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“Ink-adorned Tea Gathering” Tea Culture Promotion Activity
Organised by the Municipal Affairs Bureau and co-organised by the Macau Youth Tea Culture Promotion Association, the “Ink-adorned Tea Gathering” is held at the Macao Tea Culture House to promote tea culture. Local tea specialists will talk about the knowledge of tea culture and demonstrate tea brewing techniques on site, spiced up by tea poetry and calligraphy practice. It is hoped to, through the activity, promote the beauty of Chinese tea culture, introduce tea culture into the community, and enable participants to deeply understand the inheritance and existence of “tea” in Chinese society.

Themes of tea culture knowledge:

Session 1, 15:00-17:00 on 9 April: Beauty of Tea Poems of “The Sage of Tea” and “The Poet Sage of Tea”
Session 2, 15:00-17:00 on 14 May: “Titles” of Tea Sets in Song Dynasty
Session 3, 15:00-17:00 on 11 June: Tea “Gossip”

The activity is conducted in Cantonese and free of charge, and the target audience is Macao residents aged 12 or above. The quota for each session is 15 people. Interested residents may call the hotline of Macau Youth Tea Culture Promotion Association at 6647 5005 for enquiries and sign up from now on. The deadlines for sign-up are 6 April for Session 1, 11 May for Session 2, and 8 June for Session 3. If the number of applicants exceeds the quota for each session, it will be decided by drawing lots, and those who have been accepted will be notified by designated staff.
 
“Tea Fun for Teenagers” Tea Culture Experience Activity
Organised by the Municipal Affairs Bureau and co-organised by the Tea Art Professionals’ Association of Macao, the “Tea Fun for Teenagers” Tea Culture Experience Activity was a learning programme with 4 sessions held in the activity zone on the first floor of the Macao Tea Culture House. It allowed participants to learn step by step about various types of tea, tea etiquette, brewing techniques and miscellaneous knowledge related to tea.

The content of each session of programme included:
  • History and types of tea
  • Setting and application of tea ceremony
  • Knowledge about tea and water
  • Steps and techniques of tea brewing
The activity was carried out in Cantonese and the target group was local residents aged 12 to 24. The quota for each session was 15 persons (Each person can only register for one session.) and it was allocated on a first come, first served basis. The activity was free of charge. 
“Tea Aroma and Melodious Music Fill the Air” Tea Culture Promotion Activity
Organised by the Municipal Affairs Bureau and co-organised by the Macau Youth Tea Culture Promotion Association, the activity “Tea Aroma and Melodious Music Fill the Air”is held in the Macao Tea Culture House with the aim of promoting tea culture. Local tea specialists give talks on tea culture knowledge. In addition to demonstrations of tea brewing techniques on site, local youth Chinese musicians are invited to give performances of classical music, providing participants with experiences of the senses of sight, hearing and taste.

Themes of tea culture knowledge:
Session 1: Brief discussion on the life of Lu Yu and the significance of “The Classic of Tea”
Session 2: Brief discussion on the historical significance of “Treatise on Tea” by Emperor Huizong of the Song Dynasty on tea culture
Session 3: Explanation on the origins of foreign languages of tea
Session 4: Talk on Macao’s important role in tea trade in the 16th to 17th centuries

The activity is conducted in Cantonese. It is free of charge and no advance application is required. The public is welcomed to participate in the activity and enjoy tea tasting on site. 
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