Category: Tea History

Tea History in India

Tea History in India

THE BRITISH ESTABLISHED AN INDUSTRY IN INDIA THAT, TO THIS DAY, RESPONDS TO A STRONG INTERNATIONAL DEMAND FOR TEA WHILE MAINTAINING EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY STANDARDS IN SOME OF ITS GROWING REGIONS. HOWEVER, THE DISCOVERY OF WILD TEA TREES IN THE JUNGLES OF ASSAM INDICATES THAT INDIA […]

Tea History in Taiwan

Tea History in Taiwan

ALTHOUGH TAIWAN IS A FAIRLY RECENT TEA GROWING COUNTRY COMPARED TO CHINA, WHICH HAS A 5,000 YEAR-OLD HISTORY OF TEA CULTIVATION, THE WEATHER AND AS WELL AS THE EXPERTISE INHERITED FROM THE CHINESE, HAVE ENCOURAGED THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTION IN THE COUNTRY. TODAY, […]

Tea History in Japan

Tea History in Japan

Tea was introduced to Japan in the eighth century by monks who had spent time in China studying Buddhism. At the time, tea was already a popular beverage in China, and the monks used it as a stimulant to stay awake during their long hours […]

Tea Cooking in the Ancient Times

Tea Cooking in the Ancient Times

Spring water is the best for cooking tea. The river water is the second best, followed by well water. Among spring waters, the one gushing out or slowly flowing through the rocky pond is the best. The water rushing out and flowing rapidly is no […]

Report on Water for Tea Cooking

Report on Water for Tea Cooking

This is the very first monograph on tea making in Chinese history. It was written by Zhang Youxin, also called Zhang Kongzhao, a native of Luze of Shenzhou (present-day Shenzhou of Hebei) and a tea taster in the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). Zhang became […]

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