Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions

What can be more satisfying on a cold winter day than a nice cup of tea? MGM will celebrate this centuries-old beverage with the opening on Saturday, Jan. 18, of a new traveling exhibit, Steeped in Time: Tea and Traditions. Developed by MGM’s sister museum, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, the exhibit will run through the July 4th weekend.

The second most drunk beverage in the world, tea has a long and interesting history. Visitors to the exhibit will learn how tea is grown and manufactured; how it is shipped and prepared; what items have been used over the centuries to produce and drink it; and what customs have developed around this important potable. You will even learn where you can enjoy your own cup. Learn more about tea by visiting the Steeped in Time exhibit. Mountain Gateway Museum is open year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact RoAnn Bishop at 828-668-9259 or

Photo from the Library of Congress