Chan Tea class came to a successful end in the hometown of Gongfu Tea, Chaozhou.
From August 17th -19th, the entry and advanced level Chan Tea classes were held at Naixing resort on Mount. Phoenix of Chaozhou. 35 students from Chaozhou and other places began an informative and novel learning journey of Chan Tea .
The classes were held at Naixing Stone Lake Resort on the Mount. Phoenix, which is 1100 meters above sea level. The morning and the evening always feel like spring, with the temperature between 18 and 24 ℃. The wreathing fog, refreshing air, aroma of grass, chirp of birds, mirror- like lake, blue sky and white clouds are the characteristics of this breathtaking place.
A student from Chaozhou shared, “I started
drinking tea when I was a child, I didn’t expect tea and Chan, have such a deep
connection. If Chaozhou Gongfu Tea ceremony could combine with Chan Tea, it will
be more graceful. And the cultural deposits will be enhanced.”
A non-local student said excitedly, “I have been in tea business for more than ten years and attended advanced level class sixth times already. I love to come to the class. Because I can learn different tea brewing methods every time. This is my first trip to Mount. Phoenix and the first time brewing Feng Huang Dan Cong oolong tea. It feels very different.”
The outdoor tea party with candles and music on the second night attracted a large number of tourists. They sat down and joined the tea party. They asked a lot of questions while tasting the tea. Where do you come from? What's your occupation? Where will be the next class ?... The Chan Tea students answered all the questions for the guests.
Mr. Wen, from the Wudong village, highly praised Chan Tea when he knew it was a non-profit public cultural undertakings. When the tea party is over, he felt that he did not have enough conversation and wanted to know more. So he continued the discussion with the students, and repeatedly invited them to his house to have tea together.
In the crowd surrounding the tea party, there was Mr. Huang who paid close attention to the Chan Tea. He is a scholar and Chaozhou Gongfu Tea is his research area. He said that the Chinese tea ceremony is recovering and Chinese tea culture is actually a part of Bbuddhist culture.
Chaozhou, a place with famous tea and excellent NRK pot. The process of Gongfu Tea ceremony is complete and the teaware is exquisite. Chaozhou deserves to be called the hometown of Gongfu Tea. The Chan Tea classes held in Chaozhou this time, provided a precious opportunity of cultural exchange which benefited students a lot.