International Tea Day celebrated in Beijing with exhibition and performances

By Lin Qi | | Updated: 2024-05-23 14:14
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Tea wares and handmade objects related to tea culture from around the country are on show at the Chinese Traditional Culture Museum. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Every May 21, the world commemorates International Tea Day, emphasizing the vital role of tea production and consumption in combating poverty while honoring the rich tapestry of art, culture, and lifestyles intricately woven around the beloved beverage.

At the Chinese Traditional Culture Museum in Beijing, a captivating display of tea utensils used in the ceremonial art of tea drinking has long captivated visitors. The exhibition serves as a gateway to the cultivation and diverse varieties of tea that have flourished in China over centuries. Notably, exquisite tea and wares hailing from Zhejiang province, a prominent tea production hub, take center stage, offering attendees immersive demonstrations of tea preparation that envelop them in the fragrant essence of tea and the ambiance of refined living.

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