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900s little ice age. cooling of earth disruption and consolidation of tea. the places where tea was growing most effective (crop failure) people give up on making tea in the little cold areas. Consolidation of warmer areas are now seen as tea farmers and providers so the people who can do it start to consolidate which leads to the production of plantations for tea. 1000’s CEtea strictly regulated by Chinese government and plantation owners paid tax to the emperor and trade of tea was controlled (certain set of rules) and sale of tea taxed 2 taxes on tea and regulations to follow. Men laid claim to making good tea which involved making froth at the top of tea whisked with tea. very finely ground tea frothed. There were competitions of who made better tea. 1100’s and 1200’s Jinn empire and song dynasty (starting 1000s) the market of tea fully reaching northern areas of the yellow river. 100’s emergence of trade into tea going beyond royal household into Tibet. THE HORSE TEA TRADE people traded in horses to the government in exchange for allowance to trade tea across china’s borders. strong horses used for defense. Lecture 2 – February 6 2018Tea in Japan. 800’s Monks Some people is japan becoming familiar with tea when two Buddhist monks travelled to china and bought back tea after they were introduced to it and found it useful to their practice. returned with tea seeds first transfer to japan but didn’tcatch on in 1000’s eventually in japan people started to follow. late 1100s, Kyoto2
Early 1200’s increasing consumption and production of tea. Eisai Suki encourages practitioners to immerse totally in one thing. clear and focus the mind with tea. Toward tea ceremony became commemorative event every year memory of being saved from Mongol invasion and rooting of tea. Tea in RussiaCARAVAN TRADE 1700’S TO 1800’STrade from tea centers of southern china to northern market places where Russian trades came and negotiated for sale of tea outside china into their own markets. They’re dealing with merchants and just buying the tea, not learning about it. Chinese merchants arrange transportation of tea to the edge ofRussian empire through caravans. Samovar Russian invention making tea of very high concentration that can be diluted to your taste. Caravan decline late 19thcentury Tea in the Islamic world Tea slow to be adopted Al biruni book on the pharmacopoeia of medicine tea is helpful. THE SILK ROAD AS PARTIAL MOVER OF TEA TO ISLAMIC WORLD BUT PRETTY LATE. The Islamic world eventually embraces tea. 3
Tea In Japan- 800’s, monks. People did use it occasionally, especially for medication, but not excessively used in the 800’s.