Fellow's & Student's Teas

In addition to teas sponsored by the Master, students and fellows alike are able to invite and host peers and guests — anybody they believe can bring something to, and enliven, the college community. Fellows often invite the whole college to have tea with guests they bring to their seminars, while student tea guests have ranged from interesting and successful alumni, to CEOs of start-up businesses, local social activists and entertainment personalities.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.