The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China held a meeting titled “Tea for Harmony” at the Prince Kung Pavilion in Beijing’s Xinging district on the occasion of the “International Tea Day” to be celebrated on May 21.
In the event attended by 75 ambassadors and diplomats from 41 countries and nearly 200 Chinese and foreign guests, Turkish tea was served to the guests at the stand established by Turkey.
Chinese Minister of Culture and Tourism Hu Hiping, while tasting with Turkey’s Ambassador to Beijing İsmail Hakkı Musa, expressed his appreciation for Turkish tea.
In the event, besides Turkey, countries such as Argentina, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mauritius and Sri Lanka offered their own tea to the guests at the stands they set up.
The Chinese government has been carrying out activities to raise awareness of Chinese tea culture around the world, after China’s traditional tea brewing techniques and tea-related social practices were inscribed on UNECO’s Representative List of the Intangible Human Heritage in 2022.
The “Tea for Harmony” event will be repeated in 41 countries, including Turkey, after Beijing. The event aims to “contribute to friendly dialogue and mutual learning among civilizations”.