Thiago Braga


Position Title
Graduate Student Department of Anthropology Sociocultural Wing


Graduate student in Anthropology at UC Davis has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a Master of Laws degree in Chinese Studies from Peking University.  He spend time in the Yunnan province where he received a “crash course” in the tea industry and became fascinated with the concept of , “Fake tea”.  His example is the current attitudes surrounding Pu’er tea.  He has come to appreciate that tea is not necessarily about the substance itself, but the ritual that surrounds it and that tea becomes more of a spiritual practice.  He enjoys engaging in tea as a participant observer.