The Watermark at 3030 Park will host a  presentation on the history of tea, presented by Fairfield-based Bigelow Tea, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m.

The presentation will feature guest speaker Betty Johnson, a consultant from Bigelow Tea. She will discuss the history of tea, different methods of tea processing and the health benefits for people who drink tea on a regular basis.

“Tea has an incredible history, especially in the United States, where it served as a catalyst for our country’s founding,” said Tracy-Ann Samuel, community life director at The Watermark. “Bigelow Tea is a local Fairfield County company but their brand and product is well-known across the globe. We look forward Betty sharing with us her expert knowledge and history of the company and tea in general.”

Johnson worked at Bigelow Tea for 13 years as a customer service manager before transitioning to her role as a presenter and consultant. Founded in 1945 by Ruth Bigelow, the family-owned and operated tea blenders offer more than 100 varieties of herbal, seasonal and decaffeinated teas.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP call Tracy-Ann Samuel at 203-374-5611.