Beijing Review

Tranquility in the ‘Way of Tea’

Being invited to a traditional Chinese tea ceremony on the lunar calendar’s first day of autumn was the perfect way to celebrate a long-anticipated reunion.

Chen Wei runs a jade and tea shop near Beijing’s Fragrant Hill Park. The first thing I noticed about her was the giant jade Buddha pendant she was wearing. “Perfect!” I thought to myself. This would be a quintessentially “Chinese”

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