Tea was and remains a central piece of Chinese culture. Discover the wonderful atmosphere of a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and find out what does the art of drinking tea really means at a trditional tea ceremony hosted by the University of Stirling and performed by members of the Song Ming Lounge (Chinese Aesthetic Culture Space) from Shanghai.
The way tea culture and tea ceremonies evolved in the Chinese society mirrors the importance of this wonderful beverage which was first discovered and enjoyed in China. Tea was cultivated in the beginning mainly as herbal medicine and mostly within temples. Monks began to use tea for its peace and calming effects and as a sign of humility and respect for nature. Chinese tea ceremony was born as a result of the respect for nature and arts. Traditional ceremonies include music, art, and calligraphy.
We invite you to join us in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. The ceremony will be performed by members of the Song Ming Lounge (Chinese Aesthetic Culture Space) from Shanghai.
A traditional Chinese tea ceremony includes sixteen steps, and as a guest, you will witness the cleansing, preparing, pouring, and serving of tea, all against the back drop of traditional music and artwork.
You will have the opportunity to taste a wide range of traditional, high-quality, Chinese black and green teas coupled with traditional Chinese tea snacks. Hand-crafted Xian Yun Ju tea sets will be on display and available for you to purchase.
We look forward to welcoming you to this wonderful event and rare opportunity to be a part of a traditional Chinese ceremony. This event is free to attend and is open to all but please book in advance as places are limited.