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Phase 2 and off they go for the traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony between parents. In a traditional Chinese wedding, the tea ceremony is one of the most significant events. It includes very formal introductions of the bride and groom and shows respect to their families. The purity of tea represents pure love; the stability of tea stands for faithful love; the fertility of tea represents many children. In exchange, the parents will give their blessings, and present gifts either in a form of heirloom or hong bao, or red packet, a monetary gift which traditionally given during Chinese New Year or special occasions such as weddings, the birth of a baby or graduation. 

 

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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The Tea Ceremony
The Tea Ceremony

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