Agoston Horanyi

Laidlaw Scholar, Durham University
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About Agoston Horanyi

Hullo! I'm a forth year Chinese & French studies undergraduate at Durham. With my research, I have been exploring the formation of new wave tea culture in Hungary. My main interest these days are sustainability and urban planning, which I'm hoping to study after my BA.

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Undergraduate Scholar

Area of Expertise

Arts Environment Humanities Languages

Research Topic

History Regional & Area Studies Slavonic and East European Studies Society & Culture

Laidlaw Cohort Year



Durham University

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I speak:

English French Hungarian Mandarin

My hobbies/interests are:

Art Cycling Hiking/walking Music Nature & environment Photography Reading

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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Recent Comments

Sep 20, 2021
Replying to Fatima Formuli

What an interesting read! I would never have considered how much history there is behind tea

Thank you for your kind feedback, Fatima! I'm wanting to explore the topic more in the future — hopefully, I can share new findings before too long.

Apr 02, 2020

I think there might be a small mistake here: location is in fact one of the parameters when using the 'All Members' directory.

Apr 02, 2020
Replying to Nikol Chen

Sounds super interesting, Agoston! I had no idea that tea сulture in China was only invented recently. I love that you chose puer too - it's definitely special...Back in Kazakhstan, many university students drank several cups of puer per day for its effects :) 

Thank you, Nikol! How very nice, it would be fascinating to look into how and when puer tea found its way to places all around the world.  
It is important to note, though, that it is not so much tea culture itself that has only recently been invented: it has millenia-old history in China. But when it comes to the kind of ceremony—often referred to as gongfu—that is associated with Chinese tea culture today, it is indeed but an amalgam of different traditional brewing methods. The key is to realise that it is only one way of drinking it and is not at all representative, especially not from a historical point-of-view. : )


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