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CPD by Others
Code : YSG/S/201609
Event Name : Tea Pairing Workshop
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Ms. Catherine Yung

Catherine Yung is a mistress in the art of Chinese tea with an enormous passion for her trade. Born in New York, raised in Hong Kong and received her education in London, Catherine was brought up surrounded by tall skyscrapers and bustling streets, yet what interested her was not the extravagance of the urban lifestyle, but the serenity she found in the Chinese tea ceremony.

She was exposed to the tea culture at a very young age. It was not because she is Chinese, and tea has been an essential part of Chinese formalities for over a millennium, but she was also influenced by her mother, Lily, as she was the traditional pu'er tea business since Catherine was young.

In the expeditions with her mother, Catherine spent her time surrounded by tea plantations, master tea brewers and makers, and after each of these tea journeys she found herself more mesmerised by the elegance of the tea ceremony, while becoming more knowledgeable about the trade.

Upon completion of her bachelor's degree in Central Saint Martins ("CSM") of University of the Arts London, Catherine returned to Hong Kong with the intention of continuing on her tea journey. With the demand for quality tea in Hong Kong and mainland China increasing over the past years, Catherine saw the opportunity and founded Yu Teahouse in 2013.

She also works as a tea consultant for various organisations and restaurants, including The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Tencent and Bo Innovation.
Event Date : 25/06/2016
Event Time : 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue : Greater China Club, Shop A, 10/F, D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon
Division : YSG
Organizer : YSG
Closing Date : Please refer to "Remarks"
Fee : HK$250 for members; HK$400 for non-members; (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed) The above listed price for HKIS member includes the sponsor fee of HK$100 from HKIS YSG for each HKIS members
Priority : 35 persons only; First-come-first-served basis with priority to YSG
Language : Cantonese (mainly) & English
Details :

This workshop is hosted in hopes of promoting the Chinese tea culture to our HKIS members, to let more people enjoy the health benefits of tea and appreciate one of the Chinese's oldest traditions. It aimed to promote a healthy regimen of tea drinking that brings wellness to customers by offering the finest tea leaves at their establishment.

This 2-hour workshop aims to bring each audience with tea pairing experience for savouring tea, such as matching different kinds of snacks, sweets and other dishes. For instance, matching "yunwu" with dried okra, "tieguanyin" with almond crisps and "white peony" with dried apricots, the speaker, Catherine proposed that pu'er can be matched with some relatively saltier and greasier food whereas green tea and red tea with sweeter snacks to complement the fragrance of the tea.

This workshop also provide a chance to each audience for tea demonstration. Meanwhile, Catherine will also share the experience in picking the tea in different location in China. Our members could also raise the questions regarding the tea experience to our speaker in our last Q&A session.




Remark :

Closing date: 23 June 2016


  1. Online registration is NOT accepted for this social event.
  2. To register, please fill in the Standard Reservation Form together with payment for this social event. 
  3. For enquiries, please contact Ms. Donna Yu at 2526 3679 or [email protected]