We designed this new course based on the passionate requests of many tea drinkers and our students, to bring you more and more into the beauty of the Chinese language.
We will study the basics of the language by completing the HSK 1 level course, , using vocabulary as much as possible referring to tea.
At the end of the course you will be able to hold a basic conversation in Chinese language, and to express your daily needs.
The course has been thought and planned by Vivian Zhang and Mrs. Linda Liang, a teacher wit 20+ years of experience currently employed at the Spanish Confucius Institute.
The course is held twice per week, for a total of 30 hours, and each class is taught online by Mrs. Liang.
Call for interest
The second edition of our Chinese course is planned for Autumn-Winter 2023; write us and let us know your favorite period of the year and time slot.
Mrs. Linda Liang has 20+ years of experience in Chinese teaching, first with the Mandarin School of Beijing, and since 2010 with the Spanish Confucius Institute.
Based on tea
Learn Chinese language following your passion for tea: it will be much more involving and rewarding than a common course, and it will allow you to further deepen your knowledge.
At the end of the course you can choose to attend to the HSK 1 official test (sold separately).
Classes are held online through Zoom, and in case for any reason you can't attend to one or more classes, you will receive a recording.
We will use audio / video and a live chat, to sum up the keywords of each lesson and your questions during the course, and we will share a presentation with words and photos with your private screens.
After each class we share our presentations for self study, the chat log, and some audio files to help you to review the most important words and their pronunciation.
The course includes 15 classes of two hours each, covering the whole program of the HSK 1 Chinese language basic course.
At the end of the course if you wish you can attend to the HSK 1 Chinese language test, to be officially certificated and continue your learning.
Attending this course you will find a class of like-minded students, that share the common passion for tea and deeper knowledge.
After ten years since the beginning of our journey, first as tea travelers and then as producers, we want to offer a solid structure to our words, and pave the path for all tea enthusiasts. We designed an educational program to enrich the knowledge and awareness on tea and to train future tea professionals, with the purpose to form skilled, conscious and critical tea drinkers, ready to keep improving and take an active part in the growing global industry of fine tea.
Director of education
Vivian Zhang is a tea master who graduated at the highest level from the Chinese Tea Academy, after attending courses in Beijing and completing her specialization in Kunming. In 2014 she became a tea producer after founding her company, Eastern Leaves, on mount Nannuo in Yunnan. Over the years, she has added the various degrees of the official training on tea - from the ceremony to the cultivation - to her liberal education in Ancient Chinese Literature. In 2016 she graduated with a Master degree in Food and Beverage Management, at Bocconi University in Milan. Together with Eastern Leaves, she divides her life between the mountains in Yunnan and her international travels, where she shares her experiences and the tea leaves she brings from her native land.
Upon passing the exam at the end of the Daye-Big Leaf level, a unique certificate in "Chinese Tea Taster and Connoisseur", legally registered with the Chinese Federation, will be issued by All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives, Kunming headquarters.Students in possession of said certificate are able to judge and accurately describe teas with respect to their own terroir, to brew tea as a professional, to trace the production techniques, and finally to understand and actively participate to market quotations.