Tea, as a beverage was first consumed in China, and has served a major role in Asian culture for centuries as a traditional drink, a curative drink, and a token of status; that is why the explanations of its origin are mostly religious or royal. Drinking any tea in ancient China may be considered a matter of self-esteem or art. It’s just a way to enjoy life more.
A prominent tea drinker in China’s Tang Dynasty said that tea had ten qualities: melting away despair, dissolving lethargy, promoting liveliness, breaking up sickness, giving virtue and courtesy, voicing respect, discriminating between various tastes, cultivating the body, practicing Dao, and raising one’s ambitions. “Tea brings Dao and elegance,” he was always told.
The tea culture represents the conventional oriental culture, mixing tea with Tao knowledge, pronounced in Chinese as Dao, an important part of Chinese culture. The tea Dao highlights the fact that it is harmonious, calm, cheerful, and genuine. Peace in mind is the first step towards peace as a personal aim, to combine unity and serenity. The theory is that as long as an individual stays quiet inside, they can still enjoy the benefits of the fun they love.
Today, you can easily find Chinese tea suppliers near you or search online.
Create a theme for a Chinese tea tasting party
Creating Chinese tea is a perfect way to learn and taste various types of Chinese tea. Chinese tea culture is a kind of intermediary culture that makes it possible to pass on the essence of traditional Chinese culture to people in various countries.
Consider where you will hold the party
It would have to be indoors or in the morning room/conservatory during the winter months. The greenhouse gives more chances for warmer weather, from the patio to the rose garden or the herb area. If you prefer to have a party out of your home, consider renting a room in a decent clubhouse, hotel, or restaurant, while keeping an eye on your budget, of course.
Send out invitations to your tea testing
Send out an email, let visitors know that this is a tea tasting session and not just a normal tea party. If you wish to mention any special plans, such as dressing up, having something, etc., try adding this to the invitation.
Choose the teacups, cutlery, and other accompaniment
Using the finest teacups if possible – fine bone china or high-quality teacups are the best. The presentation contributes greatly.
Select the tea variety
The kind of tea you are going to use depends on the theme. It pays to be a little bold and to put in some tea varieties that are new to you. Consider serving teas from different regions and styles to make the group more fun.
Organize the tea for tasting
Feature a large range of teas, with a minimum of six kinds of tea for tasting. Use tea leaves, not tea bags, if you want the best taste and effect.
Offer food and sweeteners for tea.
It’s always a great idea to add some food during a tea tasting party since the Chinese tea ceremony is a basic tea culture that focuses on tasting tea and peace of mind.
Hold a quick tea tasting class
You will learn how to perform a Chinese Gongfu Tea Ceremony by reading about it online.
Once you have covered all the above-mentioned steps, you are all set to host your Chinese tea tasting party.