A few weeks ago, I presented a few key points of Chinese tea to a few other students in my grade, and I also taught them how to perform the tea ceremony, a traditional Chinese process where tea is brewed. I thought that my presentation was very successful, with my group enjoying all three kinds of tea we tasted, and performed the tea ceremony on. The teas were Chinese Jasmine, Pu-Erh and Chinese Green Tea. Here is the presentation I used!
The tea house where I presented my presentation was very well equipped and designed, with very comfortable yet traditional chairs, professional materials, helpful staff and also very good tea. I really liked that I could relax while presenting, and to be relaxed is really important in presentations. Here are pictures of the tea house!
I focused on 3 major kinds of tea in my presentation, Jasmine, Green and Pu-Erh, all of which are enjoyed all over China. My group thought that the tea was bitter, yet left a sweet scent in your mouth after consumed. Although they expected the jasmine to be sweet, it was in fact that most bitter, because it went through more processing. My group found the green tea very tasty, and asked for multiple refills. I actually think that Pu-Erh is the best because it leaves a strong scent after consuming it. Here are pictures of me presenting!
If you want to perform the tea ceremony, you have to buy a set of tools, they are quite cheap, but hard to find in some countries. They can be sold in Chinatown of some larger cities, but you have a good chance of finding them online. After you have the equipment, you have to have the right tea, Chinese tea can also be bought in the places I mentioned. After you get those things, just follow the steps I showed, and it is quite simple to perform.
I worked (along with the rest of my chinese class) really hard on this presentation, making weekly reports of various kinds of tea so I mastered the ceremony, and also remembered what I had to say. I had to work for 2 months, but it really payed off because of the support and praise I received.