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A Cream Tea Chat Focused on Nutrition

by Brea Aamoth on March 6th, 2015


‘Imiloa Astronomy Center observes National Nutrition Month with A Cream Tea & Chat on Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Experience a traditional cream tea with JoAnn Aguirre while learning about the health benefits of drinking tea.

A cream tea is a form of an afternoon light meal consisting of tea taken with a combination of scones, clotted cream and jams or curds. It is a simple and basic indulgence; a pick-me-up that may be enjoyed at any time of the day. While partaking in this English tradition, discover why the second most consumed drink is often recommended as part of a healthy diet. Thousands of published studies in leading medical journals support the potential health benefits of tea and the major bioactive compounds in tea called flavonoids are often linked with the beverage’s healthful properties.

Aguirre is a former educator with more than twenty years of experience in tea. Today, she finds joy in sharing her passion with others through events such as this, as well as through her Hilo shop called Teaching Tea.

Tickets for this event are $12 for members and $17 for non-members and can be purchased by visiting ‘Imiloa’s front 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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