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A Taste of China Episode 3: Oolong the Coast in Fujian
December 15, 2020 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
On December 15, travel live with us to Fujian, the coastal province that serves as one of China’s most important tea-producing hubs. The province’s cuisine, famous for its fresh seafood dishes, is one of China’s eight great culinary traditions.
Tea connects the billions of Chinese who consume it today in much the same way as they have for centuries. In recent years, ancient ceremonial traditions have been revived by Chinese seeking deeper connections with the past. And China’s nouveaux riches have found in tea a powerful status symbol. Some specialty teas have emerged as hot investments: a wealthy purchaser made headlines for paying 180,000 yuan – almost $28,000 – for just 20g of Fujian’s legendary Da Hong Pao tea. At over $10,000 for a pot, the tea is worth more 30 times its weight in gold!
In this episode, food and tea experts come together to explore Fujian’s tea industry and to offer food-tea pairings to whet your appetite for China’s coast.