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Chabaixi - the latte art of China

By Zhang yue and Dai yuanyuan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-12-26 21:56

Chabaixi is like latte art but not. It uses fresh water to draw a pattern on the surface of white tea foam, while latte art uses milk to draw on top of coffee.

The process of making the tea foam is a special tea drinking method from the Song Dynasty (960-1279) in China, called "dian cha". They would grind the tea until it formed a powder, pour water into the powder and whisk it until it formed a foam, then they would drink the foam and the tea together.

Watch the video to check out the art of chabaixi.

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