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March 28, 2013

Tea Ceremony


Carriage Towne News

---- — MANCHESTER - Each spring, people in China enjoy newly picked tea to celebrate the beginning of spring.

In honor of this tradition, the Confucius Institute at UNH (CI-UNH) is hosting a Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony on Wed., April 3, 2:30-4:50 p.m., in the third floor auditorium lobby at UNH Manchester, 400 Commercial Street.

Professor Yang Bei and Yuexing Xi, co-Director of UNH’s Confucius Institute will prepare a variety of teas and desserts from China and students in UNH Manchester’s Chinese language class will teach people to play Mahjong, a traditional Chinese game.

Tea samples will include Da Hong Pao; Tie Guanyin, a variation within the Ulong family, known for its unique flavor; Jasmine Tea from Chengdu Chengdu; Maofeng, picked in April from Mount Emei in Sichuan; and Raw Pu’er, undergone 10 years of microbial fermentation in bamboo barrel.

CI-UNH is a partnership between the University of New Hampshire and Chengdu University in China that engages the life of the University with the larger community, both locally and globally. The institute offers a full curriculum in Chinese language and culture. CI-UNH also provides opportunities for cultural learning and exchange for regional schools—primary through post-secondary. For more information, contact Professor Yang Bei, bei.yang@unh.edu, or Mr Xu Yuexing, co-director of CI-UNH, greenland7@163.com.