The Journey of Tea, a musical narrating the Chinese tea history, has been staged at the Guangqi Theater of the Chinese Academy of History in Beijing on April 12 and 13.
The musical centers around the adventures of Hua Yan, the protagonist, who in his dreams travels back to different periods of history, and experiences how tea drinking and making influenced people's life and way of thinking at the time. After he wakes up from the dream, he is inspired to carry forward the tea culture in the modern time.
Produced by Xinhuanet.com, the musical takes audience upon a journey to the root of tea culture and its links to the progress of Chinese civilization. It inspires among people an awe for history and confidence in Chinese culture.