Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Great Australian Tea Ceremony performance by Penelope Thompson

G'day Mate!

This was an Australian cultural performance at the Jeongseon Arirang World Festival, Korea in October 2005.

I wanted to show Korean people the Aussie way of making bush tea.

While the billy boiled I played Australian folk songs - of course there was "Waltzing Matilda" on the harmonica!

The Korean people usually only drink green tea so it was an unusual treat for them to to try black, Western style tea.I made sure I served some Aussie style biscuits too.

All the billy tea was drunk and enjoyed, right down to the last drop!

You can watch a 5 minute video of the performance below. It may take a little while to download.
The Great Australian Tea Ceremony