Inspired by Paris’ Coat of Arms, “Fluctuat nec mergitur” explores the voyage of tea from China to Europe and the renaissance of tea and coffee in Hong Kong.
Sculptor May Yeung and photographer Kevin Mak will host a documentary screening. Seeing coffee and tea as a language to connect people from various walks of life, May will interview the owners of bing sutts (1950s-built cold drink houses), cha chaan tengs, and French cafés. May and Kevin will create video and photo documentaries about the transformation of tea and coffee culture in HK.
Jouer’s executive chef Anne Cheung’s will reinvent Hong Kong milk tea, yuanyang and French coffee as macaroons and other desserts by using Tsit Wing’s tea leaves and coffee beans. In doing so, she recreates memory of childhood and the desire of revisiting our city’s past. As diners enjoy tea, they will also enjoy listening to music played by Tang King Ho, a Xiao and Dizi musician, in Sau Wa Fong.
May and environmentalist Eric Cheung will invite event participants to dye cloths with beverages brewed by Tsit Wing at Dyelicious. Participants are led on a journey reflecting on this intangible cultural heritage of Hong Kong.