My favorite part of the day was visiting the tea house to taste many different varieties of tea. During the presentation, we learned many useful benefits of each tea including oolong, jasmine, black, rose, lychee, and fruit. My favorite tea is black, and I learned that it can help prevent cancer, is a great digestive aid, increase energy, and beneficial for both oral health and your immune system. I also learned that there is a tea that could help gain memory which was the rose tea. I enjoyed learning the ways of drinking out of a tea cup for both women and men, women holding the cup with three fingers while the middle finger is on the bottom of the cup. While being served tea, we say thank you by tapping two fingers onto the table to show respect. I enjoyed learning about how organic the tea was at this tea house; In the U.S. I only eat organic food and I love how the Chinese continue to grow organically. I am looking forward to learn the many organic ways the Chinese are participating in and compare them to the U.S.
Day 3 in Beijing
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