Local celebrity, Donnie Barrett, is known for his tea parties. In the midst of the active schedule he keeps as director of the Fairhope Museum of History, he has cultivated a reputation as this area’s own mad hatter of sorts. His tea garden consists of 40,000 genetically pure camellia sinensis shrubs along the western banks of Weeks Bay. Donnie preaches the gospel of tea, waxing poetic on the subtle differences resulting from soil, climate, and elevation that affect the taste and appearance of the tea leaves. Witness the nuance and delicacy of tea-drinking for yourself at the Culture Kitchen.
Culture Kitchen: Tea-Pairing with Donnie Barrett
August 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm