Introduced as Dora's dad we had a parent who was really passionate about tea come and share with us about the history of tea, and the types of teas. More importantly, we go to sample the teas (and he gave us both an ornate tea disc and a sample of the tea in the disc so that we don't have to destroy the beautiful disk to sample it). As we sampled each tea he explained how to brew the tea (yes, the different teas had different procedures), and showed us different equipment we could use in different situations for making the tea. He spoke some English so sometimes he presented in English and sometimes in Chinese. The funny thing was a Chinese member of the social studies department was translating, but when Dora's dad spoke in English he would just automatically repeat it in English. Sometimes, I would translate it faster than he could and he would stick the microphone in my face for me to take over translating, but there were too many words I didn't know for me to take over translating.
|This is tea wrapped in painted wrappers. I actually got some interesting shots|
Of the tea and the tea "ceremony," but the just won't upload....
|According to legend the order of the Chinese zodiac is the result|
Of a race. This is an illustration from that story.
|The history of the Chinese zodiac was explained using a YouTube video.|
Unfortunately, I couldn't find the same video or I would have shared the link here.
|They served lots of yummy foods including three different types of|
Chinese dumplings (a traditional Chinese New Year food).