(Closed) Chinese Tea Ceremony – Is this specific to Cantonese families?

posted 5 years ago in East Asian
Post # 3
137 posts
Blushing bee

I don’t know for certain, but I really don’t think it’s specific to Cantonese tradition.  I’d insist upon this though – it’s important to your parents, it doesn’t really cost anything, and unless it’s somehow physically difficult for your SO to perform, it’s a reasonable request!

Post # 4
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am as American as they come (that is – a little bit of this, a little bit of that, pale as can be).  My husband is Taiwanese.  We had a tea ceremony.  It was VERY important to his mother.  My parents thought it was cool, too. 

We did ours right after everyone was seated for dinner – my brother explained what was going on a little while his brother held the tea service and we spent, like, 5 min doing the tea ceremony in front of everyone. 

If his family isn’t into it maybe you could do it before the wedding in a more private place?  That’s more tradional, anyway, right?  We just wanted to share with everyone, and I think my Mother-In-Law secretly enjoyed her few minutes in the spotlight. 

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