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 Tea Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tea is often drunk at social events, such as afternoon tea and the tea party.
Tea is a family event, and is usually served with sugar and lemon, and an assortment of jams, pastries and confections, including pastila, pressed apple paste.
Tea may also be brewed with no heat at all by simply immersing the tea bags or infuser in room-temperature water and allowing a period of several hours (typically overnight) for steeping.
www.3acoffee.com /tea_culture.htm   (3251 words)

  
 Chinese Culture - Chinese Tea
Gradually tea was drunk less for its medicinal effects and more for its taste, prepared in the ways described in the Cha King.
In Han Dynasty (A.D. 206 - 220), tea was exported to Iran, India and Japan and classified as a luxury drink which was served in court and regarded as the height of elegance and refinement.
Tea was commonly used for barter during the Ming period (A.D. In the 17th century, Dutch merchants imported it to Holland from where it spread throughout Europe.
www.west-meet-east.com /tea.htm   (326 words)

  
 Chinese Tea, China Culture-Discover China Tours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chinese tea was first discovered and used as medicine.
Typical Oolong Tea leaves are green in the middle and red on the edges as a result of the process to soften tea leaves.
Chinese Flower Tea has light to medium flavor and medium to strong aroma Red leaves and red tea color, it's characteristic of Red Tea's fermentation process.
www.discoverchinatours.com /culture/tea.htm   (692 words)

  
 Chinese tea culture: Healthier, artistic and enjoyment
The word for tea leaves or tea as a drink in many countries are derivatives from the Chinese character "cha." The Russians call it "cha'i", which sounds like "chaye" (tea leaves) as it is pronounced in northern China, and the English word "tea" sounds similar to the pronunciation of its counterpart in Xiamen (Amoy).
Chinese tea may be classified into five types of teas according to the different methods by which it is processed.
Black tea, known as "red tea" (hong cha) in China, is the category which is fermented before baking; it is a later variety developed on the basis of the green tea.
www.index-china-food.com /index-china-food/tea-culture.htm   (1601 words)

  
 Chinese Tea Culture: The Chinese Experience
Tea from China, along with her silk and porcelain, began to be known the world over more than a thousand years ago and has since always been an important Chinese export.
Most of the compressed tea is in the form of bricks; it is, therefore, generally called "brick tea", though it is sometimes also in the form of cakes and bowls.
Tea is produced in vast areas of China from Hainan lsland down in the extreme south to Shandong Province in the north, from Tibet in the southwest to Taiwan across the Straits, totalling more than 20 provinces.
chinaculture.esmartdesign.com /tea/tea.html   (1457 words)

  
 Chinese tea culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In addition to being a drink, Chinese tea is used in traditional Chinese medicine and in Chinese cuisine.
This word is still used in modern tea communities in Taiwan and China to denote tea.
This procedure is mostly applicable to pu-erh teas, fl teas, or oolong teas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_tea_culture   (1868 words)

  
 Invisible Culture, Popular Culture, The Goth Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This journal is dedicated to explorations of the material and political dimensions of cultural practices: the means by which cultural objects and communities are produced, the historical contexts in which they emerge, and the regimes of knowledge or modes of social interaction to which they contribute computer connected.
History of Intellectual Culture is an international peer-reviewed academic electronic journal that provides a forum for publication and discussion of original research on the socio-historical contexts of ideas and ideologies and their relationships to community and state formation, physical environments, human and institutional agency, personal and collective identity, and lived experience.
Popular culture is an often-overlooked part of the fundamental religious "quest" and the cultural understanding of "what religion is" in that like "high" art, the popular arts and media not only explicitly portray religion and religious ideas, but also serve the "religious" purpose of conveying meaning in the people and values it represents.
www.byculture.net   (2524 words)

  
 Chinese Tea Culture: Tea Ceremony
After a couple of seconds, empty the tea from each smelling cup into its matching teacup "partner." Offer the empty smelling cup to each guest for his or her enjoyment of the aroma of the tea.
In the beginning you may experience some tea or water spillage or be unable to prepare the tea in time before some of the teacups run dry, but with practice and use of "GongFu" tea preparation you will soon experience the enhanced enjoyment of the tea time, tea, and teaset.
Chinese tea ceremony is inclusive of tea drinking rituals, an elaborate ritual to prepare tea, and a quiet interlude during which the host and guests strive for spiritual refreshment and harmony with nature.
www.sinowaytravel.com /news/tea_preparation.htm   (627 words)

  
 Lu Yu and Chinese Tea Culture--Gourmet
The Manchu and Han banquet was introduced during Emperor Kangxi’s reign at the government house and official residence of the upper strata.
When we talk about Chinese tea culture today, we shouldn’t miss an important figure in Chinese history―Lu Yu, who was respected as a “ Tea Sage ” for his contribution to Chinese tea culture.
It is divided into three sections and ten chapters, including the origin of tea, tea tools, tea picking, tea cooking, tea ceremony and famous tea producing areas.
english.china.com /zh_cn/gourmet/tea/11020889/20040710/11776099.html   (438 words)

