The team here at Design Week are known for drinking tea by the bucket load. Guaranteed on the hour every hour someone will pop on the kettle for a nice cuppa tea – which frankly makes life on the editorial desk a little less fraught.
So we are delighted to see a late night event, to be held at London’s Barbican this Thursday, combining our favourite hot beverage with an evening of tasteful discovery and asking that all important question ‘Does the design of a cup influence the taste of the tea?’
Design Marketo, organiser of the event, has commissioned five designers to create a limited edition series of containers for tasting traditional Japanese tea, provided by Teasmith.
The event will be held in the relaxed and fitting surroundings of the Barbican’s Japan Future Beauty exhibition, along with an eclectic Japanese soundtrack from Tomoki Tamura and guests (DJ Supermethod and Kanzeon)
On that note – I think it’s time to ask the team who wants a brew.
Tea tasting at the Barbican, £8 online/£10 on the door, 6.30-10pm on 25 November at the Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y