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Traditional Chinese Medicine’s (TCM) theory teaches that we are part of Nature and are made up of her elements: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. Each element has corresponding organ systems and their functions. The Five Elements is an ancient elaboration of the endocrine system.
In early Autumn the air is fresh with a breeze from the north. The Goddess Chang’E sips her immortal tea elixir and floats up to the moon. We celebrate her beauty and vibrant health during the Moon Festival, September 10 – 15. However beauty and health are long-lasting when we enjoy delicious Chinese teas.
The annual Dragon Boat Festival, held this year on June 3, 2022 is a public holiday in China with a history of more than 2,000 years. Several legends describe the origin of the festival. The most popular one commemorates the life and death of the famous poet and politician Qu Yuan and his patriotic love of country.