Happy Chinese New Year 2017. The first day of Chinese New Year falls this Saturday 28 Jan 2017. This will be the year of the rooster. Those born in the rooster year are supposed to be hardworking and dependable.
Chinese all over the world would be busy preparing for this important festive occasion. Families would be baking pastries and buying special treats for the traditional family reunion dinner on Chinese New Year's eve. Kids would be delighted to wear new clothes and look forward to receiving red packets containing some money (a blessing given by adults to children). It is one my favourite time of the year to meet relatives and friends, eating lots of food and snacks and the 3 day long weekend holiday would also allow me, hopefully to have extra tea brewing sessions.
I will be making a few trips later this year to China and Hong Kong and if you, the reader want to have a detailed look at the tea scene there, do contact me and I will be happy to show you the tea markets there. It will be mainly semi budget, some shopping, lots of eating and you should be tea drunk by the end of every evening. More importantly, you get to see the variety of tea and tea ware available, talk to the tea distributors directly and have tea sessions with tea drinkers who are passionate about Chinese tea. A 7/8 day trip would see us having tea adventures in Hong Kong (3 days) and Guangzhou (5 days).
I would like to thank all readers for your support - reading this blog, sharing your thoughts with me and supporting me recently in my online tea store. Thank you very much.
To all my readers, Happy Chinese New Year. May the odds be forever in your favour.