A woman picks tea leaves at the Dragon Well Tea Commune in Hangzhou, 1978. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

Drinking tea—traditionally a brew made from the leaf, bud, or twig of the Camellia sinensis—is today universal in East Asia and much of the world, but the beverage took a long time to catch on. The precise form of tea consumed has also varied over time and by culture, reflecting different

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:30-05:00January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Cuisine, History, Arts, and Culture|Comments Off on Tea and Tea Culture (Chá hé cháwénhuà 茶和茶文化)|Chá hé cháwénhuà 茶和茶文化 (Tea and Tea Culture)

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