17.09.2022 17:00 - 05.05.2024 / Narva Castle

Event overview

The Narva Museum’s exhibition “Let’s do tea!”, dedicated to the traditions and history of tea drinking, is open on the first floor of the Northern wing of Narva Castle.

Although tea is one of the most popular and customary drinks today, it has not always been the case. Tea was first brought to Estonia in the 17th century. At that time, tea was attributed medicinal properties, so it was often used as a medicine. This is also the reason why tea was sold in pharmacies for a long time. By the end of the 18th century, tea consumption had increased among the political and economic elite, and by the end of the 19th century, it was already consumed by all sections of society.

At the exhibition “Let’s do tea!” guests can dive into the history of the tea, get to know the traditions of oriental and European tea drinking, and get acquainted with the exhibits related to drinking tea from the collections of the Narva Museum.

Location of the exhibition: Narva Castle, North Wing, 1st floor

Curator: Denis Jatsenko
Designer: Jekaterina Poltavets Katline Design OÜ
Author of the texts: Galina Smirnova
Team: Galina Smirnova, Irina Kozhevina, Deniss Zimin, Konstantin Zakhodyaev, Vassili Bandurin, Jana Ivanova, Irina Solodova, Yelena Shuvalova, Tanel Murre, Anna Markova
Thanks: Luisa Tõlkebüroo OÜ, Purtse Vineerikoda OÜ, Salibar Advertising Agency
Collections used: Narva Museum