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  1. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Hong Kong-style milk tea takes centre stage at cultural exhibition in Taiwan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Kong-style milk tea. Hong Kong's inventory was announced in June and was drawn up following passage of a UN convention on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. Simon Wong Ka-wor, chairman ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Tea time at Hong Kong's Taiwan exhibition Thousands of cups of Hong Kong's "silk-stocking" milk tea will be served to visitors ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Milk tea queen of the cha chaan teng dynasty

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by Denise Tsang

    ... recently recognised as part of the city's cultural heritage- is wrong. The tea leaves must be brewed for exactly 15 minutes at exactly 95 degrees Celsius before being filtered through a bag ... cent a year. Hong Kong's milk tea culture could be traced back to 1912, he said. But it was not until the 1950s that the taste for the beverage really took off as tea houses thrived ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Taiwan ready to take centre stage in cultural festival after 'gutter oil' woes: Lu Chien-ying

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by Oliver Chou

    ... damage Taiwan gets ready to take centre stage It's a tough time to be putting on a Taiwanese cultural festival in Hong Kong, but the official in charge of the island's bureau here wants to take people's minds off the recent "gutter oil" scandal- and, perhaps, restore some trust. Lu Chien-ying, director of the Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Centre, says she ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Milk tea kings brew up something special

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Jessie Lau

    ... and Chan Wai-ching, 2009 winner, a month after the drink was declared one of the city's 480 intangible cultural heritage items. "To every milk-tea brewer, this is confirmation," said Yu, who works at a teahouse in Causeway Bay. "[Milk tea] is so important to our culture, and to every person's lifestyle." Assembled by the government, the intangible cultural ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Inmates to take on cream of milk-tea makers in competition

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by Jessie Lau

    ... isn't the only one; milk tea was named by the government in June as one of the city's 480 official items of intangible cultural heritage. Ah Yung, who is also serving time for possessing ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Learning how to brew up has changed our lives, young pair say Inmates to take on cream of milk-tea makers For most people, it's simply a matter ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    In Japan, viewing the colours of maple leaves in autumn is a cultural obsession

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:09pm by STEVE JOHN POWELL

    ... windows. Stop at the Kutenan teahouse at the bottom of the hill for some frothy macha tea and warabi mochi (jelly-like confectionery made with bracken starch). Getting there: take the Kabe line ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    A revival's brewing for Hong Kong's tea house theatre

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com A revival's brewing for tea house theatre Tea house theatre could be back on the cultural menu early next year under plans being brewed ... Kowloon, but this demonstrates the elegance of tea house culture," Cheung said. Cheung, who is also the acting chairman of the School of Chinese Opera at the Academy for Performing Arts, ...

  8. The man selling tea to China- and brewing a premium culture

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it difficult. It might be possible in other countries. We've looked at Singapore and possibly Taiwan, where there is more of a premium tea culture than there is in Hong Kong. We stock more than 220 ... Robin Lynam foodandwine@scmp.com Tony Dick suspects his passion for tea could have a hereditary basis- one of his ancestors started a tea merchant's business in Glasgow in 1840. Dick ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Britain's legacy 'missing' on list of 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 07:21pm by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Afternoon tea and Easter holidays, which reflect rich colonial history, make Hong Kong unique among Chinese cities, say academics East-meets-West culture ... brought over by the British- has now become an integral part of Hong Kong culture. Ritz Carlton executive chef Peter Find described Hong Kong's afternoon tea culture as well established ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TELEVISION

    Q&A: Tea Leoni

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:26pm

    ... Gloria Chan Gloria Chan Tea Leoni, star of movies Deep Impact (1998), The Family Man (2000) and Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), returns to the small screen as America’s (fictional) fourth female secretary of state in the series Madam Secretary (Sony Channel, Thursdays at 8.50pm). It has been 16 years since you last starred in a television series (The Naked Truth). How is it going? ...




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