Tea for Two: Re-blending Tea between East and West

Tea for Two: Re-blending Tea between East and West

Launch Event: 03 March 2016 1830 - 2130

Exhibition: 03 - 12 March

The exhibition will show the winning and selected designs of the tea packaging competition, as well as the story of the Yunxu Valley White Tea. The launch event will be on the 3rd of March from 18:30 to 21:30 and supported by the Shanghai Promotion Centre for City of Design. You are welcome to join us to enjoy the most innovative designs from the Tea Packaging Competition in Nottingham Trent University, the demonstration of traditional Chinese tea ceremony, Chinese music instrument performance, and free tea tasting session.


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Tea is an essential part of Chinese culture. Its pleasant, low-key and long lasting fragrance ensures that it is regarded as the most Zen-like drink, and it creates a sense of harmony between human beings and nature. Tea-drinking also runs through the veins of both Eastern and Western cultures, and has inspired a variety of customs and ceremonies in different areas worldwide. Among all the tea types, white tea is considered very beneficial to overall health because of its anti-aging properties, ability to lower blood sugar and uric acid as well as repair liver damage caused by excessive alcohol intake, anti-inflammatory properties and balancing of intestinal microflora in the stomach.

Yunxu Valley White Tea is one of the leading organic tea producer in China. With the great boost in the demand for tea products, Yunxu Valley White Tea is currently focused on developing their brand through innovative packaging design, and they are highly interested in the designs produced by talents in the UK and China. Invited by the leading producer of Yunxu Valley Zen Tea, the China Design Centre is organizing a series of events to promote its tea culture and tea products in the UK. The events are divided into two major components:Tea Packaging Competition and "Tea For Two" Exhibition. The events are not only committed to promoting the traditional Chinese tea culture in both Chinese and Western world, but also to encouraging the exchange design ideas between China and the UK.

In collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, the tea packaging competition is currently running as a part of NTU Global Week. The competition holds from 1 to 24 February 2016 and is open to all design disciplines at NTU. All the submitted designs will be exhibited in the main hall of the city campus where votes will be collected from students and tutors. Three winners will be selected based on this vote and the first place winner will be chosen by representatives of the CDC and Yunxu Valley Tea. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony and prizes will be given. The initial award ceremony will be held at Nottingham Trent University and the following ceremony will be organised by the China Design Centre at the launch event for the exhibition of ‘Tea for Two: Re-blending Tea between East and West’.