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Tea

The Chinese method and tradition of preparing and brewing tea.

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Oct 13, 2009
It's a lifestyle in China and quite a fancy tradition considering at times the tea might cost a bomb! I love it though :-)
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review by . May 11, 2009
Tea
In China, whether someone wants to apologize, show gratitude, or show respect to someone, the most simple and cordial way to do this is to offer the person a cup of tea.  It's obvious that tea is a huge part of Chinese culture, and there's actually an elaborate and quite beautiful tea ritual that goes along with it.  The set-up includes a kettle of water that boils over a hot plate or burner, a mini teapot, a medium teapot, as many mini teacups as needed for guests, and most importantly, …
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Chinese tea culture refers to the methods of preparation of tea, the equipment used to make tea and the occasions in which tea is consumed in China.

Tea culture in China differs from that of Europe, Britain or Japan in such things as preparation methods, tasting methods and the occasions for which it is consumed. Even now, in both casual and formal Chinese occasions, tea is consumed regularly. In addition to being a drink, Chinese tea is used in traditional Chinese medicine and in Chinese cuisine.
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