The Chinese Tea Culture

Update:04 Jun 2020

Chinese tea culture is the culture of making tea and drinking tea in China. China is the hometown of tea. The Chinese discovered and used tea. It is said that it began in the Shennong era. It is said that it has been more than 4,700 years. Until now, the Han people still have the custom of using tea as a gift. [1] As a classical school of Chinese tea culture, Chaozhou Gongfu Tea gathers the essence of Chinese tea ceremony culture and is selected as a representative of Chinese tea ceremony as a national intangible cultural heritage. [2] The sencha tea ceremony in Japan and the tea ceremony in Taiwan, China are all derived from Gongfu tea in Chaozhou, Guangdong, China. [3]
As one of the seven things to open the door (chai rice, oil, salt, sauce and vinegar tea), drinking tea is very common in ancient China. The Chinese tea culture has a long history and is broad and profound, including not only the material cultural level but also the profound spiritual civilization level. The tea scriptures of the tea sage Lu Yu in the Tang Dynasty rang the horn of Chinese tea culture in history. Since then, the spirit of tea has penetrated the court and society, and has penetrated into Chinese poetry, painting, calligraphy, religion, and medicine. For thousands of years, China has not only accumulated a large amount of material culture about tea planting and production, but also accumulated a rich spiritual culture related to tea. This is China's unique tea culture and belongs to the category of culture.