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Seeds were imported from China, and cultivation in Japan began. Some of the tea seeds were given to the priest Myoe Shonin, and became the basis for Uji tea. The two-volume book was written in after his second and last visit to China.
The first sentence states, "Tea is the ultimate mental and medical remedy and has the ability to make one's life more full and complete.
Green tea became a staple among cultured people in Japan—a brew for the gentry and the Buddhist priesthood alike. Production grew and tea became increasingly accessible, though still a privilege enjoyed mostly by the upper classes. The tea ceremony of Japan was introduced from China in the 15th century by Buddhists as a semi-religious social custom.
In fact, both the beverage and the ceremony surrounding it played a prominent role in feudal diplomacy. It is the most popular form of tea in Japan today. At the end of the Meiji period —machine manufacturing of green tea was introduced and began replacing handmade tea.
Korean tea ceremony and Korean tea DaryeKorean tea ceremony The first historical record documenting the offering of tea to an ancestral god describes a rite in the year in which a tea offering was made to the spirit of King Surothe founder of the Geumgwan Gaya Kingdom 42— Records from the Goryeo Dynasty — show that tea offerings were made in Buddhist temples to the spirits of revered monks.
During the Joseon Dynasty —the royal Yi family and the aristocracy used tea for simple rites. Toward the end of the Joseon Dynasty, commoners joined the trend and used tea for ancestral rites, following the Chinese example based on Zhu Xi's text formalities of Family.
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The earliest kinds of tea used in tea ceremonies were heavily pressed cakes of black tea, the equivalent of aged pu-erh tea still popular in China.
However, importation of tea plants by Buddhist monks brought a more delicate series of teas into Korea, and the tea ceremony. Vietnam[ edit ] Vietnamese green teas have been largely unknown outside of mainland Asia until the present day.
Recent free-enterprise initiatives are introducing these green teas to outside countries through new export activities. Some specialty Vietnamese teas include Lotus tea and Jasmine tea.
Vietnam also produces black and oolong teas in lesser quantities. Vietnamese teas are produced in many areas that have been known for tea-house "retreats. Global expansion[ edit ] A conical urn-shaped silver-plated samovar used for boiling water for tea in Russia and some Middle eastern countries The earliest record of tea in a more occidental writing is said to be found in the statement of an Arabian traveler, that after the year the main sources of revenue in Canton were the duties on salt and tea.
Marco Polo records the deposition of a Chinese minister of finance in for his arbitrary augmentation of the tea taxes. The travelers Giovanni Batista RamusioL.
AlmeidaMaffeiand Teixeira also mentioned tea. In the early 17th century, a ship of the Dutch East India Company brought the first green tea leaves to Amsterdam from China. Tea was known in France by It enjoyed a brief period of popularity in Paris around The history of tea in Russia can also be traced back to the seventeenth century.
Tea was first offered by China as a gift to Czar Michael I in The Russian ambassador tried the drink; he did not care for it and rejected the offer, delaying tea's Russian introduction by fifty years.
Intea was regularly imported from China to Russia via a caravan of hundreds of camels traveling the year-long journey, making it a precious commodity at the time.
Tea was appearing in German apothecaries by but never gained much esteem except in coastal areas such as Ostfriesland. From there it was introduced to British colonies in America and elsewhere. Portugal and Italy[ edit ] Tea was first introduced to Europe by Italian traveler Giovanni Battista Ramusiowho in published Voyages and Travels, containing the first European reference to tea, which he calls "Chai Catai"; his accounts were based on second-hand reports.
Assam teaDarjeeling teaMasala chaiNilgiri teaDoodh Pati Chaiand Munnar Commercial production of tea was first introduced into India by the British, in an attempt to break the Chinese monopoly on tea.
Some cite the Sanjeevani tea plant first recorded reference of tea use in India. However, scientific studies have shown that the Sanjeevani plant is in fact a different plant and is not related to tea.
However, commercial production of tea in India did not begin until the arrival of the British East India Companyat which point large tracts of land were converted for mass tea production. The Chinese variety is used for Sikkim, Darjeeling teaand the Assamese varietyclonal to the native to Assameverywhere else.
The British started commercial tea plantations in India and in Ceylon: At first they used seeds from China, but later seeds from the clonal Assam plant were used. Tea is called chaai in India.
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