Spot of tea
(China Daily USA)
Michael Zhang (in blue robe), who is also known as Dr Tea, brews up a sample for a passer-by on World Tea Day at Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA, on April 16. The event has been held for eight years in China to celebrate the great tea tradition, also in France and India. Zhang said that serving free tea to a passer-by as an gesture to warm people up is a Chinese tradition dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907). cite from http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/us/2016-04/18/content_24623127.htm
World Tea Day was initiated by eight major China national-level tea research, education and culture agencies in year 2005 and was first officially held in China on April 20, 2009 at Hangzhou West Lake International Tea Culture Expo. The “World Tea Day” had thus been held in China for 8 years continuously, and now also in French, India etc and had attract tremendous attention worldwide. This year, Hangzhou city government, China Radio International, eight major China national-level tea research, education and culture agencies, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University, Hangzhou tea promotion association, North American Chinese Tea Association and Mylovetea.com Dr. Tea are the main organizers of the World Tea Day event, accompanied by all kinds of tea organizations in and out of China.
The first North America’s World Tea Day event had attracted a large number of people came to Harvard Square and MIT to enjoy a cup Tea with Love. At Harvard University, it was launched in front of Harvard statue by Dr. Tea and then people moved to Harvard Square where tea-tables are set-up with good famous teas from China and the world. People gathered and sit around tables, under the guidance of Dr. Tea etc. Rather than serving themselves or by Dr. Tea, people serve the ones right besides them. By doing this, love moves on and ultimately everyone who served others was rewarded with a cup of tea with love and gratitude, people began to understand the meaning of Dao and Tea is love, and understand that “the World is one, I love everyone, and everyone loves me”. Therefore it is named as mylovetea ceremony that is expressing love through a cup of tea.
The North American World Tea Day event slogan was enjoying tea, adopted from Buddha Zhaozhou, who lived an age of 120, meaning “enjoy tea, enjoy life, enjoy the moment” as is said by Dr. Tea.
The North American World Tea Day event attracted many participants, people from various countries and regions are involved, and a lot of people expressed their happiness to have the opportunity to enjoy a lot of high-quality Chinese tea. Health Goddess, West Lake Beauty Tea, Jasmine Beauty, Notoginseng tea, functional herbal tea, kongfu beauty tea, flower tea, ginseng oolong, monkey king green tea etc are provided, those teas are not only sweet and refreshing, but also very healthy and nature. Many people are full of praise of the good teas and the mylovetea ceremony expressing love through a cup of good tea. They consider it as new and interesting, simple exciting way of expressing love. There are many foreign friends asked if they could buy on site, Dr. Tea and other organizers said that the World Tea Day offers free tea for love. Through this event, many foreign friends know more about the Chinese tea culture, not only know that China is the hometown of tea, the birthplace of tea culture, but also understand that tea is the healthiest drink. Participants expressed their interest in participating in other tea activities organized by mylovetea dr. tea.
The North American World Tea Day had been reported by China Radio International CRI, China Daily USA, Chinese Tea Academy/Headlines in Tea, Bostonese, Singtao Internation, Hangzhou Tea Promotion Association, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University News, Tea Stories, Jinan Times Tea Newspaper, Hunan TV Tea channel etc. During the media interview, Dr. Tea expressed a lot of Thankfulness to all participants, all the supportive team and media, Hangzhou government, China Radio International, and Prof. Wang Xufeng and all the working members of Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University, Hangzhou tea promote association, mylovetea.com and North America Chinese Tea Association. The North American World Tea Day is a great successful due to the love of all!
China Radio International: World Tea Day (Esperanto)
Okazis ago pri Tago de Te-Trinkado en Nord-Ameriko
La 16an de aprilo en la usona Placo Harvard okazis ago pri Tago de Te-Trinkado, kiun profesoro Zhang Xingcai organizis. Tiutage en Ĉinio, Barato kaj Francio okazis similiaj agoj por celebri la Tagon de Te-Trinkado. Teo ligis diverslandajn personojn.
Thanks for China Radio International for the report in Esperanto: http://esperanto.cri.cn/2521/2016/04/20/165s185596.htm