inspired by tea bowls in the Watson Pavilion preparation area, the children designed theirs to reflect the seasons.