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New Marshall student organization sells baked goods to raise funds

The Parthenon

Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012

Updated: Thursday, December 6, 2012 00:12

The Marshall University Japanese Tea Ceremony Club is selling baked goods Thursday in the Memorial Student Center.

The Japanese Tea Ceremony Club, a new club on campus, is selling a variety of traditional Japanese sweets raise money for the club.

“We do traditional tea ceremonies,” Christopher Leonard, senior Japanese major, said. “Professor Zelli Rivas teaches how to perform ceremonies of receiving and drinking tea.”

“Assistant Professor Zelli Rivas has added much to the program,” Natsuki Anderson, associate professor of Japanese, said. “She is a great addition for us.”

The bake sale includes Japanese traditional green tea, sweet bean pastries and Japanese rice balls.

Leonard said the tea is very bitter, and is usually consumed with a sweet before hand. “I usually just drink it without it,” Leonard said.

The club was started this semester, and all the proceeds for the club will be used to get necessary materials for the tea club.  Those who want more information are asked to come to the modern language department on the seventh floor of Smith Hall.

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