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The Book of Tea by Lu Yu and the Tea - Culture in the Tang Dynasty

The Book of Tea contains ten chapters. The first chapter deals with the origin of tea, the soil and climate suitable for its cultivation and its nature and functions. Chapters two and three cover the equipment for the processing of tea and the actual processing. Chapter Four looks at utensils for making and drinking tea; Chapter Five deals with making tea and the arts applicable to tea-making; Chapter Six explores the technique of drinking tea and standards of tea appreciation. Chapter Seven records the history of Chinese people's tea-drinking habits while Chapter Eight describes China's tea-producing areas and the qualities...