Sun, 4 January 2015
In Part 7 of the CHP History of Tea series we look at what happened after Europeans first came to China and instantly fell in love with tea. The period covered in this episode is the late Ming and the Qing.
CHP-145 TEA PART 7 TERMS
Bohea 武夷茶One of the early and historic teas of the age of the China Clippers
Hyson 熙春茶One of the early and historic teas of the age of the China Clippers, also known as Lucky Dragon Tea
Tuihuo 退货 To reject and return cargo.
Chanong 茶农 Tea farmer
Get atta hee Chicagonese for Get out of here.
Qianlong 乾隆帝 Even longer reigning Qing dynasty emperor who acted even more as a model patron of tea culture
Papaver somniferum The Opium Poppy
Camellia sinensis The Tea plant
Kangxi 康熙帝 Long reigning Qing dynasty emperor who acted as a model patron of tea culture
Shen Nong 神农 One of the all time greats in legendary Chinese history. Discovered tea’s pleasures and passed it on to Chinese civilization
Jingdezhen 景德镇 The porcelain capital of China and at one time, the whole world.
Lishan Xiaozhong 立山小种 Lapsong Souchong Tea
Zhengshan Xiaozhong 正山小种 Lapsong Souchong Tea
Wuyi Mountain 武夷山Wu Yi Mountains in northern Fujian
Qimen cha 祈门茶 Keemun Tea from Anhui, a world class China black tea.
Huangshan 黄山 Yellow Mountain in southern Anhui, one of the most sacred mountains in China
Keemun Hao Ya 祁门毫芽
Keemun Maofeng 祁门毛峰
Keemun Congou 祁门功夫
Guangxu 光绪 Second to the last Qing emperor.
Tu 荼 What tea used to be called before cha.
Kucai 苦菜 A type of bitter vegetable.
THE SPIRIT OF TEA, a book and traveling exhibition by tea lover and photographer Matthew London.
This here’s the link: http://www.spiritoftea.net/CHPto signup for your chance to win a signed print.
Link to Pathlight Magazine: http://paper-republic.org/pubs/pathlight/