Xi Jinping and Theresa May take part in a tea ceremony accompanied by their spouses at the Diaoyutai state guesthouse, February 1th, Chinese tea become the major object to present the characteristics of Chinese and her culture.
The tea ceremony is not only a diplomatic protocol. It shows the greatest common point between the peoples of China and Britain, the love of having tea. As early as the 17th century, tea from China was sold in British coffee shops and “Chinese Drink” became a popular luxury of the time. For hundreds of year, afternoon tea has become one of the most important British lifestyles.