Savoring China: Tea Lectures

Spring 2017

Tea for Four Seasons

Delivered by Sylvia Li 

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017

12:00-1:00 pm

3rd Floor Conference Room, International Center, 463 California Ave., UC Davis (Corner of California Ave. & Russel Blvd.)

Drinking tea has such a long history in China. The way Chinese people drink tea for health benefits is mainly based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theories. This presentation will introduce the basic 6 types of Chinese teas and five element theory of TCM. Some recommendations to drink tea accordingly will be offered.

Tasting: Green/ Flower teas shared with our tea friends

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Tea and Cancer Prevention

Delivered by Guest Speaker James Pan

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

5:30pm-6:30 pm

3rd Floor Conference Room, International Center, 463 California Ave., UC Davis (Corner of California Ave. & Russel Blvd.)

We have all heard that tea is good for your health, especially green tea, their special health benefits, and anti-cancer properties. Have you ever wonder if there are any truth to these claims? Join us and find out what gives tea their health and anti-cancer properties based on recent research.

Tasting: green tea shared with our tea friends

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Tea and Teaware

Delivered by Liqiong (Sylvia) Li

Wednesday, June. 7, 2017

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

3rd Floor Conference Room, International Center, 463 California Ave., UC Davis (Corner of California Ave. & Russel Blvd.)

China is the birthplace of tea and there are hundreds of tea types, styles and various methods throughout the country. Chinese experts have refined tea preparation through centuries of practice, and generations of experienced drinkers have passed down their tea-making secrets. e.g’ white tea and green teas should usually be prepared in a covered bowl (盖碗),most other teas tasted best when prepared in a small pot.

Tasting: green/black/oolong tea shared with our tea friends

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Tea varieties.