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Mooncakes and Tea
In East Asian culture, the Mid Autumn Festival is a harvest festival most notably celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people. Traditionally held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar (generally late September to early October), family and friends come together to appreciate and admire the bright full moon, tell stories, light lanterns, drink tea and eat mooncakes.
Mooncakes are a rich, round pastry usually filled with sweet-bean or lotus-seed paste. Mooncakes represent completeness, fullness and the perfection of reunion. It is eaten in small slices and to balance the sweetness is accompanied by tea such as Tie Guan Yin, Da Hong Pao or roasted Oolong.
As one of the most important traditional festivals, the Zhu-Lin Buddhist Association is holding their Mid Autumn Festival on Saturday 14 September 2019 from 7 pm to 9 pm at 151-155 May Terrace, Ottoway. In celebration the festival will include interactive tea and mooncake tasting, all offered free.
Tea lovers are welcome to bring their own tea set, teaware and tea leaves to share their passion for tea, demonstrate techniques of brewing and educate others on the knowledge of tea tasting and its uniqueness. If you wish to bring your own, please contact Dafny on 0468 826 718 or at email@example.com to register and receive further information.