A selection of clips from Programme 4 of Real Chinese.
China's tea tradition goes back many centuries and has now been revived with a vengeance. As a result, tea-shops and tea-houses have sprung up everywhere in even the most modern cities. But tea-drinking has not always been favoured. Regarded as bourgeois during the Cultural Revolution, tea-houses were torn down by political extremists. This clip covers asking for types of tea and cakes in a tea-house and saying thank you.
Beidaihe is a major seaside resort on the east coast. It's popular with Chinese tourists who come here for a relaxing swim and fresh sea food. This clip covers ordering beer, wine, juices, iced teas and ice-cream, talking about what you like to drink and making a toast.
For every successful bar in Beijing, there's another that bites the dust. For those that flourish, what is their secret? The owners of The Loft share the secret of their success in creating a bar which is completely new in concept.
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