Persian Tea and the Baha’i Faith
This weekend I had the opportunity to experience a little Persian culture and tour the Baha’i Faith Metro Denver Center at 225 E. Bayaud Street. The center graciously hosted a tea event, serving Persian tea. Teaching us that when drinking Persian tea, it is first brewed very strongly and then hot water is added to dilute it a bit. And that when you drink the tea, if you want it sweetened, you place a sugar cube between your teeth and hold it there as you drink the tea. You can also flavor the tea. I tried the rose water flavoring, which was definitely different from anything I’d ever tried. I enjoyed all the various options.
Additionally, cookies that included rose water and other treats and sample of Persian food was provided. And after partaking of the tea and food, we took a quick tour of the center, which is open to the public and to people who need to rent space. After all, the Baha’i faith is all about unity, about welcoming and recognizing all faiths – interfaith unity. So all are welcome. And isn’t that a refreshing concept in a time where many headlines feature stories of religious conflicts and their consequences.