Disciple of a great master
Ngan Siu-Mui is the 27th disciple of the great Taiwan tea master, Lin Easun. As such she is eminently qualified to introduce you the the amazing world of tea, from preparing a good cup of tea in an informal manner up to the exquisite performance of a Chinese Tea Ceremony.
"The practice of drinking tea has had a long history in China, having originated there. …According to popular legend, tea was discovered by Chinese Emperor Shennong in 2737 BCE when a leaf from a nearby shrub fell into water the emperor was boiling. Tea is deeply woven into the history and culture of China. The beverage is considered one of the seven necessities of Chinese life, along with firewood, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce and vinegar." [Wikipedia]
A Tea Ceremony is much more than drinking tea; it is a gathering in a quiet and spiritual atmosphere. It is usual for Asian business people to participate in such an event in order to clear their minds and enjoy a relaxing moment for the body and the soul. Drinking the best tea in exquisite tea vessels, listening to soothing music and be surrounded by works of art is a rare joy indeed.