My Cup Runneth Over: Coffee, Tea and Culture

October 20, 2009 - June 20, 2010

My Cup Runneth Over: Coffee, Tea and Culture

Tea is consumed by about half of the world’s population and coffee by about one third. Their production and consumption are integral to the global economy. Discover how the caffeine culture developed through history. See how the teakettles and coffee cups of days gone by connect us with our ancestors. Explore teacups’ designs and what they say about us. View curiosities like tea tabloids - a compressed instant tea tablet, or a brass nineteenth century tea blender.

This exhibit was created by Student Collections Assistant, Thea Kerr.

Grey Roots gratefully acknowledges support from Young Canada Works in Heritage Institutions.

 

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