Featured Store of the Week
"TenRen's Tea & Ginseng Co."
6 Reasons to Drink Tea
History of Tea: It is believed that tea was discovered in 2737 b.c. by Shen Nong, a Chinese Emperor. There are two different stories of how tea was discovered. According to Chinese literature, Shen Nong was the founding father of today's Chinese herbal medicine and agriculture. Shen Nong was a scientist who invented and designed the way that Chinese's agriculture work for the past few thousand years. In many ways, Shen Nong was the person who started Chinese's civilization.
- Strengthen your immune system
- Prevent tooth decay
- Build stronger bones
- Protect your heart
- Eliminate body fat
- Boost memory and reduce your risk of cancer
Tea was always used as a Chinese medicine until around 3rd or 4th centuries, when tea became a beverage. Tea originally was for the "rich and powerful" only, because it was rare and hard to get. However, sometime between the 3rd century and 7th century, tea became more and more popular and affordable in China. After the 7th century, tea finally took over wine's place and became the most popular beverage among the Chinese.
TenRen's Tea / 75 Mott. Street, NY 10013
Business Hours - 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Customers can sample tea before making purchases.
3 Types of Tea:
Plum Tea - Plum flavor, naturally sweet, comes hot or cold
Oolong Tea - Traditional Taiwanese Tea, comes only hot
Pure Tea - natural green tea flavor, comes only hot
(Customers must call to make an appointment for a tea ceremony.)
Monday - Sunday, 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. 212-349-2286
Up to 15-20 People
Benefits of the Tea Ceremony:
Vast Range of Tea Testing
Experience traditional Taiwanese tea practice
Great fun for family and friends
|Local Events in Chinatown:|
Fifth Annual Winter Cultural Exchange Festival, Peking Opera Performances at Pace University
The New York Chinese Opera Society (NYCOS) will present The Fifth Annual Winter Cultural Exchange Festival at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University in Downtown Manhattan on December 2nd, December 3rd and December 4th, 2011. The three day event of Chinese Opera performances is a major collaboration between internationally renowned artists from China and local performers from the New York Tri-State area.
This year's program features the premiere of the first three scenes from the new Peking Opera, "King David and Bathsheba". This bold initiative is the second original Peking Opera piece created and directed by NYCOS and is an adaption from the well known traditional stories from the West. The members and staff of NYCOS have worked diligently on the script, music, costumes and choreography for "King David and Bathsheba" since this spring.
Chinatown Welcomes the Grand Opening of:
$5.75 lunch specials and affordable authentic Chinese seafood dishes, great for hosting a small dinner party or treating friends to that meal you promised for so long.
Sing Kee Seafood Restaurant
42 Bowery St., New York, NY 10013
Open 7 Days a Week - 11am - 11pm
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Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
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Date: November 19th.
Address: 70 Mulberry St., 2nd Fl, Chinatown
About: Spice up your autumn, with Teahouse Performances! Be moved by the tale of the fairy moon princess, stories of vampires, stone walls, and monks. Blending authenticity and innovation, H.T. Chen & Dancers will enchant you with traditional and contemporary dances, and culinary delights.
Lunar New Year is the liveliest and most important celebration in Chinese culture and Chinatown is the place to experience it! MOCA's walking tour takes visitors through Chinatown to learn about holiday traditions and customs observed by Chinese households. Witness how the neighborhood transforms itself in preparation for the New Year and discover the characteristics that make this holiday unique.
Tours are offered on:
Saturday, January 14, Sunday, January 15, Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, Saturday, January 28, 11am & 1pm
Ticket: $20/adult, $15/ student or senior (65+), $8 for MOCA members, Free for children under 5. Click here to purchase your ticket(s) online.
Click HERE to learn more.