ART OF TEA – BEAUTIFUL CULTURE OF THAI NGUYEN PEOPLE

Nowadays, we are going on the way to modernize country, that always makes us aspire the free and smooth moment to forget hard and stress working hours. In addition, this is the sharing and listening among people in the life. Therefore, Thai Nguyen Tea is playing an important role in Vietnamese culinary culture. Those who are living far from their hometown (Thai Nguyen) always keep pride of Thai Nguyen Tea in mind.

  1. Why we should enjoy Thai Nguyen tea:

When you come to Thai Nguyen City, you should enjoy Thai Nguyen Tea even one time. You will feel ecstasy, freshness, peacefulness but they pervade all of you. Art of Tea becomes a ceremony and an elegant pleasure but it is also very precious. Art of Tea is different amongcountries, they might enjoy tea in a specific way. But we should not ignore Art of Tea of Thai Nguyen people. Thai Nguyen is the first homeland of tea, Vietnamese Tea Culture was formed in this city and becomes a new culture in culinary culture.

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They are very careful in gestures and postures. A good example is that they are careful in the way they wash the teapot, put tea into the teapot, pour tea into the cup, hold the cup in hand and even the way to start to enjoy tea. When enjoying Tea, you should relax to feel all the sweetness of the Tea cup. All of them create the specific way to enjoy Tea of Thai Nguyen people.

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  1. The right way to enjoy tea:

And now, I will show you the way to have a good teapot.

Firstly, teacup and teapot are heated by boil water. This keeps the temperature in teapot higher. Then, put tea into teapot about 1/3 height of teapot. Tea tool that is used to scoop up tea or remove tea waste is made from dried bamboo or scented wood. Next, pour a little boil water into teapot first time to wash tea in teapot and decant that water from teapot. In that time, dried tea leaves are pervaded and they do not float on the surface of water.

Secondly, pour much boil water into teapot second time. When boiling water overflows teapot, close lid of teapot, then pour boil water over the teapot to keep high temperature of teapot. The second water in teapot is the best tea water that is created in 60-90 seconds. It creates awesome scent from tea leaves. Then, pour tea into all cups equally and fill the tea cups.

Last but not least, when enjoying a cup of tea, you should know how to hold a tea cup to enjoy. In the original way, mid finger must put down at the bottom of the cup, index finger and thumb hold brim. Before enjoying tea, take the teacup to the left and look under the cup, then take it to the right and enjoy it. When enjoying the teacup, you should enjoy slowly and press your mouth to release tea flavor from your nose and tea taste still stays in your throat, then swallow once, twice and three times to feel.

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It is unique in the art of enjoying Thai Nguyen Tea, cultural characteristics make a very own cultural identity and difference for the localpeople. At the same time, it is also a measurement for the development of a culture of a person, a region and a nation.

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