Congratulations, my friends, you’ve started a might-be uneasy but interesting journey leading you to a fabulous future. Hi, I am Mabol, a tea coach. I majored in Tea Science in 2001 at Huazhong Agriculture University, spent 7 years studying tea, and got my Master degree. It’s hard initially, however, just like seven-year itch, but I have totally fallen in love tea, tea has been my best friend and the most passionate life partner. Therefore, in January 2015, I established my personal studio - Discover Cha, doing tea training in colleges or some organizations, consulting, tea events, and tea tours. It’s a wonderful journey that we have gained lots of joy and friendship. What’s more, tea has achieved better me, keeping me young, smart, knowledgeable, energetic and positive.
Tea does not belong to China only, it belongs to the whole world, tea is the universal language. In past years, I was able to make tea friends from each corner of the world because I can speak fluent English, and to share the abundant and diversified culture has become my goal. Meanwhile, I was told by friends again and again that “I wish to learn English from you.” Therefore, I did make the course of Tea Art In Dual Language since 2016, you may check those free lessons either from Himalaya FM channel or my public wechat account: Discover Cha.
However, that’s not a completed series. During this summertime, Thiago, one friend studying in PhD of anthropology at California University visited me, learning tea from me and doing research about tea in Kunming. I think it’s a good opportunity to make such course for him and you guys, with the hope to help you with mastering both English and tea. The Tea Art In English Junior has 10 lessons, and I designed them in different situations, each lesson has two sections: dialogue and vocabularies, both parts are practical in your daily life. It introduces the six types of tea and pu-erh tea generally, containing the knowledge of the origin, the brief introduction, the processing, and the brewing skill.
This course is suitable for you if you like tea, or do tea business, or study overseas, or want to improve your English simply. Of course, it requires basic English skill although this course is just a start. Thanks to Thiago and Robert，who helped me with this lecture recording, so to other teachers and friends who encouraged me and supported me in accomplishing Tea Art In English version I. I will open the first door through this course for you and hope that you can continue with this wonderful tea journey. There might be some points from my personal subjective perspective, or improper expression, I would appreciate that if you can help me to improve it. The copyright of Tea Art In English belongs to DiscoverCha Studio, any commercial usage is forbidden without the permission or authorization by Mabol Zhong. Of course, if you have any question or need, please feel free to contact us.
The last but not the least, hope you enjoy it as much as I made it. It’s important to speak it out loudly in your daily use no matter how. After all, we all become better by making mistakes. Good luck, my friends!