From June 12th to 15th, the AsiaBerlin Summit was held in Berlin, the capital of Germany. The most important forum of the summit took place at the Red Town Hall from June 12th to 13th. The Berlin China Cultural Center was invited to set up a booth at the AsiaBerlin Summit on June 13th to introduce Chinese Tea Culture through exhibitions and activities.
At the event, tea master Guo Yao showcased six major varieties of Chinese tea, including green tea, black tea, yellow tea, white tea, oolong tea, and pu-erh tea, presenting the art of tea from aspects such as tea selection, water preparation, brewing, and tasting methods, while introducing the health benefits of tea. Mr. Schwatz from the International Office of the Berlin City Council visited the cultural center's booth to experience tea art and enjoyed a cup of tea with Mr. Sun Qinhang, Director of the Berlin China Cultural Center, appreciating the spirit of harmony and the philosophy of life behind Chinese tea culture.
The aroma of tea wafting through the air attracted participants from various countries to the cultural center's booth to enjoy the tea art performance. Under the guidance of tea masters, guests experienced the subtleties of tea through observation, smelling, and tasting learned about the unique characteristics of different types of tea, and experienced the exquisite and poetic lifestyle embedded in the art of tea. The atmosphere was warm and interactive, with frequent discussions about tea varieties, brewing techniques, and the essence of tea culture. The tea masters patiently answered questions, sharing their knowledge and experiences of tea culture. The cultural center also played a video about the application for UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage status for tea culture and arranged a fun-filled tea culture knowledge quiz, giving participants the chance to test their understanding of tea culture.
In recent days, the cultural center has held a series of Chinese Tea Culture promotion activities to fully showcase the infinite charm and rich connotation of Chinese tea culture. Actively promoting China's profound tea culture, it aims to take tea culture to the world, enabling more overseas people to perceive the harmonious, friendly, and beautiful attitude towards life embedded in Chinese tea culture. Using tea as a medium, the activities seek to promote friendship and mutual understanding between Chinese people and those from other countries.
The AsiaBerlin Summit, formerly known as the "Asia-Pacific Week Berlin," was initiated by the Berlin City Council in 1997. Its goal is to promote exchanges and cooperation between Europe and Asia in politics, economics, culture, technology, and other fields. It serves as an important platform and bridge for cooperation and dialogue between Germany and the Asia-Pacific region. It was renamed the AsiaBerlin Summit in 2020. The theme of this year's summit is "Innovating now for a positive future," and it aims to promote future innovation and cooperation in the face of current opportunities and challenges. The main areas of focus of the summit include mobility and logistics, energy transformation and green technology, as well as artificial intelligence. More than 3,000 representatives from startup companies in the Asia-Pacific region and Berlin attended the summit to discuss the latest technological trends and explore cross-border cooperation opportunities between Asia and Germany.