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Twelve Teas of Christmas

by Brea Aamoth on November 25th, 2015

‘Imiloa Celebrates the Holidays
With A Special Afternoon Tea Chat!

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center celebrates the holiday season with a festive Afternoon Tea Chat on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. Treat someone special or invite friends and family to join you as JoAnn Aguirre presents “The Twelve Teas of Christmas.” This final Tea Chat of 2015 will feature twelve different teas in a highly anticipated event. Aguirre’s talk will be followed by live holiday music while guests partake in the special teas, accompanied by scones and desserts provided by Teaching Tea, and dainty sandwiches created by Chef Jackie Tan-De Witt of Moonstruck Patisserie. These delicious refreshments will be presented on an eclectic collection of fine china.

Joann Aguirre has enjoyed tea all of her life. She is the owner of Teaching Tea (a soon-to-be online store) and continues to feed her passion for tea by being involved with the Hawaii Tea Society and collaborating with the local tea farmers. Always willing to teach and share her knowledge, Aguirre has offered Tea Chats as popular monthly events at ‘Imiloa for the past two years.

Tickets for this event are $50 for members and $60 for non-members and can be purchased by visiting ‘Imiloa’s Guest Services Desk or by calling (808) 969-9703.

‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i is a world-class informal science education center located on the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo campus. ‘Imiloa is a place of life-long learning where the power of Hawai‘i’s cultural traditions, its legacy of exploration and the wonders of astronomy come together to provide inspiration and hope for generations. The Center’s interactive exhibits, 3D full dome planetarium, native landscape, and programs and events engage children, families, visitors and the local community in the wonders of science and technology found in Hawai‘i. It is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays). For more information, visit the website at

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