Monday, June 20, 2011

Origin of Tea Drinks

In China tea has been drunk since 5,000 years old. For thousands of years, Chinese tea is also beneficial for health and good taste or pleasure. No one knows what causes they are interested in green and glossy leaves of Camellia sinensis. The story comes from a legend in China, One day, when Emperor Shen Nung was boiling water will take some leaves from trees that dangle in the wind and fell in a pot of boiling water. 

 The Emperor was curious and decided to taste the cooking water that does not resemble the drink. The Emperor found the cooking water was delicious and refreshing the body. Legend connects the discovery of tea from India with the monk Bodhidharma. The monks are very tired after ending his hermitage for 7 years. In desperation she chewed some leaves that grow nearby, which spontaneously re-fresh. India is the world's largest producer of tea, but there is no record of the history of tea in India before the nineteenth century.  

Bodhidharma trial chewing tea never disseminated to the general public at the time. Another of the Japanese mythology of the ascetic monk, Bodhidharma, explains how she cast a heavy eyelids to the ground in frustration is not able to stay awake. Tea trees grow where he threw his eyelids. The leaves of the tree that grows new kepenatannya is miraculous recovery. Tea is not native to Japan, then the mythology does not provide an explanation for the sudden presence in Japan. The reality is less diverse: in the early ninth century, a monk from Japan who came home from wandering, named Dengyo Daishi brought tea seeds from China. The method of making tea with an open pan that was introduced by Emperor Shen Nung was evident after such a long running time. It takes 4,000 years before the method of making tea that we know today developed. During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the Chinese began to make tea with boiling water.  

With a little adaptation, where traditional wine poured from China who use the cover became a perfect teapot. Definition of 'Tea' "Tea" in the world with all the variations in spelling and pronunciation derived from a single source. 'Te' means 'tea' in the Amoy dialect of China. National Chinese language the word tea, 'cha', also produced several derivatives of other words in the world. Tea to Europe in the early seventeenth century. Compared to the excess tea in terms of treatment, the Europeans prefer the aroma of coffee. Only among small groups of aristocrats, who popularized tea. The entry of tea into EuropeIn early seventeenth century, merchants from the Dutch and the Portuguese first introduced tea to Europe. Portuguese traders shipped from the port of China, Macau, while the Dutch traders brought from Indonesia to Europe. The new drinks that come along with a cargo of silks and spices do not experience instant success. Europe tasting tea, but they prefer the aroma of coffee. Meanwhile, British traders wait until 1652 before finally beginning to trade in tea. Russia is a nation of fans early tea. Tea they consumed came overland from China using a carriage drawn by camels. When the fans in Russia rose tea, tea ranks camels carrying more elongated. In the late eighteenth century, several thousand camel-drawn carts, approximately 200-300 trains at one time crossed the Chinese border.  

Cross-Siberian railway to replace the camel-drawn carts, but leaving the popular memory romantic trip a smooth blend of China black tea known as Russian Caravan. Progress Through the Royal TeaIn seventeenth century in Europe, none of which helped the sales of tea in addition to customers of the royal family. Tea became special in 1662, when King Charles II of England married Catherine of Braganza, daughter of Portuguese nationality and a fan of tea. Catherine started the tradition of drinking tea at the palace, using transparent bowl and teapot made in China - and soon other members of the court to follow the path. At that time the price of tea considered expensive, but now it is becoming common. Instantly tea became the fashion and exclusive. According to the viewpoint of the nobility, it is something interesting. In the 17th century, in Europe, tea is a practical product that has great usability. Most water is not drunk. For those who want to avoid the disease, that option is not encouraging: a cup of boiling water, or beer that is strong enough to kill bacteria. In Britain and some countries, where beer is a common drink for breakfast, tea became another welcome alternative. In the end quench the thirst of hot tea and fresh, full flavor, and is safe to drink. In the 18th century, in a wealthy family, drinking tea is a great event in the celebration. Tea leaves are often stored in high-value locked storage box, where there is only one key.  

Once or twice a week, the hostess will be open and serving tea to treat family, or gives the impression of the special guests. Tea is served with china has good quality, which indicates the level of wealth, in addition to add to the meaning of the celebration. It is also an opportunity for women to flaunt their pale skin and delicate bone structure than Chinese porcelain. Two of these attributes is a measure of the purity of a woman at that time. Social life in the shift of the mid-18th century the beginning of a habit like coffee shops were replaced by tea gardens. Tea garden becomes like a paradise: the trees on the roadside, lanterns light the way, music, dance, fireworks, and good food accompanied with a delicious cup of tea. Tea garden is not only a fun place, but also a place for social gatherings. In exotic places, the royal family and ordinary people can walk together.

The entry of "Tea" tea consumption increased IndiaWhen in the early 19 th century, the East India Company to find new sources of supply. Because the Chinese monopoly on tea penamanan, the solution is to plant tea elsewhere. The first experiment with tea seeds from China managed in Assam, northeast India. But the experiment was not successful, although the same seeds grow well in Darjeeling, northern India. Then in 1820, botanists discovered a local plant that has not been identified. They sent leaf samples to London for analysis. Examples of leaves that are immediately recognizable as a tea - plants that did not at first known in India - and Indian tea industry was born.


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