NEW YORK – Fou Gallery is delighted to share tea ceremony with Wix Academy at the reunion event of Wix Design Playground Alumnus 2018. With tea practitioners Lanzhi Dai and Chunli Ma, we presented three types of tea from Wuyishan and Red Oolong from Taiwan, and enjoy the unique gathering together.
Tea was and remains a central piece in the Asian cultures, especially in China where it first originated. Tea ceremony was born as a result of the respect for nature, pursuit for inner peace, appreciation for art, and enjoyment of social gathering. To the literati and officialdom of ancient China, tea represented “elegance, harmony, friendliness, and grace”. The act of tea drinking was a way in which one could “cultivate the mind and improve moral integrity” and it was admired as a drink that was pure of content and consisting of elegant qualities.