The Chinese Tea Culture The Chinese tea culture is an important part of Chinese Culture and their kind the world's oldest Japanese tea culture has its roots in China but was developed independently over time. Even in China there is a special tea ceremony, which is translated tea ceremony (called Chinese ?? / ??, cháyì). After the massive repression of the public tea culture during the Cultural Revolution and the closure of many tea houses it is today but only in the south and west of China on Taiwan and spreads really. The tea has, however, to this day unchanged in families, with most Chinese people only drink unsweetened green tea.
Cultivation of tea and tea Green tea leaves and TasseDer Chinese tea is grown mainly in the south of the country. The green tea comes from the eastern Chinese provinces of Zhejiang, Anhui and Fujian, the Fujian Oolong tea from Taiwan or the yellow tea from Hunan and the red tea from Sichuan, China Yunnan.In distinction is essentially six types of tea:
It is also quite common instead of the Yellow Tees, categorized scented teas (such as jasmine tea) as the sixth grade
The tea house in Shanghai Huxinting-China is the motherland of tea instead. When was started exactly, it can be demonstrated not. It is certain that in the year 221 BC was a tax on tea. The Chinese tea ceremony has never been refined so strong and excessive, as in Japan, but it is stronger in the entire population verwurzelt.Während the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) tea was drunk by the nobility and scholars. In this time, the monks began in Buddhist monasteries that, during their hours of meditation often to drink tea, among other things, to stay awake. This practice should have been first introduced in Lingyang Monastery on Mount Taishan and have spread from there. After some time the monasteries began to grow even tea. In the Tang Dynasty and the world's first book about tea, the Chajing of Lu Yu, who grew up an orphan in a Buddhist monastery. He had the nickname of "The God of the tea." In this historical phase of the tea began to export abroad, first to Korea and Japan.Unter the Song dynasty took over the families of the upper class reinforces the tea. Have been introduced Teewettbewerbe to determine the best teas in the country. At the same time the art of making tea has been refined. In the period of the Yuan Dynasty, the tea spread out across the population. During the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Quan reasoned then, 17 Son of the Ming Emperor Hongwu, who led a reclusive life as a hermit, one of the new school Teekunst.Früher there were also many public teahouses in China, but had to close during the Cultural Revolution. Today in the cities more again. Under Mao Zedong, many intellectuals in addition to tea master fled to Taiwan. In Chinese families, the tea culture is, therefore, now surviving only in rudimentary form.
Source: Wikipedia - http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinesische_Teekultur