Pioneering a tea renaissance, focused on tradition, culture and spiritual nourishment...
It is common knowledge that China is a land of tea. It's deeply rooted in Chinese culture and it's clearly an important part of the country's heritage, but when it comes to tea tasting, the story is slightly different. Nowadays, many people drink commercial brands of tea, with little knowledge or appreciation of traditional tea culture. Until a few years ago, the pace of growth in China was so rapid that it didn't leave any space for the development of a tea tasting culture that would (or could) embrace the richness of this old and important tradition.
Baoputang—a teahouse and private kitchen located inside a park of North Beijing—is
China’s global financial center, transport hub and stylish East-meets-West playground, Shanghai is the country’s largest city by population (23 million as of 2013), and the beating heart of the buzzing metropolis is Jing’An district, which has undergone a mind-blowing metamorphosis. The last decade has ushered in shiny new luxury shopping centers, high street fashion flagships, five-star hotels and LEED-certified skyscrapers housing HQs of a growing number of Fortune 500s.