In Iranian (Persian) culture, tea is so widely consumed that it is generally the first thing offered to a household guest.Tea could be considered a national pastime and has become deeply embedded in the culture. Tea houses, or ‘chaikhanehs’, have been in existence since the Persian Empire.
The taking of tea is a ritual unto itself: most meetings or formal occasions will begin with the offering of tea, and most meals will end with it. Traditionally, tea is served from a samovar, a heating vessel originally imported into Persia from Russia by traders, this now a must in must Persian households.
During our Persian tea party witness traditional tea drinking customs, watch the samovar in action, sample authentic snacks and partake in themed parlour games to accompany.