Chinese Tea Culture

According to popular legend, tea was discovered by the Chinese emperor Shennong in 2737 B.C. when a leaf fell into a pot of water he was boiling. As long as 6,000 years ago, tea was brewed and drunk in China, and the cultivation of tea on a large scale as a trade commodity began 2,000 years ago.Tea stimulated trade with the West, and in Yunnan, where tea continues to be widely cultivated, there is a historic Tea and Horse Caravan Route, which traveled right through to Tibet. Its remains of which are now major tourist destinations. Tea has been deeply rooted in Chinese history and culture ever since that day...more
Chinese Tea Sets
In China, there are various kinds of tea sets with 6 different styles, practical value and artistic beauty,and different teas should be fitted with different tea sets, which is part of Chinese tea ceremony. Chinese tea set usually consists of tea spoon, tea clip, fair cup, tea, tea tray, teapot, kettle, cup bracket, tea cup and fragrance-smelling cup. The production materials of these tea set can be porcelain, glass, purple sand…more

Chinese Tea Ceremony & Art
Chinese Tea ceremony is not only about making or drinking a cup of tea, but more importantly, within a cup of tea, there is the essence of sky, earth, mountains, water, love, wisdom and life. The Chinese Tea Ceremony has a long history in China since Tang Dynasty, and became a practice that helps people to cultivate themselves and get spiritual perception. Among scholars, intellectuals and ordinary people, people have different ways of preparing and enjoy the tea. In this series of events, we are going to perceive those from a cup of tea. Maybe, this is the real understanding of Chinese Tea Culture.  
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Gaiwan Tea, Cap-cup Tea Chinese Kungfu tea Chinese Wedding Tea
Chinese Tea Making
Chinese Tea Art  Chinese Tea House Chinese tea customs

Chinese Tea Types
According to the different methods and colors by which it is processed,  Chinese tea may be classified into six categories: Green tea, Black tea, Oolong tea, White tea,  Yellow Tea and Scented Tea...Tea is widely accepted as beneficial for health. Drinking tea can not only quench thirst, but also overcome fatigue and help digestion. Ancient Chinese even likened tea to "the elixir of life". Here we list top ten Chinese famous teas and some other famous teas in China.
Huangshan Maofeng tea
Longjing Tea Biluochun Tea Huangshan Maofeng  Junshan Yinzhen Tea Xinyang Maojian Tea
Yunnan Pu'er Tea Keemun Black Tea Wuyi Rock Tea Anxi Tieguanyin Tea Lushan Yunwu tea

More About Chinese Tea
The tea  is a kind of  small shrubs tree with tender and glabrous branches. Its leaves are leathery, oblong or oval. And its flowers are white which blooming period is from October to February of the following year. Tea grows to bear capsules fruits with 3 spherical or 1-2 spherical.  In vast areas of China, tea is produced from Hainan Island down in the extreme south to Shandong Province in the north, from Tibet in the southwest to Taiwan across the Straits, totaling more than 20 provinces included many ethnic minority areas.

Tea Gardens in China  Processing of Tea Tea and Minority Groups

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