  
 Chinese Tea Culture
It is not simply a tpe of dring, but a transmitter of culture, representing the philosophy, aesthetic views and way of life of the Chinese people, from which the spiritual world of the Chinese people can be discerned.
This book related the rich knowledge about Chinese tea nd Chinese tea culture in terms of the origin of tea, its history, the methods and customs of drinking tea and tea drinking vessels.
It explains the Chinese tea ceremony in depth and with and easy-to-understand approach and introduces the colorful teahose culture, legends about tea, and the literature and art closely connected with tea.
www.chinesemall.com /chinteacul.html   (138 words)

  
 The Cultural Heritage of China :: Food & Drink :: Tea :: Tea Cultures
Tea would be brewed at the beginning of the day and would be served as guests arrived during the day.
Tea drinking in Taiwan is akin to the high art of wine tasting in the west.
The tea is brewed for approximately one minute and then quickly transferred to the serving pot to mix it evenly, avoiding uneven flavor from cup to cup.
www.ibiblio.org /chineseculture/contents/food/p-food-c03s03.html   (2707 words)

  
 Chinese tea culture - Chinese Food History, Story and Culture - Chinese Restaurant and Chinese Food
Tea culture in China differs from that of Europe, United KingdomBritain or Japan in such things as preparation methods, tasting methods and the occasions for which it is consumed.
In addition to being a drink, Chinese tea is used in herbal medicine and in Chinese cuisinecooking.
The tea ceremony during weddings also serves as a means for both parties in the wedding to meet with members of the other family.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Chinese_tea_culture   (1462 words)

  
 Chinese Tea 101
Tea, native to southern China, was known in very early times for reliving fatigue, and its positive effects on the will, eyesight, and soul.
It became a favored beverage by the fourth century, when Chinese emperors would bestow some rare preparation of the leaves on their high ministers as a reward.
Just as tea preparation has evolved, so has tea culture; today in China one finds rich traditions of cultivation, preparation, tasting and spirituality.
www.food-culture.com /htm/tea.htm   (210 words)

  
 Chinese Tea Culture - China History Forum, chinese history forum
Japan learnt about tea from the chinese during Tang dynasty, and the west actually 'stole' the technique of tea-making from the chinese during the 19th century (uhmm..can't remember the name of that british tea-robber).
The Chinese are the most likely to delight in drinking tea as well as being the most discriminating in the way tea is made and served.
Besides using high-grade tea such as jasmine tea, Dragon Well tea and "Biluochun" tea (both green teas), what sets "gaiwan" tea apart is the tea set: a handleless teacup, a lid and a saucer, which is where "gaiwan" tea got its name, for "gaiwan" means "lidded teacup." The most interesting part is the lid.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=4418   (2780 words)

  
 Chinese Tea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The history of Chinese tea is a long and slow story of refinement.
Tea is grown widely throughout south-eastern China – roughly the area south of a line from Shanghai to southern Tibet.
Green tea is the variety which keeps the original color of the tea leaves without fermentation during processing.
www.chinahighlights.com /travelguide/tea.htm   (874 words)

  
 Chinese Tea Culture & Gongfu Tea
It is a precise and thoughtful ritual that allows the tea lover to fully appreciate all the sensory aspects of tea, the beauty of the leaf and its subtle flavor and aroma.
Because of the high temperatures used and the absorbency and insulation of Yixing teapots, green and scented teas are not recommended for this style of presentation.
The key accessories needed to prepare tea in the gongfu style are a small Yixing teapot, a clay tea boat or shallow dish, a serving pitcher, small tasting cups and a wastewater bowl or draining tray.
www.thefragrantleaf.com /teaprepchinb.html   (497 words)

  
 Chinese Tea Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Chinese have a saying: 'Firewood, rice, oil, salt, sauce, vinegar and tea are the seven necessities to begin a day.' Though tea is last on the list, we still can see the importance of tea in daily life.
Tea and tea wares should match surrounding elements such as breeze, bright moon, pines, bamboo, plums and snow.
Tea is a mysterious but harmonious combination; it is spiritual as well as material, and invigorating as well as pacifying.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/cuisine_drink/tea/culture.htm   (645 words)

  
 Chinese Tea - Chinese Culture
Tea has been a major part of Chinese culture, having been supposedly invented back in the time of the Yellow Emperor.
The range of colors in teas are from very pale, known as white teas, to dark liquids as thick as coffee.
Tea houses have become very popular over the last few years, featuring teas mixed with various fruity flavors, such as lyche and coconut, and tapioca.
www.bellaonline.com /ArticlesP/art28855.asp   (492 words)

  
 Cha Xiu Bao: Chinese Tea
These tea waiters lived mostly by tips so they'll do all kinds of dazzling move to impress the guests, moves like "the spread eagle" or "the dragon asking for direction" are but a few that come to mind.
China’s tea culture is undoubtedly the granddaddy of all the tea cultures in the world.
This move means to pour the tea from the big cups to the smaller ones (the number depends on that of the drinkers).
chaxiubao.typepad.com /chaxiubao/chinese_tea   (3871 words)

