Mooncakes For Moon Festival

Moon Festival or Zhong Qiu Jie (中秋节 Mid-Autumn Festival) is one of the most important traditional holidays in China. It is a time for family reunions under the full moon.

In honor of this traditional festival, we hosted an interactive and tasty virtual event with Chef Donovan from Daily Provisions demonstrating how to make mooncakes and pairing them with the teas in our Moon Festival Bundle.

In this demonstration, chef Donovan shows you how to make mooncakes at home! ⁠

To participate, we encourage you to purchase the ingredients in advance as well as your Moon Festival Bundle to taste tea with the course.

Ingredients You'll Need:

  • Equipment: Scale, mooncake molds, medium bowls, whisk, pastry brush, sheet pans, parchment paper
  • 200g all-purpose flour
  • 140g invert sugar syrup (Lyle’s Golden)
  • 50g peanut oil
  • 4g lye water
  • pastes for fillings (best from local Asian markets): lotus bean paste, red bean paste, sesame paste, jujube paste
  • salted duck egg yolks (optional)
  • cornstarch
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)

A Fun and Interactive Activity

This free course is a great group activity, grab your ingredients, your teaware, and make an evening of it together!

Dive Deeper into Chinese Culture

During the making, Shunan explains some of the ancient stories surrounding the Moon Festival. Learn more about the holiday while you make a traditional treat!

Drink the Most Prized Teas

All four teas in this tasting are from China's most prestigious terroir. Tea Drunk only produces in the most historic and sought-after tea regions.

Example Curriculum

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