Persian Tea Time with UCI Professors, Nasrin Rahimieh and Touraj Daryaee Wednesday, February 13 2:00-4:00 p.m. Humanities Commons 1st floor Lobby The UCI Center for Asian Studies invites you to join us for Asian Food Week, a series of events across campus on February 11-15. Asian Food Week highlights the strength of Asian Studies at UCI and features historians and language specialists, Japanese food and Korean noodles, and tea ceremonies from China and Persia and Vietnam. Persian tea culture dates back centuries to when it was first imported from China. Persian tea is mainly black tea and is served with breakfast, after lunch and dinner, and throughout the day. It is a significant drink when it comes to hosting guests and is served in many important social and cultural events from parties and weddings to funerals. There are various ways of drinking tea based on the social occasion and class difference. Persian tea etiquette is a significant cultural phenomenon, which has its own unique ritual as well as art. Presented by UCI Center for Asian Studies and UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture.