The following is a beautifully shot film depicting a typical Chinese tea ceremony.*Chico Grande (2010)*
The tea ceremony is an incredibly traditional, formal element of Chinese culture and I began exploring it as the theme for my recent architectural project The Nomad Experience.
It is an intricate task with many steps, each of which must be performed in order to perfect the end product.
The experience raises questions about globalisation and the loss of culture that brings with it, although tea has never been native to England it is considered one of the staples of British life.
Chico Grande (2010) Ceremony. Online. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV3oCBrttVI