Chinese tea, incense culture captivates Egyptians | 中国故事”之“茶香雅集”讲座在开罗举办
- 发布时间：2023-11-20 10:18:16
A Chinese instructor displays tea culture during a cultural event in Cairo, Egypt, on Nov. 14, 2023. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)
A just-concluded immersive event promoting Chinese tea and incense culture has impressed Egyptian visitors here in the capital.
Hosted by the Chinese Cultural Center in Cairo, the three-day Chinese Tea and Incense Salon concluding Tuesday offered a themed lecture, tea-tasting, and a demonstration of incense-burning and tea-making to help the locals know better about two iconic elements of the Chinese traditional lifestyle.
Egyptians taste Chinese tea during a cultural event in Cairo, Egypt, on Nov. 14, 2023. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)
The event featured "the two most important products of communication for Sino-Arab civilizations on the ancient Silk Road ... and symbols of the Chinese-Arab friendships", said Yang Ronghao, director of the center and cultural counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Egypt.
The discovery and use of tea among the Chinese people is said to have started some 4,700 years ago. As a national beverage with numerous varieties, tea is involved in every facet of the Chinese way of life, not only for its rich aroma and flavors but an elegant manner and spiritual enjoyment.
A Chinese instructor displays incense-making during a cultural event in Cairo, Egypt, on Nov. 14, 2023. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)
"We very much enjoyed today's rich activities. The atmosphere made me feel that I was truly in China," said Yara Ismail, a Chinese language instructor at Cairo University.
More than 120 people including Egyptian scholars, college teachers, and students, as well as Chinese language and culture enthusiasts, participated in the event.
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