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Tea ceremonies

Visitors to LiveFriday experienced tea ceremonies from around the world


Suutei Tsai is a popular salted tea drink, drunk throughout the day and is presented to guests as they arrive at a house or a yurt.  It's a distinctive taste, both salty and milky, and sometimes also contains butter or fat.

The tea itself is stored as a block: dried, compressed and easy to transport.


Tea plays an important role in Chinese culture and history, indeed it was first cultivated in China and formed an important part of their international trade.  The country enjoys a range of teas - green tea, flower tea and black tea, often aged, with a smoky, pungent taste.  

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