Shanghai, China

Tea Ritual & Ceremony Class

with Janny C.

Janny C.

The evolution of the Chinese Tea mirrors the growth and importance of tea within Chinese culture. In the beginning, tea was cultivated and used solely as herbal medicine mostly within temples. Monks began to use tea to teach a respect for nature, humility and an overall sense of peace and calm. People could illustrate deep philosophical concepts through tea service. Over time, people recognized the health benefits of tea but also its overall enjoyment. Quality Chinese teas are calming and have the ability to shift us into deeper, more profound states of awareness. They also have flavor and aroma profiles that are beyond belief, these are not like ANY teas you have had before.

Chinese tea culture refers to the methods of preparation of tea, the equipment used to make tea and the occasions in which tea is consumed in China. The course is designed to introduce the various types of Chinese tea, use of the tea set and implements and proper storage of tea leaves. You will learn various methods to make green tea, oolong tea, black tea and Pu'er tea, as well as traditional tea culture. Instruction will include learning about teaware and techniques that will open up many new dimenions of the tea experience for you. You will learn how water, time, temperature, tea ware and your own state affect you ability to bring each tea to its fullest life. Of course we will drink amazing rare teas also.

Price: RMB400 per person (min. 2 people), 2 hours, for basic understading of Chinese Tea Art, perfect for someone who only has a short period of time in Shanghai.

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Janny C.

We take you behind the scenes of a destination to reveal it's hidden gems and appreciate the Chinese culture. The owner of Shanghai Pathway – a Shanghai based tour agency that offers Unique Day Trips, Walking Tours and Chinese Culture Experiences. Janny Chyn has been featured in media outlets including the Courier, CNNgo, Tripadvisor and TimeOut. Living in Shanghai, she realized how difficult it was for visitors to experience and discover the real Shanghai. This ultimately compelled her to establish her tour company as a platform to engage learning and understanding through culture activities such as day trip, walking tour, cooking classes, food tours, and lectures. In addition to designing and hosting various tours and events, Janny also provided travel planning, logistical support, and full-service concierge services to large client groups and corporate clients. She is a business consultant, artist, tea master and student of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has extensively traveled around the world and spends time researching Chinese history and heritage traditions. Janny has also successfully worked with corporate clients: Google, JP Morgan, The Macmillan Group, Henkel, World Fuel Services, Rabobank, Shanghai Centre, Spirax Sarco, Slow Food, The Travel Yogi, Saint Mary's College of California, Ctrip, Malosa Medical, Ranpak, Concordia International School, SEA, AWCS, etc. Full profile Leave a Review

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