China's Tea Industry Essay

3154 Words Nov 16th, 2015 13 Pages
Tea production industry in China

Essay by: Mari Carmen Almodóvar Cárdenas.

Table of contents
1.Introduction

2. History of tea 3. Tea industry. 4. Currently China’s tea industry. 5. Problems that tea industry in China faces. 6. What’s the future for tea industry? 7. Conclussions.

1.Introduction:
China is one of the most important tea-producing countries. The written history of tea consumption in China goes back longer than in any other country, thousands of years. In ancient China, tea was originally used as a medicine; over hundreds of years it slowly shifted towards being viewed first as a
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For a long time, tea was used as an herbal medicine.

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During the Western Zhou Dynasty, it was a religious offering.

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During the Spring and Autumn Period, people ate fresh tea leaves as vegetables. With the popularization of Buddhism from the Three
Kingdoms to the Northern and Southern Dynasties, its refreshing effect made it a favorite among monks in Za-Zen meditation.

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Tea as a drink prospered during the Tang Dynasty, and tea shops became popular.

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Tinted by the cultural style of the Song Dynasty, tea culture at this time was delicate and sumptuous. New skills created many different ways to enjoy tea.

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The Ming Dynasty laid the foundation for tea processing, types and drinking styles that we have inherited.

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During the Qing Dynasty folk art entered tea shops, making them popular entertainment centers. This habit is still practiced in Chengdu, Sichuan
Province.

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During the Tang Dynasty, a Japanese monk brought tea seeds from
Zhejiang Province to Japan.

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Later in the Southern Song Dynasty, Zen masters brought tea procedures and wares from China to Japan, promoting the initiation of the Japanese tea ceremony.

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In the Song Dynasty, Arabic merchants exported tea from Quanzhou,
Fujian Province.

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In the Ming Dynasty, tea was sold to Southeast Asian and South African

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