Membership Mixers happen on the last Wednesday of every month and provide an opportunity for members to get to know each other and share business contacts all in the friendly confines of a member business.
Appreciate Authentic Asia in Austin
Welcome to our first in-person GAACC Member Mixer this year! We are so excited to get together once again and celebrate our Asian culture and community. This month we have a special offering all the way from the mountains of China and a presentation from one of our own representatives.
Venue: China Tea House
5:45 - 6:00 pm | Registration/Check in
6:00 - 6:05 pm | Rep. Goodwin, Vikki
6:05 - 6:15 pm | Tea Ceremony introduction by So Han Fan
6:15 - 7:00 pm | Networking
The parking places are on 49th and 46th street.
"Tea social, non-alcohol, as a new luxury"
The story of tea begins in China. According to legend, in 2737 BC, the Chinese emperor Shen Nung was sitting beneath a tree while his servant boiled water when some leaves from the tree blew into the water.
Since China is where tea got its big break, the reverence for tea and its incorporation into daily life are ubiquitous among the Chinese. Totally woven into the fabric of life, tea was regarded in ancient China as one of the seven most important elements in Chinese life (the others being firewood, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce, and vinegar, which is like modern Americans saying tea is like gas, electricity, internet, cell service, pizza, Netflix, and Amazon).
While we have delved into tea traditions in Japan and Britain, the Chinese have ceremonies and meanings all their own, representing a very special place in the world of tea.
West China Tea started in 2012 by founder So-Han Fan. It was borne from a passion for sharing Chinese tea culture and sourcing the finest and most unique farm-direct tea and artisan teaware. Their goal is to have tea houses all over the world, using tea culture as a way of uniting communities globally in a transnational network.
Let’s learn the new luxury, the Chinese tea ceremony!