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Chinese Tea Culture

Chinese tea culture refers to the methods of preparation of tea, the equipment for making tea and the art of tasting tea. Plays an important role in Chinese tradition, Chinese tea is not only a kind of drinking but also used in traditional Chinese medicine and in Chinese cuisine.

Along with social development, tea drinking has gradually developed into a resplendent tea culture and become a bright pearl in the social life in China. Dating back to Tang Dynasty, there appeared "Tea Ceremony" and in modern China, it still regarded as the attitude of life. Chinese tea culture not only embodies the spirit of civilization, but also the spirit of ideological form. Follow us for an in-depth understanding about the art of tea in China!

Chinese Tea Culture

Teahouses

TeahousesTake in a play or a show as you sample some of the most subtle and refined teas in the Middle Kingdom. These teahouses can provide visitors with a wide variety of entertainment, or just a nice quiet place to unwind and experience the beauty and serenity of Chinese tea culture. Gift Shops also provide a great place to find unique presents for friends back home.Lao She Teahouse Lao She Teahouse was established in 1988. It has ancient decor and a 100% Beijing-style atmosphere. It is a pl Read More...

History of Chinese Tea

The history of Chinese tea is a long and gradual story of refinement. Generations of growers and producers have perfected the Chinese way of manufacturing tea, and its many unique regional variations.The original idea is credited to the legendary Emperor Shennong, who is said to have lived 5 000 years ago. His far-sighted edicts required, among other things, that all drinking water be boiled as a hygienic precaution. A story goes that, one summer day, while visiting a distant part of his realm, Read More...

Chinese Tea Classification

The main varieties of Chinese tea are classified as green tea, red tea (black tea), Wulong tea, white tea, yellow tea, and reprocessed tea.Green Tea Green tea is also called unfermentated tea. It is made with the new shoots of appropriate tea trees as raw materials, by applying the typical techniques of inactivation, rolling and drying. According to the drying and inactivation techniques, it is sub-divided into stir-fried green tea, roasted green tea, sun-dried green tea and steamed green tea. G Read More...

Chinese Tea Art

Chinese Tea Lore Chinese tea lore is several hundred years, possibly even thousands of years, older than that of Japan. It is said that Chinese tea lore places an emphasis on spirit and makes light of form. Tea lore had different representations at different historical periods. Teas are also various, but all embody the tea spirit of “clearness, respect, joy and truthfulness”.The highest ambit of tea lorePhilosophy, ethics and morality are blended into tea activity. People cultivate their mor Read More...