Head of College’s Teas

Silliman College Teas:  Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

Fall 2023

Wednesday November 8th: We are welcoming MJ Towler. MJ is the creator, host, and executive producer of The Black Wine Guy Experience podcast. The podcast has had over 123,000 lifetime downloads and 5,000 monthly downloads. It reached #17 in the Food Category on Apple Podcasts. MJ will be coming to Silliman to teach us about similarities in tasting notes between wines and teas. 

Spring 2024 (A series of teas honoring Black History Month)

Monday Feb 5: We will have photographer and director Adraint Khadafhi Bereal. Adraint is a photographer whose work has been displayed in the George Washington Carver Museum in Austin, he has been covered by the New York Times, Vice, The Atlantic, CNN, and the Washington Post, and he shoots campaigns for major clients such as Calvin Klein, Outdoor Voices, and Airbnb. 
Monday Feb 19: Have you ever seen Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story? Then you have seen our next Silliman College Tea guest: Arsema Thomas. Arsema was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but lived most of her life across sub-Saharan Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Togo and Benin), where she picked up an interest in acting as a means for storytelling. Arsema received her B.A. in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016 and her Masters of Public Health in Health Policy from Yale University in 2018. After receiving her degree from Yale, she moved to South Africa where she auditioned for an agent, leading to her first professional screen role. Due to the overwhelming response, this tea will be held at the AfAm House (211 Park St) . 
Monday Feb 26: We will have entrepreneur Zewiditu Jewel. Zewiditu Jewel is the President of The Brown Collective, a culinary food group promoting Black-owned businesses. She is the co-owner of Cloudy Donuts, the first 100% Vegan donut shop.