Asian American Designer: Charlene Wang, Chinese Tea Tasting
Designer appearance 12:00-3:30 pm
Chinese-American Charlene Wang is the founder of Tranquil Tuesdays, a socially conscious Beijing-based company committed to empowering women and making artisanal tea and teaware. Tranquil Tuesdays works to bring back ancient tea traditions by working closely with farmers in rural China, to cultivate the best naturally-grown tea in the country, and with young designers from Jingdezheng, the home of fine Chinese pottery. Wang describes Tranquil Tuesdays as "taking a very classical, traditional, ancient art and give it a kind of contemporary twist. We aim to make a fresh vision of what it means to be Chinese."