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Tea Ceremony

2019/05/14
China Cultural Center in Den Hang

China was the first country in the world to discover, cultivate, process and use tea. For thousands of years, tea with its vast diversity of varieties and styles, its health benefits and its deep cultural context, becomes widely recognized around the world. With the development of tea, Chinese tea culture have been formed. In Chinese literature, art, philosophy, religions, and Chinese tea are always associated more or less. The spirit of tea permeates the court and society, into Chinese poetry, painting, calligraphy, and medicine. From state celebrations to folk customs, tea sends forth its fresh aroma. 

Chinese tea ceremony is a form of art science that has certain requirements on the tea, water, tea utensils, skills, and environment. It is not only about tasting tea but contains the wisdom of oriental philosophy. Peace of mind is the first step to savor tea. Through the whole set of the ceremony is about to intensify friendships, cultivate virtues etiquette, clear thoughts and refresh the mind. The tea ceremony is a combination of philosophy and lifestyle. Its customs of tea-drinking spread over to Korea, Japan, Europe and to many other regions through cultural exchange via the ancient "Silk Road" and other channels of trade. 

China Cultural Center (CCC) invited the national senior tea artist and expert Mrs. Zhang Jing to give the tea ceremony course. She is a professor at various tea arts schools. The combination of tea lore and tea art is an important part of tea culture. This course will emphasize on introducing tea culture and etiquette, tea and health, brewing and savoring method, and floral arrangement at the tea ceremony site, which will help students to develop the skills and understand the essence and connotation of tea culture.



Course setting: 2019/05/28-06/14
Time:  from 9:30 to 12:30; or from 14:30 to 17:30
Price:  5 lessons for €50
Teacher:  Zhang Jing
Participants:  min.6, max. 10

Workshop:
Dates:  2019/05/28, 06/03, 06/07, 06/12
Time: from 16:00 to 17:30
Price:  €15 per lesson, reservation required
Teacher:  Zhang Jing
Participants:  min.6, max. 10
A group with more than 5 people can register another time to have the workshop.

Notes: 
1)  The cost contains tuition fee, the martials used during the class (i.e. tea, teaware etc.), sit fee, and free coffee.

Registration:
Please fill in the registration form and email to info@ccchague.org 

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