Frequently Asked Questions

Children should not drink tea. Tea contains theophylline and other substances, which easily excite the human central nervous system. In addition, children are always growing, and their nervous systems have a weaker ability to resist the effect of stimulants, and the can’t effectively regulate their bodies as adults can. Therefore, after drinking tea, children will have faster heartbeats, which may impact growth trends. If children drink tea in the evening, they will also suffer from insomnia, urinary frequency and other problems, which will influence their sleep and further influence their growth. Tea contains tannic acid and theophylline, which,when they enter the human body, will inhibit children’s absorption of some trace elements, such as calcium, zinc, iron and manganese. As a result, children will possibly experience a shortage of some trace elements, and even suffer from malnutrition.

The primary tea wares mainly includes the tea pot, tea bowl, tea cup and lidded used to contain tea and water. In general, the tea pot and the lidded bowl can be used to prepare tea, and the tea cup and tea bowl are used to drink the tea.Sometimes, one vessel can be used to both prepare tea and drink tea. With a lid, the tea pot can preserve very well the fragrance of tea and extract the flavor of the tea, and thus suits teas with a strong flavor; the lidded bowl has a big opening, allows easy use, easily renders the fragrance of the tea, and thus suits a milder tea; and the tea cup and the tea bowl have no lids, radiate heat rapidly, and thus suit a more tender tea.

Tea ware can basically be divided into primary tea ware and auxiliary tea ware. The former means the ware necessary to prepare tea, and includes the ware used to hold the tea and water and drinking vessels. Sometimes, the preparation ware and the drinking vessels can be combined. The latter is not always necessary or can be replacd by other methods, but it can enhance the pleasure and art of appreciating tea. The primary tea ware must be commensurate with the tea you want no brew, and you should prioritize the consideration of functions, while the auxiliary tea ware can increase the realm of tea appreciation, and more importance attaches to artistic taste.

China tea be classified in terms of the tea production process. By fermentation, tea is divided into non-fermented types, semi-fermented types, full-fermented types. The modern popular classification is expressed om terms of the processing feature and the color of the tea, for example green tea, oolong tea,black tea, white tea, yellow tea, dark tea and post-processed tea. The understanding and distinction of different kinds of tea help us appreciate them and optimize the brewing method.

Benefiting from its long history of cultivating and drinking tea and its vast territory, Chinese tea has more than 10000 kinds. The Chinese tea is named in different ways. Some are traditionally famous tea like Songluo and Green Spiral, some are named after stories, such as Oolong and Tie Guanyin, some are named after places, such as West Lake Dragon Well and Pu’er, some are named after ecological features, such as Buzhichun and Wuniuzao, and some are named after shapes, such as White Peony and Melon Flake.

The Chinese were the first to discover and use tea, so the pronunciations of “tea” across the entire word generally originated from the word for ‘tea’ in China. China has many ethnic groups, and the word ‘tea’ is typically pronounced in there ways: First, “cha” in North China; second, “tey” in the southeast coastal regions of China; and third, “la” in the southwest part of China, which is home to many ethnic minorities. In the earlier period, power in China was focused in the northern part and influenced such countries as Japan, the Arabic countries, Turkey, Russia, Iran and Portugal, which pronounced ‘tea’ as “cha”; after the 16th and 17th century, tea was usually exported from the ports in Fujian, and influenced Britain, France, Holland, Germany, Spain, Italy and other countries, which pronounce “tey” or “ti”; and the ethnic minorities in the southwestern part of China such as Dai, Miao and Yi as well as Laos, Burma and Cambodia pronounce ‘tea’ as “la”.

Tea is a daily for many Chinese, and embodies profound cultural connotations. It has delivered for-reaching influence on the social philosophy and national character of China through the tea planting, the tea production process, the art of tea appreciation, the sensory enjoyment of tea users, literary records and extolment of interpersonal feelings and the works of calligraphy and painting. In particular, the essential character of tea has had a subtle interaction with Chinese culture and philosophical thought, and represents a special life civilization of the Chinese. In the broad sense, the tea culture includes the cultivation of different kinds of tea tree, the planting of tea trees, tea processing and other natural sciences; tea merchandising, tea market science, tea history and other social¬†sciences; not to mention the “cha dao” (the way of tea), tea art, tea literature; tea aesthetics and other areas.

In the very beginning, the Chinese possibly saw tea as a medicinal or health drink, so tea was called the “panacea”. According to the literature, tea has at least the following health functions. It can:cure poisoning, help digestion, mitigate fever, improve eyesight, help thinking, calm you down,ease drunkenness, eliminate fatness, act as a mild laxative, relieve exterior syndrome, reduce phlegm, reinforce teeth,cure diarrhea, kill viruses, mitigate sun stroke, and case headaches and cardiodynia.

It is inferred from the records in Shennong’s Herb-Root Classic that ancient people probably ate fresh tea leaves after picking them. However, this would bring two problems: First , fresh tea leaves were not available at all times and in all place. As a result, drying and processing tea leaves came into being, which helped to the preservation. The other problem was that the aromatic nature of tea ans its effective medical functions could not be realised without heating or boiling.