Embracing tea culture at China National Arts and Crafts Museum


Tea, an integral part of Chinese heritage, continues to transcend time, serving as a symbol of cultural unity and global connectivity. In 2022, the traditional tea processing techniques and associated social practices in China earned recognition as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

In celebration of the fifth International Tea Day, the China National Arts and Crafts Museum presents an exhibition on tea culture and tea life on May 21st. This exhibition delves into China’s tea culture across six sections: from the origins of tea to modern tea life, from tea utensils to ceremonial tea banquets, from tea classification to tea tasting. It comprehensively showcases the significant role of tea in the daily lives and social activities of the Chinese people. Visitors can explore the depth of Chinese tea culture, experiencing the seamless fusion of tradition and modernity.

The museum, opening at 9 AM with last entries at 4 PM, is closed on Mondays except holidays.