Traditional tea processing techniques and their associated social practices in China were added to UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on Tuesday.
The status was conferred by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, hosted in Rabat, Morocco. It consists of knowledge, skills and practices concerning management of tea plantations, picking of tea leaves, and the processing, drinking and sharing of tea.
Tea originated in China, spread to other countries and is now loved by people all across the world.
No matter how the Chinese character of tea is written, or what the tea culture from China implies, it all points to how China gets along with the world. Just as President Xi Jinping said, it means that the Chinese people value the idea of preserving "harmony without uniformity".
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