Chinese Culture

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival & Moon Cakes

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival & Moon Cakes

The Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节 zhōng qiū jié) is one of most significant festivals in China. It falls on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon at night. The full moon is a symbol of reunion in Chinese culture. A typical […]

Yixing Zisha Artists And Different Levels

Yixing Zisha Artists And Different Levels

If you ask Chinese people what the most prominent tea vessel is in China, most of them will give you the answer “Zisha teapot”. Zisha teapot, made of purple clay unique to Yixing, is also known as Yixing teapot. The special properties of Zisha (purple clay) make […]

The ‘Gong Dao Bei’ (Fairness Pitcher) Was Originally Made for Liquor

The ‘Gong Dao Bei’ (Fairness Pitcher) Was Originally Made for Liquor

When we prepare tea the ceremonial way, a tea pitcher is a must. This pitcher is also known as ‘Gong Dao Bei’ (fairness cup). In modern times, this tool makes sure the tea flavor is distributed evenly among each served cup. What even long-time tea […]

The Qingming Festival: History, Origin & Customs Explained

The Qingming Festival: History, Origin & Customs Explained

Qingming Festival (清明节) is one of the most important traditional Chinese festivals, also known as the Tomb-Sweeping Day. “Qingming” literally means “clear and bright” in Chinese, which is a very suitable name, given its history and meaning. History & Origin This holiday has a history of more than […]

The Significance of Horses in Chinese Culture – Hors

The Significance of Horses in Chinese Culture – Hors

Horses have a very high status in traditional Chinese culture. The traditional Chinese character of the word horse (馬, mǎ) looks exactly like a standing horse. In ancient China, there were six main kinds of domestic animals: horse, cattle, sheep, chicken, dog and pig. The […]