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A Cup of Tea, a Friend for Life

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Jun 15, 2016

The person to enjoy the tea with may be the most important aspect when we take the sip, but this is often neglected as we pay more attention to our taste buds and the surrounding atmosphere,

The person to enjoy the tea with may be the most important aspect when we take the sip, but this is often neglected as we pay more attention to our taste buds and the surrounding atmosphere,

There are many types of teas available for enjoyment, and all exist for a reason. Every type of tea features unique characteristics, and choosing the right type of tea is like choosing a desirable friend in life. Every encounter is distinct, but you must filter and select the one that brings you the most serenity and comfort. As the quote states, “Enhance your life by choosing suitable friends; acquire knowledge from reading appropriate books; become wiser by listening to sensible advice; cultivate your character by committing kind acts; and build your health by drinking the right tea.”

Tea has been long-known to produce various health benefits: it refreshes the mind, quenches your thirst, erases fatigue… Different people are delighted by different types of teas: pu-erh tea, west lake dragon well tea, flowering tea...many people are even innovative by adding gin or whiskey to the drink. The pursuit of taste is diverse.

OGP hosts a variety of afternoon tea parties, and welcomes visitors from around the world. In addition to the quality tea, it may be the relaxed atmosphere, the exchange of knowledge with others and the opportunity to establish new friendships that has inspired our members to repeatedly return to our events - prepared with the utmost sincerity to create the most pleasant experience for our guests.

This cup of aromatic tea is ready to be tasted with its yellowish-green colour. The leaves were picked from altitudes of 1300 to 1900 metres, from the national nature reserve of Ailaoshan, located at longitudes 101 ° 1335 "to 101 ° 3200" and latitudes 23 ° 4911 "to 24 ° 0835". The tea preparation process began by having the freshest tea leaves picked, washed, then placed into a cylindrical bamboo vessel with water to be boiled in high temperatures. The bamboo vessel was extracted as the water reaches its boiling point, and the finished tea is poured into a bamboo bowl, ready to be served. This is a traditional tea preparation technique requiring much time, materials, and energy. Unfortunately, this technique from the “Kucong” tea culture is rarely seen nowadays.

Rare, unique, and exclusive - these are the type of experiences OGP aim to offer for our members. Everything we do is for the purpose of increasing the total capital of our members, which are gained from the value of diverse invaluable products, the value of people and networks, and the value of business and investment channels.

Every encounter is meaningful. With an exquisite cup of tea, meet individuals who could become more than acquaintances in your life.

We would like to thank Mr. Chai Xiaohong for his continuous support to OGP with the provision of ecological tea from the Yunnan Province, a part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage. Mr. Chai is Executive VP of China Yunnan Province Chamber of Commerce, VP of China Yunnan Traditional Food Development Association, and Member of OGP.

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