May 12-19, CIWA co-sponsored a symposium and a series of workshops at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington state. Over 200 students, faculty and staff from 6 academic programs learned about health, traditional Chinese medicine, and Tea in Chinese culture. Many learned for the first time that tea originated in China. The highlight of the workshops were tasting and comparing delicious teas grown in WuYi Mountains in China.

Tea master Lan Lihua was an expert on everything related to tea.She brewedtea for many students  andsharedstories about tea in lives of WuYi people.

          Lan Lihua with participants of the workshop on Culture

                       Poster for the Symposium