As part of Sierra Madre’s month-long One Book One City celebration of Chinese culture, the Library is hosting “The Joy of Tea,” with Linda Louie, on Saturday, February 26, at 2:00 p.m.
Ms. Louie will present the celebrated Chinese Gongfu Tea Ceremony (Gongfu Cha), a centuries-old custom practiced by tea connoisseurs that was discouraged and virtually labeled a crime in China during the Communist Cultural Revolution. Preparing a superior cup of tea involves an exacting method which tea masters study for years to perfect, and involves the marriage of method with chemistry and physics. The goal is a brew that is not only delicious, but is satisfying to the soul. Ms. Louie’s presentation will conclude with a tasting of rare Pu-erh tea, which is made from centuries-old wild tea trees.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 626-355-7186, or visit the Library website at www.sierramadre.lib.ca.us. The Sierra Madre Public Library is located at 440 West Sierra Madre Boulevard in Sierra Madre.