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Chinese Tea and Tea Set
The tea tree, a perennial evergreen bush, belongs to the camellia family. Today tea is one of the three major drinks (tea, coffee and cocoa) in the world.
It is universally acknowledged that tea originates from China and teas was first planted, produced and drunk by Chinese. According to legend story, one Chinese ancestor was poisoned when he tasted different weeds and grass but beyond expectation he was detoxified after drinking tea. Two thousand years ago, only the southwest part of china growing tea but later tea was introduced into other parts of china. During the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD) tea trees were widely planted in the Yangtze River valley.
At the very beginning teas was drunk as herbal medicine. Later on, people came to realize that besides its medicinal function tea also has fragrant flavor and it also can moisten throat and quench thirst. The historian believed that tea became a drink not later than the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-25AD).
In the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420-589) Buddhism became popular and monks refreshed themselves with tea when sitting in meditation and chanting scriptures.
In the Tang Dynasty, tea drinking achieved even greater popularity. Since tea can stimulate thinking, scholars took delight in it wrote poems, painted pictures with the subject of tea. During this period Lu Yu (733-804AD) wrote the Book of Tea, which is the first book about tea. The Book of Teas introduced the origin of tea, the nature of tea, process of producing tea, method of drinking tea and tea drinking vessels. Later Lu was called the “Saint of Tea”.
During the Song and Yuan Dynasties (960-1368AD), appraising tea was popular. Although people would not add ginger and salt into the tea when drinking but they still emphasized on boiling tea instead of making tea directly with hot water.
Over the long history of tea drinking in China, the Chinese tea culture came into Beijing. Drinking tea was not only for quenching thirst or for enjoyment, but also for the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding. In addition, tea inspired many cultural activities. So many tea-related poems, paintings, songs, dances and operas appeared in the old times in China. There were so many tea houses appeared in the streets in cities and there gathered all kinds of people drinking tea and enjoying shows and storytelling. Even disputes among the people were judged and mediated in the teahouse. To some extent, the teahouses were a microcosm of social life of china in the past. To entertain the guests with tea is most important etiquette of sociality for Chinese people. For scholars drinking tea is very important part of their life they believe drinking tea can inspire mind, refine sentiment
Category of Chinese tea
According to the ways of processing, Chinese tea can be classified into six kinds. Green tea is unfermented tea. The Dragon Well green tea produce in Hangzhou is most famous. The black tea, which is fermented tea. Oolong tea is semi-fermented tea. White tea is baked sprout. Flower tea which green tea with jasmine flowers. Brick tea, which is also called “compressed tea”.
Tea set consists of porcelain or clay teapots, cups, tea containers, tea tray, tea brush and etc.Tea art is the way of making tea and tasting tea. Music is always played at the tea art. Every city in China sells tea.

Luyu the Saint of Tea Tea Plantation
Luyu the Saint of Tea
Tea Plantation
Green Tea
Oolong Tea,wulong tea
Green Tea
Oolong Tea
Jasmine Tea
Puer Tea
Jasmine Tea
Puer Tea
Black tea
Tea Ceremony
Black Tea
Tea Ceremony
Kongfu Tea Performance
Tea Set
Kongfu Tea Performance
Tea Set



I can bring you to a local teas house to enjoy a tea ceremony. You can drink different kinds of tea and buy Chinese tea or tea set.

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Chinese Tea and the Tea Set
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