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  Fujian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fujian borders Zhejiang to the north, Jiangxi to the west, and Guangdong to the south.
Fujian is one of the wealthier provinces of China.
Fujian tea ceremony is an elaborate way of preparing and serving tea.
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 Encyclopedia: Fujian tea ceremony
Showy, tourist-oriented tea houses in big Chinese cities will include many long, fanciful, but ultimately questionable stories about why each step was created, giving each one names like "Dragon Bows to the Water", but in reality the steps of the ceremony are oriented toward extracting the best possible flavour from the brewing process.
A drip tray is used for brewing the tea because of the constant use of water to warm, wash and brew.
The tea is brewed for approximately one minute and then quickly transferred to the serving pot to mix it evenly, avoiding uneven flavour from cup to cup.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Fujian-tea-ceremony   (1498 words)

 Fujian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Fujian (福建; alternate spellings Fukien, Foukien; pinyin Fújiàn; Wade-Giles Fu-chien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min-nan Hok-kiàn) is one of the provinces on the southeast coast of China.
Recent archaeological discoveries demonstrate that Fujian especially the northern coastal region around Fuzhou entered the Neolithic Age by the middle of the 8th millennium BP (6th millennium BC).
Fujian is a the major source of undocumented Chinese American aliens residing in the United States.
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 Fujian tea ceremony -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Unlike the (An ancient ritual for preparing and serving and drinking tea) Chanoyu from Japan, in which the tea is almost, but not quite, incidental to the ceremony, gongfu cha is very much about the tea.
The (Pot for brewing tea; usually has a spout and handle) teapots used in this ceremony are best made from unglazed yixing (A very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired) clay, not (Ceramic ware made of a more or less translucent ceramic) porcelain.
This serves to wash the tea of unpleasant fragments which tend to leave the tea bitter and also to help remove some of the tannins in oolong teas.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fu/fujian_tea_ceremony.htm   (1180 words)

 Chinese Tea Culture: The Chinese Experience   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
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).
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.
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 Chinese Tea Ceremony
Ceremony doesn't mean that each server will perform the ritual the same way; it is not related to religion.
Most teas used in the Chinese tea ceremony are grown in the mountains of Taiwan at around 4,000 feet.
The water used in the tea ceremony is as important as the tea itself.
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 Oolong - TheBestLinks.com - Chiuchow cuisine, Pinyin, Tea, Taiwan, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In one legend, the owner of a tea plantation was scared away from his drying tea leaves by the appearance of a fl snake; when he cautiously returned several days later, the leaves had been oxidized by the sun and gave a delightful brew.
Oolong tea leaves are bruised after picking and left to oxidize in the sun, though not as long as leaves intended for fl tea.
Tea connoisseurs classify the tea by its aroma (often fragrant or flowery), taste and aftertaste (often melony).
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 Tea Ceremony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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In tea ceremony, water represents yin and fire in the hearth yang.
The host enters with the chawan (tea bowl) which holds the chasen (tea whisk), chakin (the tea cloth) which is a bleached white linen cloth used to dry the bowl, and the chashaku (tea scoop), a slender bamboo scoop used to dispense the matcha, which rests across it.
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 Category:Tea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tea is a caffeinated beverage, an infusion made by steeping the dried leaves or buds of the shrub Camellia sinensis in hot water.
In addition, tea may also include other herbs, spices, or fruit flavours.
Similar infusions of other plants are also informally called teas; see herbal tea.
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 Tea ceremony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A tea ceremony is a ritualised form of making tea.
One can also refer to the whole set of rituals, tools etc. used in such ceremonies as tea culture.
There are a variety of tea ceremonies available.
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 Gourmet Tea - Green Tea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
-- Lafcadio Hearn The Japanese tea ceremony (cha-no-yu, chado, or sado) is a traditional ritual influenced by Zen Buddhism in which powdered green tea, or matcha (??), is ceremonially prepared by a skilled practitioner and served to a small group of guests in a tranquil setting.
White tea White Tea consists of young leaves (new growth buds) that have undergone no oxidation; the buds may be shielded from sunlight to prevent formation of chlorophyll.
Teapot A teapot is a vessel in which to brew tea leaves with boiling water, either inside a tea bag or loose, in which case a tea strainer will be needed to catch the leaves when the tea is poured..
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 FUJIAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Apparently, peanuts were first introduced in Fujian, and were one of the first American food plants in China.
Peanuts were introduced in Fujian, after trade was banned in Canton in 1522.
Last year I attended to a Japanese tea ceremony demonstration in the Reeve Center, so I thought that it would be interesting to compare the Fujian tea ceremony with the Japanese tea ceremony.
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 Gourmet Tea - Black Tea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The History of Tea Houses in Hong Kong The first tea house in Hong Kong was established at the end of the 19th century.
Tea would be brewed at the beginning of the day and would be served as guests arrived during the day.
This gave rise to the idiom "Tea is for pouring away." In contemporary society, Hong Kong people buy tea at tea houses not only for serving their guests, but also for themselves.
www.gourmetleafteas.com /Black-Tea   (1432 words)

