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What is the history of tea cultivation in China?


The earliest record of tea in China was "Shen Nong's Herbal Classics": "Shen Nong tasted a hundred herbs and met seventy-two poisons on the day and got tea and solved it." Lu Yu's tea classics also said: "Tea is a drink and sent to Shen Nong. Shi.” Thus, Shennong discovered tea.

According to Jin Chang’s “Huyang Guozhi·Bazhi”, at the end of the business, the Pakistani government had already given tea to Zhou Wuwang as a tribute. In the book “Huayang Guozhi”, the artificially cultivated tea gardens in Batu are introduced. During the period of the Wei, Jin and Southern and Northern Dynasties, there were more and more tea products and the commercialization of tea. People began to pay attention to seiko production to improve quality, and fine tea became a tribute at that time. The prosperity of Buddhism during the period of Wei and Jin also played a role in promoting the spread of tea. In order to better sit meditation, the monks often drink tea to refresh themselves. Some famous teas were originally planted in Buddhist and Taoist shrines, such as Sichuan Mengding, Lushan Yunwu, Huangshan Maofeng, and Longjing tea.

Tea production has reached a peak in the Tang and Song dynasties. Tea origins are found throughout the Pearl River Basin and the Central Plains. There have been in-depth studies on tea season, tea picking, autoclaving, manufacturing, and quality evaluation. Tea tasting has become a daily activity for literati and esthetics. In the Song Dynasty, it was popular in fighting tea. The Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties was a period of great development in tea production. People make tea more technically. In the Yuan Dynasty, mechanical tea-making techniques also emerged, and teas that are regarded as treasures also appeared. The Ming Dynasty was the dynasty of the tea industry with the fastest development and greatest achievements. Zhu Yuanzhang placed the Gongfeng Dragon Group on the tea, which played a role in promoting the development of tea-making techniques. It also laid a good foundation for the development of modern tea-making techniques. Today, the tradition of tea-making instead of tea-making is the Ming Dynasty tea production. Technical results. Until the Qing Dynasty, both the tea planting area and the tea-making industry expanded in size compared to the previous generation.

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