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A cup of tea with Sugar. 1.Tea in China2.Spreading out. Lecture 1 – February 1 2018Rise of tea in chinaThe word tea signifies in the English language “a particular plants dried/processed leaves used to make a drink” Black, green, herbalIced is different way of consuming. Camellia sinensis has to come from this (the herbs/fruit tea doesn’t count) comes from flower. Tea globally comes from northern Myanmar, Sichuan, and Yunnan in China. really spread on its own. Trees spread overtime and mutated to become more small and compact, less treelike. Types of tea white, yellow, green, black, post fermented, oolongBlack and green teas are the same technically but just variated with way they are grown. The process of making tea is called withering moisture has to be exactly 68%. 2737 BCE Chinese emperor discovered tea when leaved fell into his drink. start of drinking tea ???? 1.Legends 2.“historical evidence”archeological findings Wang Bao 58 BCE, “The slaves contract” A story that states a master is dissatisfied of his servant who is resistant to do work the servant is given a long list that states stuff his new master wants him to do stating especially how tea is made and where it comes from. 400s CE Taoist sages (medicine) (spiritual leaders) physical evidence tea is there and written by 100’s that also proves tea is there. tea solidifies as central to life in southern china The Taoist started to prescribe and provide tea. 500’s on Buddhist monks, monasteries as centers of tea more wakeup and presentbut still in command unlike alcohol viewed as an aid to meditation. consumption/production. tea is actively cultivated sustainability and improvements written mentions.Monks becomes famers harvesters and caretakers of tea. Darma is Buddhist monk his eyebrows cut off and grew into tea bushes that help him become better. farther north than tea had been north so Buddhist monks
widening reach of tea and close attachment between Buddhist practice and consumption of tea. In 100s BCE an emperor was found buried with tea proof that tea was important. Stop of tea spread at yellow river because people liked alcoholic horse milk better600’s to 1200’s continued spread thru grand canal movement of goods and people easily andrapidly opening up of these transport methods made tea go across the yellow river and get rooted as an alternative. The Chinese girl married into Tibet family and took chest of tea with her so people in the high court of Tibetan society started to like tea. so tea outside of traditional zone. Early 760’s produced book all about tea. the classic of tea or cha ching by LU YU tolls, utensils, and other things required for drinking and making tea. knowledge thru writingImperial taxation 700s’ people are growing tea commercially. for trade and for sale. semi-forced labor on tea farms.

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