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“Tea Ritual for Youth” parent-child tea ritual experience activity
Organised by the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) and co-organised by the Tea Art Professionals’ Association of Macao, the “Tea Ritual for Youth” parent-child tea ritual experience activity will be held at the Macao Tea Culture House, during which local tea masters will explain the knowledge of tea culture and demonstrate the brewing steps, introducing tea ritual etiquette and tea brewing skills from the simple ones to the complicated ones, so as to enhance participants’ interest in “tea”, and to promote the practice of the underlying values of tea culture by integrating filial piety and courtesy to others in life.

Content for each session includes:
. History and types of tea
. Tea and Tang Dynasty poetry
. Brewing steps and skills
. Parent-child relationship communication and tea tasting

The activity will be conducted in Cantonese and is free of charge. The target audience are Macao residents. The quota for each session is 15 pairs of parent and child (each pair consists of one parent and one child aged between 8 and 15). From today onwards, interested individuals can call the hotline of the Tea Art Professionals’ Association of Macao at 2838 9985 or 6636 6345 for enquiries and registration. The deadline for registration is 9 September for the first session and 21 October for the second session respectively. If the number of applicants exceeds the quota for each session, it will be decided by random draw, and those who are accepted will be notified by a designated person.
 
“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. 
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