Hello, welcome to Around the World Tea Party! You're right on time. I originally created this for my kids but am happy to share it with everyone! It's a great way to "visit" countries and learn about their culture via their favorite cup of tea. This tea party is a great homeschool or after school activity. It does require "visiting" those countries via youtube and finding them on a map. Tea is optional but certainly makes the experience much more enjoyable.
For those who are in Tech Trep Academy, This Around the World Tea Party meets the Global Perspectives power learning goal or "PLG". Turn in the finished map with tea ornaments as the work sample and have your child dictate to your what they learned. There are also discussion questions at the the end of the post to stimulate conversation.
Instructions for the tea party are below.
Here is a lovely photo from my friend Janelle of the map and tea with her children:
Around the World Tea Party Ornament Page:
This is the tea ornament page for Around the World Tea Party. Click on it and save to print.
Before beginning Around the World Tea Party:
1. Print off map from National Geographic (link here) and put it together (or use another map).
2. Print off above tea ornaments above and cut out each circle (kids can color the teas while you watch the videos).
3. Procure and brew all your teas. * List of teas below.
4. Pull up a computer or phone and select this playlist. Settle in to watch and learn!
5. As we learn about the tea, color then place the ornament on your map.
*Some families have split the videos over several days and watched only a couple of the tea videos/ "visited" the countries in one sitting. Alternatively, you can brew them before each video but I prefer to get it all done at once.
Here are the teas you'll meet for the Around the World Tea Party:
You likely have a few of these hanging out in your tea cabinet. A lot of the teas can also be found at your local grocery store. All of these can be found at Mountain Rose Herbs if you are interested in bulk. Here is the list and a few links:
If money is an issue, I would suggest trying a black or green tea and one mint for Morocco. If caffeine is an issue, the herbal teas are indicated with * after.
Did you know originally marshmallows came from a plant? Marshmallow (or marsh mallow or Althaea officinalis) is actually a herb! The scientific name of this plant comes form the Greek word "altho" which means to cure. Marshmallow is an amazing demulcent and soothes mucus membranes or any sort of irritated tissues. Rosemary Gladstar in her book Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Healt h states "Our pioneer parents cooked the root with honey or sugar, formed into soft balls and gave it to their children to suck on to sooth a sore throat." Yes, marshmallows were originally a remedy! Not a super sticky, sugar overdose like they are today. In this post, we will combine the herb marshmallow with it's modern candy counterpart! However Marshmallow Root Marshmallows are nothing like what you'll find in the store. They are soft and slightly sticky. Still very sweet but definitely more of a gentle treat and not something you can stick in a marshmallow gun. We are using local
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a quarantined mom in possession of confined children must be in want of a good beverage (or two)". If this is you, you came to the right place. I've got quite the treat for you today. It's caffeine-free so you can share (optional) with your kids so you don't have to hide in the closet from them while you enjoy your treat (unless you want to - we all need alone time, right?). Dalgona coffee is a lovely whipped coffee. Think of a latte with frothy milk then reverse it. Now the milk is on the bottom and the sweet coffee on top is whipped and frothy. According to the web, Dalgona coffee started as a trend on tiktok that originated in China and was inspired or named after a Korean candy. My first experience with Dalgona coffee was a photo. Scrolling through instagram, an image of this lusciously whipped coffee over milk popped up. Nothing like beautiful food to get the thumb to stop scrolling. My immediate thought
Hello fellow foragers! I'm so excited to announce my Foraging Journal is now available to order! Have you found yourself researching plants only to forget it later on? Or perhaps out exploring only to forget a name or harvest technique? I created this Foraging Journal for you! It is created for you to document and retain information about plants. I will be creating a video on how I use my Foraging Journal and ways to fill out so please stay tuned and sign up for emails if you are i nterested in that. For now, you can order your Foraging Journal here. This is NOT an identification guide but a journal. About the journal: This is an easy-to-use, simple journal to keep track of what you are foraging in a warm and welcoming format. Since it's proven that we retain more information when we write it down, there are places to record plant information, foraging trips, and delicious recipes so you can always remember what you already learned. There are also places to draw out maps,
Post a Comment