Celebrate all things tea at Shelton presentation

The Friends of the Shelton Libraries invites the public to learn more about tea and tea drinking on Saturday, March 15, at Plumb Memorial Library.

At 1 p.m. Betty Johnson will share a tea presentation from Bigelow Tea. Johnson has been associated with Bigelow Tea in Fairfield for the past 20 years. For the first 12, she was the customer service manager, and spoke about tea throughout the state. Now she exclusively does presentations about tea.

About Bigelow

Bigelow Tea was founded by Ruth Campbell Bigelow in 1945. The only tea available at that time was black tea. A friend gave Ruth an old tea recipe whose ingredients included black tea, orange rind and sweet spice. She spent weeks perfecting the blend in her kitchen. The tea was an instant success garnering rave reviews from folks who had sampled the brew at a social function. A friend later told Ruth that her tea caused nothing but constant comments.

Fans of tea drinking are encouraged to bring a favorite cup or mug for an impromptu tea party; refreshments will be served.

The program is free and open to all. Plumb Memorial Library is located at 65 Wooster Street.

For more information call 203-924-1580.