who is china tea leaves?
Two Americans, artists by nature, Greta an architectural designer, Jim a writer, brought to China by work, coming to love 中国 (zhong guo) and its people.
We live in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, a city that is barely 30 years old, in a country that is over 5,000 years old. China of course to an outsider is overwhelming, four times the population of the US and over twenty times older than the States, massive, stereotyped, famous, but mysterious. But once you land, say 谢谢 (xie xie) to one grateful and impressed Mandarin speaker, learn one meaningful character, taste one authentic dish, come to know just one genuine thing about the Middle Kingdom, you will be hooked and want to know more, see more. China will not disappoint.
We hope China Tea Leaves gives a unique perspective on China, from “foreigners” living in the Middle Kingdom, who have a firsthand experience of this incredible culture. We’re trying to open up a little bit of China to the world, in its puzzles and its charms, to show in colour, story, and poem a sense of China that you can’t get from a black and white text.
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