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The China History Podcast

Since 2010, Laszlo Montgomery has presented The China History Podcast, bringing you the greatest hits from ancient and modern Chinese History. 

Dec 27, 2014

The China History Podcast's ten part History of Tea continues with this sixth episode.  The time is now the late Ming and Qing dynasty.  Now Western people are getting a nice close look at tea and imagining the possibilities.  

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Shen Nong神农 One of the all time greats in legendary Chinese...


Dec 20, 2014

The History of Tea continues with Part 5.  In this episode Laszlo looks at tea in the Ming dynasty.  This is when loose leaf tea, Jingdezhen and Yixing tea pots hit the big time.

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Mocha  抹茶 Ground tea in powder form (also written 末茶)

Cai Xiang  蔡襄  Great calligrapher and tea expert...


Dec 13, 2014

This time in History of Tea Part 4 we continue along the timeline and look at tea in the Song Dynasty.  Tea may have been brought to great heights during the Tang but during the Song.

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Lu Yu    Lu Yu, writer of the Classic of Tea

Kukai  空海 Japanese Monk, among other things...


Dec 6, 2014

In Part 3 of the CHP ten-part history of tea series we look at the life of the Tea Saint, Lu Yu and his great work The Classic of Tea. 

 

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Lu Yu    Lu Yu

Cha Jing茶经 The Classic of Tea

Shen Nong    Shen Nong, the Divine Farmer

Tianmen   Birthplace of Lu Yu

Hubei ren