Tea For Harmony Xinyang Maojian Tea Cultural Fair (at the China Institute, NYC, May 23, 2024)

In celebration of International Tea Day, join us at China Institute in America with your friends and family at our Tea For Harmony — Xinyang Maojian Tea Cultural Fair! We will be bringing you an assortment of specialty teas and festivities flown in specifically for this event from Xinyang, Henan, China, where the origin of tea is often traced back to! Tea connoisseurs will share the ritual of tea and invite you to sample tea selections hailed as the “King of Teas”. Master artisans from China will perform Guzheng and lead experiential stations including rice dough sculpturing, paper cutting, VR experience and so much more. Enjoy this special tea-themed sensory experience with music and cultural performances presented by intangible culture inheritors from China!

Tea For Harmony Xinyang Maojian Tea Cultural Fair


Tea For Harmony
Xinyang Maojian Tea Cultural Fair

May 23, 2024
4:00 – 6:00 PM ET

Festivities include:

  • Tea ceremony demonstration
  • Guzheng performance
  • Specialty tea tasting
  • Rice dough sculpturing and giveaways
  • Paper cutting demonstration and giveaways
  • VR experience

This program is made possible through the support of the Chinese International Education Foundation, and generous supporters of China Institute in America.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

China Institute in America’s cultural programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Artist Biographies

Huang Xia Square
Huang Xia, representative intangible cultural heritage tea art inheritor (municipal level), Xinyang City

Liu Yuwei

Liu Yuwei, representative intangible cultural heritage face molding inheritor (provincial level), Henan Province

Meng Zhaodong

Meng Zhaodong, representative intangible cultural heritage shadow puppetry inheritor (county level), Gushi County

Xiao Junjing

Xiao Junjing, representative intangible cultural heritage Xinyang Maojian tea roasting skills inheritor (district level), Xi River District
Xu Xu
Xu Xu, representative intangible cultural heritage inheritor of Henan Province