teapasar lifestyle: Myths of Mid-autumn festival

Falling on the 15th day of the eighth month in Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Mid-autumn Festival also known as 中秋节 in Mandarin is an iconic Chinese celebration that is observed in many Asian countries. Although it started out as a festival in celebration of a bountiful post-autumn harvest, with the passage of time, this ancient Chinese tradition of throwing grand feasts and offering sacrifices to worship the moon has morphed into an important day of familial gatherings for the modern Chinese. On this night when the moon is at its fullest and brightest, the sight of the full moon becomes a special symbol of auspicious reunion as people reconnect with their family and friends for a night of good food and celebrations. Given the long history of the Mid-autumn Festival (which easily spans over thousands of years), discussions of its historical origins and the moon worshiping tradition is never done without mentions of the colourful legends associated with this beautiful

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Interesting Chinese New Year Tea Traditions

In our previous post, we discussed the longstanding history tea has had in Chinese culture. Because of its significance, it’s only natural that tea is not just a part of everyday life, but also a part of important events such as Chinese New Year. In today’s post, we uncover some interesting tea traditions associated with the Lunar New Year! Jiangsu: Serving you Golden Tea In the Jiangsu, people serve their friends and families a special type of tea called 元宝茶 (yuan bao cha), or in English “gold ingot tea”. This is a tea with two green olives or kumquats inside and is used to wish guests a prosperous year ahead. If you’re wondering about the additions to the tea, the olives and kumquat are added because they resemble gold ingots. Incidentally, this isn’t the only new year tradition associated with gold in Jiangsu. In Suzhou, people will hide chestnuts in their rice on new year’s eve and dig them out,

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