Chinese Tea Culture

Brief Chinese tea culture including origin of tea, long history of Chinese tea, Gongfu, effects to society, teapots, and types of tea.

  • Chinese Tea Basics

    Anyone who has any interest at all in tea recognize the fascinating links between modern tea drinking and Ancient china. Tea is deeply woven into the history and culture of China. The beverage is considered one of the seven necessities of Chinese life, along with firewood, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce and vinegar. Recognized from [...]

  • Nurturing Yixing teapot

    Have you experienced bad first experience with Yixing teapot? I still can't forget the feel of drinking tea which contains soil when I use Yixing teapot for the first time. I didn't know about nurturing teapot at that time. And I didn't know I need Yixing teapot nurturing before use. Without pre-treatment, you will feel [...]

  • Introduction of Yixing teapot

    Yixing clay teapot
    Yixing teapots are made from clay produced in the region of the town of Yixing in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu.

    Yixing teapot from Zen Tea

    Archaeological excavations reveal that as early as the Song Dynasty (10th century) potters near Yixing were using local "zisha" clay to make utensils that could have functioned as [...]

  • Gaiwan Gongfu tea service

    Using gaiwan makes tea steeping process easier and gives you fun to make green tea. Using Gaiwan need slight know-how not to burn your hand. But you can learn it so quickly after trying 2-3 times.
    To try Gaiwan style simple tea ceremony, you will need Gaiwan, tea cup, water cooling pitcher, and loose tea. That's [...]

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