Sat, 17 January 2015
In this 8th installment of the CHP History of Tea series Laszlo introduces the story of Mr. Robert Fortune. With Britain’s East India Company bankrolling him, Fortune played a most key role in breaking China’s millennia old monopoly of tea manufacturing and export.
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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
Yuantou 源头 The fountainhead or source
Chaju 茶具 Teaware
Guangcai 广彩 A type of colorful porcelain that was a specialty in Guangzhou
Wuyi Shan 武夷山Wu Yi Mountains in northern Fujian
Lin Zexu 林则徐 19th century Chinese hero who stood up to the West and burned all the opium in Humen in 1839
Huangshan黄山 Yellow Mountain in southern Anhui, one of the most sacred mountains in China
Bohea 武夷茶One of the early and historic teas of the age of the China Clippers
Congou 工夫红茶One of the early and historic teas of the age of the China Clippers
Souchong小种 Lapsong Souchong Tea （正山小种茶)
Pekoe白毫 One of the early and historic teas of the age of the China Clippers. (See Bai Hao above)
Hyson 熙春茶One of the early and historic teas of the age of the China Clippers, also known as Lucky Dragon Tea
Gunpowder Tea珠茶 A pellet shaped green tea
Longjing cha 龙井茶 Dragon Well Tea from Longjing Village outside Hangzhou
Qionglai, Sichuan 四川邛崃 Tea growing city southwest of Chengdu
Gaiwan 盖碗 A covered tea bowl.
Ren duo hao ban shi 人多好办事 Chairman Mao was credited with saying this…that having a lot of people to do something made the task easier.
Sarah Rose’s book: For all the Tea in China
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.
Robert Fortunes Two Books: