Office of East Asia Initiatives

Chinese Tea Ceremony Workshop

AUM Confucius Institute and Diversity & Multicultural Affairs jointly sponsored an introduction to Confucius Institute on April 23, 2013. After Chief Diversity Officer Mr. Timothy Spraggins made a brief introductory remark, Deputy Dean Hong Wang of AUM’s Confucius Institute gave a presentation about the Confucius Institute, which included the history, vision and mission. Interim Dean, Dr. Qiang Zhai, made a speech about the importance of the establishment of Confucius Institute and introduced the office staff. After that, an exquisite tea ceremony was given by visiting scholar Yingdong Li. The audience went up to the stage and watched carefully about each step of tea making. They were able to sample the green tea and woolong tea. Some of them were so impressed that they wanted to have private tutoring from Ms. Li of how to make tea! “Well, this will not be free for me to tutor! Confucius Institute charges no money.” joked Ms. Li.

Katherine Li prepares Chinese tea
students drink Chinese tea

AUM Faculty try Chinese tea
Tea tools used to prepare Chinese tea

People gather around watching the tea ceremony
Timothy Spraggins shares a Chinese video

Dr. Zhai speaks about Confucius Institute
Woman drinking Chinese tea

Diana Wang share about Chinese tea culture
Chinese qipao dress for Tea Ceremony