By Aisling Kett
A society dedicated to drinking tea has been set up in DCU. DCU Society Life Committee approved the establishment of DCU Tea Society at a meeting last Wednesday.
DCU Tea Society aims to promote tea, to introduce people to different blends of tea and encourage people to drink loose-leaf tea. It also aims to inform members about tea culture.
The work to establish the society began roughly a week before when Multimedia student Cian Mac Mahon mentioned on Twitter the idea of setting up a tea society. A positive response from followers prompted Mac Mahon, along with some friends, to set up the society.
A meeting was held last Tuesday to talk to interested students and gather signatures as part of the proposal to the SLC. 40 signatures were presented to the DCU SLC as part of the society’s proposal.
Mac Mahon said the society hopes to hold events with other DCU societies. One event proposed is to have members make their own blend of tea using different loose-leaf varieties.
Other universities, such as UCC, have similar societies. An intervarsity event may be organised between these universities.
The society signed up members and elected a committee at their first AGM yesterday.