A Chinese Tea Ceremony to be included in your Wedding Ceremony!

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Chinese Tea Cerermony

A tea tree cannot be transplanted. It only sprouts and grows from a seed. That is why Chinese people take tea to symbolize loyalty, love, and the expectation of a happily married life.

The serving of sweet tea is believed to bring much happiness to the couple and foster a happy marriage.

Bride & Groom would like to embrace their respective cultures and show their great appreciation to both the bride & groom’s parents and grandmothers.

Chinese Tea Ceremony

Tea plays a significant part in weddings in Chinese culture. The Bride & Groom will now serve tea to Bride’s grandmother and then Bride’s parents. This act is a sign of respect and gratefulness to Bride’s parents and grandmother for all the years of love and care.

On the wedding day, one of the wedding guests pours the tea (one cup at a time) and takes it on a tray to the bride and groom. The bride and groom then serves tea, holding the tea cup with both hands to the parents and grandparents.

The serving of the tea is done out of respect to thank her parents for raising her and the love and care given to the couple.

Chinese wedding tea ceremony steps

The first thing to do is to organise positions:

During a Chinese wedding tea ceremony, the groom should stand on the right and the bride should be on the left side. Their parents should sit on chairs and wait for the new couples’ kneel and tea serving.

Next, is to communicate order of serving:

The order of serving tea is very important. It shows how the couple respect their seniority. The parents will be served first, then the grandparents, grand uncles and aunts, uncles and aunts, and then elder siblings.

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