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History of tea

history of tea

China is the hometown of tea, the first country in the world to discover and utilize tea, and the country with the richest tea tree resources. The southwest region of China is the origin of tea. The domestic tea area is vast, the tea types are numerous, the tea drinking is prosperous, and the tea art is exquisite, which is the best in the world. “Tea is a drink that originated from Shennong and was heard by Duke Zhou of Lu.” This ancient text is enough to prove that tea has a history of five thousand years. Tea, a tribute from China in ancient times, has been spread throughout the world for thousands of years.

Today, tea is grown in more than fifty countries around the world, and tea drinking is popular all over the world. Tracing back to its origins, tea tree planting resources, cultivation techniques, tea processing arts, tea drinking customs, etc. from various countries around the world were all directly or indirectly spread from China. Therefore, China is also known as the “Motherland of Tea.” The seven things that open the door are firewood, rice, oil, salt, sauce, vinegar, and tea. Tea has become a necessity of life for the Chinese nation. Tea can be drank at any time of the day, especially after dinner to aid digestion. Tea is the most widely circulated, most consumed and most familiar drink in the world.

Due to the above-mentioned reasons, the number of tea leaves has grown from hundreds of types to more than 500 types now. The problem lies in this. Tea is produced in every place in China, with its own set of names, types and tea-making processes. . There are endless variations in growing tea. At the end of the Qing Dynasty, a group of experts who studied tea classified the known teas in China into six categories, namely green tea, white tea, scented tea, pressed tea, oolong tea and black tea. Category, a summary of the hundreds of varieties of tea in China.

Although tea is divided into six categories, there are still many confusing issues that need to be resolved. Therefore, after the Second World War, a group of tea experts carefully identified the six categories mentioned above as green tea, white tea, yellow tea, green tea, black tea and dark tea, and pressed tea and scented tea. It becomes post-processed tea other than the six major tea categories.


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