Chinese tea culture ceremony by Madame Qīng Yī from Dali, Yunnan

Dated : 06 Feb , 2021 , 15:00 pm (Beijing Time ) , 17:30pm (India time )

Location: Online premier – XuFancheng culture study center

Preparation for the tea ceremony requires certain steps. Our event will give a brief introduction to begin the proper tea ceremony preparation. 

Madam Qing Yi is a Chinese tea connoisseur, a certified expert on tea culture and ceremony. Madam Yi won the 2019 China National excellence award in Chinese tea connoisseur and is a China National Intermediate level tea master, she is also China’s National Tea master skill examiner. Madam Yi has experience of over 10 years in the field of Chinese tea culture. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2009 from Dali University. Because of her love for Chinese tea culture, she joined the Xiaguan Tuocha and currently working as a senior master trainer in Chinese tea etiquette and culture. 

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Chinese tea culture ceremony by Madame Qīng Yī from Dali, Yunnan
Madam Qing Yi