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If your brew is never quite how you like it, then you’re not alone.
It takes FIVE WHOLE YEARS to learn the art of drinking and serving tea in China.
So spare a thought for British TV presenter Kate Humble who China Icons challenged to learn the basics of the Chinese tea ceremony in just one day in Beijing!
See what Kate learnt about making and tasting Chinese tea – and how you too can produce a better cup at home.
Kate’s top tips include warming up all the vessels you need to make the tea and using more leaves than you think you need.
Are you a fan of Kate Humble? Check out her exclusive interview with China Icons about travelling around China during Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival.
Want to know more about different types of Chinese tea and how they are produced? Our content from Fujian shows you how the leaves make it from plantation to tea cup, or check out this guide.
Planning to to visit some tea plantations on your travels? Our tea lovers guide to Fujian tells you where to go and what to see.