  
 Chinese Tea Culture - Book by Wang Ling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is not simply a type of drink, but a transmitter of culture, resprsenting the philosophy, aesthetic views and way of life of the Chinese people, from which the spiritual world of the Chinese people can be discerned.
This book relates the rich knowledge about Chinese tea and Chinese tea culture in terms of the origin of tea, its history, the methods and customs of drinking tea and tea drinking vessels.
It explains the Chinese tea ceremony in depth and with an easy-to-understand approach and introduces the colorful teahouse culture, legends about tea, and the literature and art closely connected with tea.
spiritdimension.com /book-store/wang-ling-book-chinese-tea-culture.htm   (171 words)

  
 Chinese Green Tea Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
From growing it to writing poetry about it, the green tea is consumed in almost everywhere within it.
Sichuan is one of the provinces where tea originated from.
A Chinese movie about a marriage-seeking girl who could tell fortune by a glass of green tea.
www.green-tea-store.com /culture/culture.html   (118 words)

  
 Chinese Tea Culture: Type of Tea
One of the key steps in the tea manufacturing process, that is a factor in determining the type of tea that is produced, is the degree of fermentation the tea leaves are allowed to undergo.
The term fermentation when applied to tea is something of a misnomer, as the term actually refers to how much a tea is allowed to undergo enzymatic oxidation by allowing the freshly picked tea leaves to dry.
Teas which are allowed to ferment and then have the processed stopped and later fermented again are known as post-fermented tea.
www.sinowaytravel.com /aboutyangshuo/eating/tea_types.htm   (463 words)

  
 Tea Knowledge Base: Chinese Tea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chinese tea was first chronicled in Zhou dynasty.
During Tang and Song dynasties, the golden era of tea culture, the Chinese civilization spawned off an elaborate tea ceremony that remains in Japan today.
Sinc then, Chinese tea arts have gone through several stages of evolution including the transformation of the principal drinking vessels from bowls to cups.
www.easterntea.com /tea/chinesetea.htm   (622 words)

  
 Preparing Chinese Tea With a Kettle
Tea is left in the kettle and is boiled again and again, day after day.
Overnight tea is considered unhealthy as far as Kam's tea knowledge goes.
Tea from the kettle is usually served with bowls.
chineseteas101.com /kettle.htm   (299 words)

  
 Chinese Tea Culture - Online Bookshop :: AcuMedic
Relates the rich knowledge about Chinese tea and Chinese tea culture in terms of the origin of tea,its history,the methods and customs of drinking tea and tea drinking vessels, and explains legends about tea and tea ceremony.
It is simply a type of drink, but a transmitter of culture, representing the philosophy, aesthetic views and way of life of the Chinese people, from which the spiritual world of the Chinese people can be discerned.
This book relates the rich knowledge about Chinese tea and Chinese tea culture in terms of the origin of the tea, its explains the Chinese tea ceremony in depth and with an easy-to-understand approach and introduces the colorful teahouse culture, legends about tea, and the literature and art closely connected with tea.
www.acumedic.com /bkplindex/BK3526.html   (320 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Tea and Chinese Culture: Books: Ling Wang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
From its earliest uses as a medicinal herb to the highest refinement of tea as art and ritual, this full-color book provides a fascinating overview of the myriad forms and varieties of tea culture through the centuries.
Beginning from prehistory, where tea was seen as a medicinal miracle in legendary times, Wang shows how tea made the transformation from medicinal herb to favored drink of everyday Chinese in all walks of life.
Admittedly Tea and Chinese Culture is a big subject, and even discussing Chinese culture is perhaps as bogus as discussing 'European culture.' There have been a lot of cultures over a long period of time.
www.amazon.com /Tea-Chinese-Culture-Ling-Wang/dp/1592650252   (1258 words)

  
 Comments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chinese Tea Culture on Show in HK ¡¡¡¡An exhibition featuring the unique Chinese tea culture of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) opened in Hong Kong on Wednesday.
¡¡¡¡On display are more than 120 pieces of Chinese tea ware and other vessels dating from the Tang Dynasty to the 20th century.
¡¡¡¡Among the exposition articles, Chajing or the Culture of Tea, is an important piece of writing because it is the first comprehensive essay on tea and China¡®s tea-drinking culture.
chinese.blogdrive.com /comments?id=27   (282 words)

  
 The comparison between Chinese tea culture and Japanese tea culture
I am not saying that Japanese tea culture is less important or in a lower position than Chinese tea culture.
Japanese tea culture absorbed some best part of Chinese tea culture and made it complete and special.
The procedures of Japanese tea culture are very complex and difficult for people to master, while Chinese tea culture has many styles and forms, simple or complex, easy or difficult.
free.prohosting.com /tea-cn/english/t-cn-jp.htm   (212 words)

  
 China Tea, Chinese Tea, China Tea Culture: Travel China Guide.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chinese people are believed to have enjoyed tea drinking for more than 4,000 years.
One day,as he was being poisoned by some herb he had ingested; a drop of water from a tea tree dripped into his mouth and he was saved.
Tinted by the cultural style of the Song Dynasty, tea culture at this time was delicate and sumptuous.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/cuisine_drink/tea   (467 words)

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