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Tea brewing is an ancient art dating back thousands of years. The legend says that in 2700 B.C., Chinese Emperor Shen Nung was boiling water when a few leaves from a tree fell into the water, creating the first tea. Since then, tea has been a staple drink in many countries and cultures. 

Burning incense and drinking tea has been a long-standing tradition. The raw material preparation and aged time are two factors that create unique flavors. This is an aesthetic and an oriental wisdom that complements the tea's beautiful quality as well. During the Song Dynasty, tea became one of the most important aspect's of that period's culture.

The Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre is currently offering a course in tea brewing. This course will teach the history, philosophy, and knowledge behind the art of tea brewing. It will focus on the foundation of tea brewing, techniques, and the tea system. Tea sets, tea leaves, and tea will be provided to students.

A minimum of four students are required to sign up for the class to begin.

Course ID: T2700
Day: Tuesday or Saturday 
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dates: Undecided

Fee: $499 + GST
No. of Classes: 8

Min No. of students required: 4

Instructor: Olivia Du (杜云)

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