The Tea Institute at Penn State

The Tea Institute at Penn State is an interdisciplinary research institute on The Pennsylvania State University’s University Park Campus. The Institute is dedicated to the study and preservation of all tea ceremony while expanding early student-led undergraduate research opportunities.

The Tea Institute runs the Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony (功夫茶) Club, the Japanese Tea Ceremony (茶の湯) Club, and the Korean Tea Ceremony (한국 다례) Club, as well as The TeaParker Tea House (青白茶館). These clubs offer training in their respective cultural ceremonies to students, faculty, and community members. The goal of these student organizations is to prepare individuals for the Tea Specialist Examination, a prerequisite for joining the Tea Institute at Penn State.

Members of the Institute are supported with opportunities for research, grants, scholarships, personal mentoring, experiential learning programs abroad, internships and work-study at The TeaParker Tea House (青白茶館).

The Teaparker Tea House (青白茶館)

As featured in Spoon University:

What You Need to Know About Penn State’s Underground Tea House 

Spring 2018 Hours of Operation:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
12 pm – 4 pm
034 Ritenour Building