Tea Service at Gallery Xue Los Angeles

Tea Master Shelby Ly working in the Runaway University kitchen to create a new herbal tea blend for the Grand Opening of Gallery Xue Los Angeles.
Tea master Jaime Lee working in the Runaway University kitchen to create a new tea blend.
Jaime Lee brewing a new herbal tea for the Grand Opening of Gallery Xue Los Angeles.

Gallery Xue, a Taipei-London-based Sculpture | Intermedia | Installation gallery, opened a new project space here at Runaway University in New Taipei today.

To celebrate the opening of GXLA, tea masters Shelby Ly and Jamie Lee each created a new tea blend. While it was snowing in other parts of the United States, it was a warm day here in Southern California, and so Ly & Lee each created a refreshing herbal iced tea.

In an homage to the ongoing social practice legacy at Runaway University on this Gallery Xue Los Angeles inaugural day, Lee selected a lemon from the tree that Pooja, Dharma, and Kamal planted out on the back terrace on Sunday, 26 June 2016.

Pooja, Dharma & Kamal sit next to their newly planted dwarf lemon tree at RULA in New Taipei, CA
Pooja, Dharma & Kamal with the dwarf lemon tree they planted on the back terrace at RULA (Runaway University Los Angeles) on Sunday, 26 June 2016.
Photo of the Runaway University tea recipe book showing the latest recipes from Shelby Ly and Jaime Lee
New Herbal Infusion recipes from Shelby Ly and Jaime Lee
Tea Master Shelby Ly working in the Runaway University kitchen to create a new herbal tea blend for the Grand Opening of Gallery Xue Los Angeles.
Shelby Ly brewing a new herbal tea for the Grand Opening of Gallery Xue Los Angeles.