 Tea [encyclopedia]
The beverage tea is an infusion made by steeping the dried leaves or buds of the shrub Camellia sinensis in hot water.
Tea is grown primarily in China, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Japan, Nepal, and Kenya.
Tea is served both hot and iced, sometimes with lemon, milk, honey, or sugar.
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 Fujian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The northwest is higher in altitude, with the Wuyi Mountains forming the border between Fujian and Jiangxi.
The highest point of Fujian is Huanggang Peak in the Wuyi Mountains, with an altitude of 2157 m.
Minju (Fujian Opera) is popular around Fuzhou; Gaojiaxi around Jinjiang and Quanzhou; Xiangju around Zhangzhou; Fujian Nanqu throughout the south, and Puxianxi around Putian and Xianyou County.
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 Rec.food.drink.tea FAQ
Tea is a drink made by infusing leaves of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis, or Thea sinensis) in hot water.
The name 'tea' is also used to refer to the leaves themselves; and it is also the name of a mid- to late-afternoon meal in the British Isles and associated countries, at which tea (the drink) is served along with various foods.
The latter method is used for the cheaper varieties of tea, as it is not capable of discriminating between the high-quality tip leaves and the coarser leaves toward the bottom of the branch.
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 Teas of Green - offers a premium menu of green tea, oolong tea and tea ware.
The individual character is primarily a result of the region it comes from and the many-faceted oxidation process the leaves go through on their way to becoming tea.
Green teas are heated early to preclude any oxidation, oolong teas are oxidized at varying levels and fl teas are fully oxidized.
Matcha is the powdered green tea from Japan that you are served if you are lucky enough to participate in the centuries old Japanese tea ceremony.
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 Fujian - China Tour - Travel to China
Fujian (zh-cpw c=福建 p=Fanduacute;jiandagrave;n w=Fu-chien; Postal System Pinyin: Fukien, Foukien; local transliteration Hokkien from Min Nan Hok-kiandagrave;n) is one of the provinces of Chinaprovinces on the southeast coast of China.
The highest point of Fujian is Huanggang Peak in the Wuyi Mountains, with an altitude of 2157 metrem.
Fujian is separated from Taiwan by the 180kilometrekm-wide Taiwan Straits.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Fujian   (2963 words)

 Kung Fu Cha - Chinese Tea Ceremony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Once again, entering the realm of tea, bringing one closer to that inner peace, and signifying the beginning of the ceremony.
The sweeping motion is so that all of the teacups have the same "strength", pouring into each cup individually will result in the first cup poured being the weakest while the last cup the strongest because it was steeped in the leaves for the longest time.
Sipping is like the tasting of wine, you allow the tea to linger in the back of your throat as you experience the "nose" of the tea and finally swallow and experience the aftertaste.
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 Oolong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Oolong (烏龍; wūlóng in the Mandarin Pinyin romanization) is a traditional Chinese type of tea somewhere in between green and fl in oxidation.
Another tale tells of a man named Wu Liang (later corrupted to Wu Long, or Oolong) who discovered oolong tea by accident when he was distracted by a deer after a hard day's tea-picking, and by the time he remembered about the tea it had already started to oxidise.
Others say that the tea is called "oolong" because the leaves look like little fl dragons which wake when you pour hot water on them.
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 Articles - Fujian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nevertheless, isolation from nearby areas owing to rugged terrain contributed to Fujian's relatively backward economy and level of development, despite major population boost from northern China during the "barbarian" invasions.
Because of its mountainous nature and the numerous waves of migration from central China in the course of history, Fujian is one of the most linguistically diverse places in all Han Chinese areas of China.
This is reflected in the expression that "if you drive five miles in Fujian the culture changes, and if you drive 10 miles, the language does".
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 Chinese Food Topic Center - Chinese Restaurant and Chinese Food   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Benefits of Green Tea The Benefits of Green Tea  by: Granny's Mettle Green tea's popularity in the United States continues to grow as the number of new medical studies in
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