Because of it, tea has become one of the three major drinks in the world

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Tea

If the Chinese hadn’t invented this process, tea might never have become one of the top three beverages in the world.

The development of tea is the perfect embodiment of this spirit.

As early as 2,000 years ago during the Western Zhou Dynasty, Chinese ancestors began to drink tea.

At that time, they boiled tea with spices such as scallions, ginger and dogwood, which is similar to the cooking method today.

Although such tea may not be outstanding in taste, its refreshing effect has aroused great interest.

This initial exploration of tea marked the germination of tea culture in China.

However, until the Tang Dynasty, more than 1,600 years later, people’s understanding of tea and processing methods were still in the stage of continuous exploration.

People in the Tang Dynasty added more kinds of spices to the brewing process of tea, such as salt, Sichuan pepper, scallions, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, etc., in an attempt to stimulate the aroma of tea.

Even the tea sage Lu Yu, though critical of the use of spices at the time, eventually had to add salt to his tea.

This reflects people’s pursuit of tea aroma and attempts to improve the bitter taste of tea itself.

However, until the Tang Dynasty, more than 1,600 years later, people’s understanding of tea and processing methods were still in the stage of continuous exploration.

People in the Tang Dynasty added more kinds of spices to the brewing process of tea, such as salt, Sichuan pepper, scallions, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, etc., in an attempt to stimulate the aroma of tea.

Even the tea sage Lu Yu, though critical of the use of spices at the time, eventually had to add salt to his tea.

This reflects people’s pursuit of tea aroma and attempts to improve the bitter taste of tea itself.

This new processing method has significantly improved the aroma and taste of the tea, and the stir-fried green tea has become red in an instant, completely changing the fate of the tea.

Today, this fried green tea is still a favorite of many people, and March becomes the best time to fry tea.

This series of development and change not only shows the innovation and exploration spirit of the Chinese people in food processing technology, but also reflects the evolution of tea culture in China for a long time.

From the initial simple cooking, to constantly trying to add different spices to improve the taste, to the final invention of stir-frying technology to greatly improve the quality of tea, each step of the change is the inheritance of the wisdom of predecessors and the depth of the exploration of tea culture.

This development process of Chinese tea culture has not only made tea a popular beverage at home and abroad, but more importantly, it has promoted the communication and understanding between different cultures.

Tea, as a carrier, connects different cultures and customs of the East and the West, and becomes a common language and bridge for people.

From the planting, processing and drinking of tea, each step contains profound cultural connotations and historical traditions, and is one of the precious heritages of Chinese culture.

By reviewing the long history of Chinese tea culture, it is not difficult to find that tea is not only a beverage, but also a culture, an art and a way of life.

Its development is a reflection of the wisdom and creativity of the Chinese people and a unique contribution of Chinese culture to the world.

In the future, with the deepening of global cultural exchanges, Chinese tea culture will continue to shine on the world cultural stage with a more colorful face.

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