Ms. May CHAN Siu-Mei was born in Hong Kong. She is the principle instructor and tea master of Homeland Tea Garden and promote east and west tea culture education and activities. She graduated from the School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University majoring in Tea Therapy & Nutritional Study for Health Preservation. She has also registered in the Occupational Qualification Certificate, China National Tea-Taster (Technician/Second Level) and China National Tea-Artist (Technician/Second Level), the People’s Republic of China. May has paid several visits to the planting and production of six major tea types (i.e. green tea, white tea, yellow tea, oolong tea, black tea and dark tea) in China as well as overseas countries. In 2016, she was appointed as the Officer of Shenzhen Tea Industry Association Liaison Office in Hong Kong to perform the tea culture and education tasks over the world.
May has previously overworked which had left her with some sequela in health. During the treatment process, she was inspired by several senior physicians and tea instructors that she started to apply her knowledge in tea practically in daily life to help people who was suffering from different types of disease to improve their physical conditions with tea. May was appointed by Hong Kong Tourism Board to encourage Chinese tea culture. She has been invited to give numerous talks and classes in school, university, business or non-profit organization. She can conduct in Cantonese, Mandarin and English on the introduction of tea tasting and its application on health preservation and improvement of physical conditions. During casual chats with her friends, May talks about the importance of matching tea with one’s physical conditions.
During casual chats with her friends, May talks about the importance of matching tea with one’s physical conditions, and analyzes the effects of different types of tea on the human body. She also noticed the that the tea brewing skills have different impacts on participants of different age groups in respect of their physical strength and mental coordination, with significant achievements not only in concentration but also in one’s mindfulness and self-betterment.