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New Meetup: Gong Fu Tea Ceremony

From: Sherrie
Sent on: Friday, March 5, 2010 11:42 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The San Diego Chinese Language Meetup Group!

What: Gong Fu Tea Ceremony

When: Saturday, March 20,[masked]:00 PM

The Whole Leaf
4966 Santa Monica Ave.
San Diego, CA 92107

The Whole Leaf will be presenting a traditional Chinese Gong Fu Tea Ceremony. Gong Fu tea ceremony is a method of preparing loose leaf tea that originated in Fujian province during the late Ming Dynasty about 450 years ago. Unlike the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, which is descended from the Song Dynasty method of preparing whisked powdered tea, the Gong Fu ceremony is less ceremony and more a simple method of skillful preparation, hence the name (which means something done with skill). Gong Fu tea is not a religious or ritual process, although it can be made to be so; rather, it is a way of making tea that brings out the very best in both the tea leaf itself, and the appreciation of those who enjoy it. This ceremony utilizes small unglazed, yixing teapots and focuses on the tasting of the tea. The setting is quiet, mindful and unhurried.

The group size is limited to 8 so everyone has a good quality experience. The ceremony will last for approximately 1 1/2 hours and the cost will be $10 per person.

Any questions or concerns please direct them to Jonah Arter, The Whole Leaf. Phone number[masked] and [address removed]

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