World Tea Expo
Pre-Conference: June 11-14, 2018
Conference & Expo: June 12-14, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall
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Taming Chinese Tea Names

  • Tuesday, 06/13/2017: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Room: N234
  • Session Number:  CS35

Description

This class is for anyone who has ever wondered how to say "Bai Mudan" or why Pu'er is also spelled Pu-erh. The answer to both questions has to do with Pinyin, the system of romanization used to convert Chinese characters (or writing) to English spelling. We will cover the earlier system, Wade-Giles, and how it is still confusing people in the tea industry. We will learn why one tea can be written 6 different ways and which one is the right way. We will also cover pronunciation of most tea names that you would come across in the tea industry today.

Learning Objectives

Guidelines on how to properly write the names of most Chinese teas
How to pronounce the names of the most common Chinese teas in the US today
The reason many teas are written in more ways than one

Speaker

DANIELLE HOCHSTETTER

DIRECTOR OF TEA
TEFORIA
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