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China is the homeland of tea and the birthplace of tea culture. It has a history of 4,000 to 5,000 years in China, and has flourished and spread all over the world. Tea is the national drink of the Chinese nation, developed in Shennong, heard in Xiaoyao, emerging in the Tang Dynasty, flourishing in the Song Dynasty, Chinese tea culture combines the ideas of Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, and is a unique blend of Chinese culture.
Now, tea has also become the world’s most popular, the most popular, the most beneficial to physical and mental health of the green beverage. Tea integrates heaven, earth and people in one, advocating that “the world’s tea people are one”.
The spiritual connotation of tea culture is through the tea making, tea appreciation, tea smelling, tea drinking, tea tasting and other habits and Chinese cultural connotations and etiquette combined to form a cultural phenomenon with distinctive Chinese cultural characteristics, can also be said to be a ritual phenomenon. Rituals in ancient China used to determine affinity, to determine suspicion, to distinguish differences, to understand right and wrong. Tea culture is a representative traditional culture of China. China is not only one of the origin of tea, but also, in different ethnic groups in China, different regions, still have a rich diversity of tea drinking habits and customs.
The prerequisites for the formation of tea culture must also have the participation of literati and cultural connotations. The “Tea Classic” written by Lu Yu in the Tang Dynasty systematically summed up the experience of tea production and drinking in the Tang Dynasty and before the Tang Dynasty, and put forward the spirit of the tea ceremony of refined and frugal virtues. Lu Yu and a group of cultural people such as Jiaojiao Ran attach great importance to the spiritual enjoyment of tea and moral norms, pay attention to the tea drinking utensils, tea drinking water and the art of cooking tea, and with Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism philosophical ideas intermingled, and gradually make people into the spiritual realm of people. In the tea drinking process of some scholar and literati, but also created a lot of tea poetry, only in the “full Tang poetry”, handed down to this day, there are more than one hundred poets of more than 400 songs, thus laying the foundation of Chinese tea culture.