Tea Ceremony





Newlyweds kneel in front of parents presenting tea.  A Good Luck Woman making the tea says auspicious phrases to bless the family
Tea ceremony is one of the custom in Chinese wedding .The ceremony widely practiced at the modern Chinese wedding at the wedding day either at home or reception. Tea ceremony actually symbolizes an official ritual to introduce the newlyweds to each other's  family, and it's a way for newlyweds to show respect and appreciation to their parents.  The newlyweds kneel in front of their parents, serving tea to both side of parents, as well as elder close relatives.  Parents give their words of blessing and gifts to the newlyweds.  During  tea presentation, a "Good Luck Woman" would say auspicious phrases to bless the newlyweds and the parents.  These auspicious words of blessing are almost a lost art nowadays, that are designed to bless and amuse the family and make the occasion filled with fun and joy. The groom’s parents will return “Red Envelopes” to the newly weds, usually consist of either money or jewelry. A red envelope (with money) will also be given to the lucky woman when each cup of tea is served

sources:http://www.chinabridal.com/etiquette/tea.htm .

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