Beijing: Making Dumplings and Drinking Tea
8:00-8:25 Morning Assembly
9:30-10:20 Class Block 1
10:30-11:20 Class Block 2
11:30-12:20 Class Block 3
2:30-5:30 Making Dumplings and Dinner
7:15-8:05 Cultural Exploration Classes
8:30 -9:20 Study Hall
9:30-10:30 Check In
What the Beijing Academy did today:
Teachers committed the past few days to appreciating traditional Chinese food and drink. Yesterday, teachers led students to the fabled "Tea City" of Beijing which is a huge market with vendors selling every type of tea imaginable. Students sat down in groups for tea tastings with tea merchants who discussed numerous aspects of tea including its cultivation, varieties, and health benefits. Students had free time afterwards to shop around for tea to bring home.
Wednesday afternoon after class students honed their dumpling making skills while helped by teachers at a nearby restaurant. Check back on Friday to read more about the Beijing Academy!