China is the hometown of tea.
China has all varieties of tea products, the main varieties are green tea, black tea, Oolong tea, scented tea, white tea, yellow tea and dark tea.
Tea is China’s national drink. Chinese believe that drinking tea is beneficial to health.
According to one of Chinese legends, the tea was discovered some 5,000 years ago by Shennong Shi, whose name literally means Divine Farmer and who is considered to have been one of the Three Sovereigns.
Shennong Shi tasted hundreds of plants and got poisoned.
He found tea can relieve the toxin in the body.
Afterwards the custom of drinking tea was passed down by people.
China is a country with a time-honored civilization and a land of ceremony and decorum.
Whenever guests visit, it is necessary to make and serve them with tea.
Generally, the younger generation always shows its respect to the older generation by offering a cup of tea.
At the traditional Chinese marriage ceremony, both the bride and groom serve their parents tea.
Chinese tea culture refers to the methods of preparation of tea, the equipment used to make tea and the occasions in which tea is consumed in China.
Emphasis is placed on the color, fragrance and flavor of tea, water quality and tea set.
When taking tea, the taster should also be able to savor tea carefully.
Attention is also paid to environment, atmosphere, music, infusing techniques and interpersonal relationships.
Philosophy, ethics and morality are blended into tea activity.
People cultivate their morality and mind and savor the life through tasting tea, thereby attaining enjoyment of spirit.