Tasting and Talk: Chinese Tea Drunk
by Shunan Teng
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel
Fee: $10 (General, Single Program) / $15 (General, Two Workshops) / $5 (Students, Single Program)
Tasting Chinese Tea
October 25, 2014 @1:00-3:00 PM
Which Chinese tea is the freshest and which one is the least processed? No, it's not the same tea! China is probably best known for green tea and oolong tea, but did you know that there are actually six different categories of Chinese tea? Come and enjoy an educational Chinese tea tasting with Shunan Teng and learn about the culture and the history behind each of these teas. Participants will explore distinct taste profiles of each category of tea and will learn what makes each tea different from the others and how to identify quality tea.
Brewing Chinese Tea
November 15, 2014 @ 1:00-3:00PM
Do you know what a Gai Wan is? And do you know that a Gai Wan is more commonly used in China to brew tea than a teapot? This hands-on workshop is perfect for tea lovers who know their tea basics and who are looking to step up their game. We'll compare Western style tea brewing with the traditional Chinese method. By the time we are done with our workshop you'll know all about leaf to water ratio as well the technique of using a Gai Wan like a seasoned tea master! The subjects of easily making a perfect green tea, of using the appropriate utensils, of employing correct serving etiquette and of precisely controlling water temperature will all be discussed.
About the Speaker
Shunan Teng is an expert on traditional Chinese tea. Ms. Teng is also the owner of Tea Drunk. Tea Drunk is a teahouse located in the East Village of Manhattan that promotes traditional Chinese teas and the Chinese tea culture. Every tea on their menu is hand sourced directly from its true origin area in China, directly from the tea farmers. Tea Drunk also offers a series of tea classes as well as tea tastings and special events. Ms. Teng's ultimate goal also includes bridging the divide between Chinese and Western cultures, since consuming Chinese tea in the traditional Chinese way provides insights into the deep and dynamic culture of China itself.
|Made By Hand: Shadow Puppet Making Workshop
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:30-3:30 PM
In this hour long workshop taught by Caroline Borderies, participants will be introduced to the mechanics, techniques, and history of Southeast Asian shadow puppetry, including the French adaptation ombres chinoises. Borderies will offer her unique perspective on ombres chinoises, will demonstrate techniques for manipulating shadow puppets, and lead participants in making and animating their own unique puppet creations.
After the workshop at 4:00PM, there will be an hour-long performance of Caroline Borderies' French interpretation of popular Asian tales via shadow puppetry entitled Two Tales from South East Asia. By purchasing a ticket for the workshop, you are eligible to receive a discounted ticket for the performance. To receive a discounted ticket, you MUST check in to the workshop.
Tickets may be purchased in advance by credit payment online, or cash/check in our office, Suite 302, until September 24th. Tickets paid at the door will be subject to a $5 charge, as specified above.
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