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.
TERMS FROM THIS EPISODE:
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
Ba Shu 巴蜀 The Ancient state located in Sichuan and based near Chengdu
Jiajing Emperor嘉靖帝 Ming dynasty emperor during whose watch, the foreigners began showing up.
Wuyi Shan 武夷山Wu Yi Mountains in northern Fujian
Bai Hao 白毫“White hair”, a name given some teas due to the young delivate nature of the buds
Hongwu 洪武The Ming founder Zhu Yuanzhang, Ming Taizu, The Hongwu Emperor
Song Luo Shan 松罗山Mountain located just south of Huang Shan, famous for its great teas and tea history
Huangshan黄山 Yellow Mountain in southern Anhui, one of the most sacred mountains in China
Jingdezhen 景德镇 The porcelain capital of China and at one time, the whole world.
Xiuning County 休宁县 Song Luo Mountain was located here, in Anhui province
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
Pekoe白毫 One of the early and historic teas of the age of the China Clippers. (See Bai Hao above). The Dutch would brand tghis tea "Orange Pekoe".
Hyson 熙春茶One of the early and historic teas of the age of the China Clippers, also known as Lucky Dragon Tea
Chanong 茶农 Tea farmer
Qimen cha 祈门茶 Keemun Tea from Anhui, a world class China black tea.
Zhangjiakou 张家口The ancient town of Kalgan in Hebei.
Huizong 宋徽宗 The last emperor of the Northern Song. He knew a lot about tea.
Kangxi 康熙帝Long reigning Qing dynasty emperor who acted as a model patron of tea culture
Qianlong 乾隆帝 Even longer reigning Qing dynasty emperor who acted even more as a model patron of tea culture
Chonghua Palace 重华宫
Longjing cha 龙井茶 Dragon Well Tea from Longjing Village outside Hangzhou
Hugong Temple 胡公庙 Temple located in Longjing Village
Mt. Shifeng 狮峰山Mountain located near Longjing Village
Gaiwan 盖碗 A covered tea bowl.
Li Chunsheng One of the two father’s of Taiwan’s tea export industry.
Lugu, Nantou County鹿谷鄉, 南投縣 The heartland of Taiwan’s Oolong tea growing area
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.