Well now that's an interesting tradition. And one I've never heard of!
I had not heard that one either. The information was on one of the pages of my little 2009 page-a-day tea calendar, the one from Andrews McMeel Publishing.
I got a book for Christmas that has a double page photograph of a tea house in Hong Kong where many bird cages are hung from the ceiling displaying birds. Some cages are covered, but most are not. What seemed unusual to me is that they hang right above the tables where patrons [which in the photograph are ALL men] are eating and drinking tea. I wondered how healthy that would be. Phyllis
Wow, Phyllis, how interesting. Thanks for sharing that. Guess they don't have health inspectors in Hong Kong!
Fascinating! I love watching the birds in our yard when I sip tea, but not sure about hanging near my tea. The music would be beautiful.
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