The Tea Board of India is organizing a series of events including tea tasting,dance performances and ‘live’ kitchens rustling up dishes from different parts of India during the forthcoming Olympics,officials said today.
According to a release issued by the Indian high commission here,the best of the Indian teas would be sampled at Heathrow Airport,Harrods,Southbank Centre and other prominent places in London.
The special Teas will be available for tasting at the Nehru Centre which will organise a host of activities highlighting the Indian culture.
The two-day event will be held on 1 and 2 August. The events include an exhibition,’Flavours of India’,a joint collaboration between the Government of India (Ministry of Commerce) and the High Commission.
It will feature a display of diverse variety of Indian tea among other products,including the muscatel Darjeeling or strong Assam. The focus of the exhibition will be on the different assortments of Indian tea,from the Nilgiri to the Darjeeling type,which will be available for display and sale.
Various entrepreneurs and experts from India will be invited to exhibit and educate the audience on tea,its types and features.
The schedule of events includes a series of cultural performances and workshops to showcase the rich history and culture of India including eminent personalities.
These include performances of troupes from Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan portraying different Indian classical dance forms Gidda and Bhangra of North India,by renowned choreographer
Jay Kumar hosting a Bollywood dance class session and Bihu
group dance specially deputed by the Indian Council for Cultural relations.
“A third and final dimension to this event will be Indian delicacies comprising of a live kitchen of different cuisines from many parts of the nation. This coupled with cooking classes will cater to the needs of enriching taste buds.
Indian wines testing will also be a prominent feature,” the release added.