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Craftsmanship of making Chinese Oolong tea. ©UNESCO 2009
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Craftsmanship of making Chinese Oolong tea

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The craftsmanship of making Chinese Oolong tea originates from Wuyishan in Fujian Province. The technique consists of several procedures from collecting fresh leaves to baking them at high then low temperatures in a bamboo cage. Inspiring poems, songs and dances, Oolong tea plays a central role in everyday culture including the tea ceremony. A Tea Sacrifice ceremony is held once a year in hopes of a good harvest. Oolong tea production is usually transmitted between father and son or master and apprentice.

on this subject: Nomination file / Dossier de candidature

Place/Country: China
Series: 2011 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Credits: Xu Shaoming, director ; Fujian, director ; Han wen-Luo qiutao, director.
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Rights/Droits: © 2009 China Fujian; Wuyishan Municipal Cultural and Sports Bureau

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