Peter Goggi, president of the Tea Association of the USA, will speak about "Tea & Health" at the Westfield Historical Society's First Wednesday Luncheon on Nov. 7.
The event will begin at 11:45 a.m. at the Echo Lake Country Club, 515 Springfield Ave., Westfield.
"Back by popular demand," Goggi, in his "lively and animated way," plans to talk about different types of tea made from Camellia sinensis and the common, healthful properties that all "true" teas possess. Goggi, a professional tea taster, will also demonstrate his method of tea tasting.
Throughout history, tea has been believed to help "purify the body" and "preserve the mind." Over the past several decades, thousands of published studies in leading medical journals have provided the proof to support tea's ancient health claims. Today, research suggests tea flavonoids and related bioactive compounds in tea may play important roles in various areas of health and may operate through a number of different mechanisms still being explored.
Those wishing to attend the luncheon may make a reservation by emailing email@example.com; or, by calling 908-654-1794, before 11 a.m. on Nov. 2. The luncheon fee of $40 includes a three-course meal, coffee/tea, and gratuity.
The luncheon fee should be paid in advance (check payable to Westfield Historical Society) by mailing to Westfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 613, Westfield, NJ 07091; or, online at www.westfieldhistoricalsociety.org/registration/.
Since 1968, the nonprofit Westfield Historical Society has worked to "preserve, interpret and encourage interest in history, Westfield, and its residents through educational efforts and community outreach programs." For more information on the society, visit http://westfieldhistoricalsociety.org.