The China History Podcast
CHP-146-The History of Tea Part 7

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.  



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  To reject and return cargo.

Chanong    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  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    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 门毫芽

Keemun Maofeng  门毛峰

Keemun Congou  功夫

Guangxu  绪 Second to the last Qing emperor. 

Tu  What tea used to be called before cha.

Kucai   苦菜  A type of bitter vegetable.


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