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History of Tea

History of Tea

A Brief History of Tea Culture in Korea

Modern Korean tea culture dates back to a 2,000-year-old rich ceremonial tea heritage that has caught the devotion of tea drinkers, philosophers and poets. Tea-drinking in Korea focuses not only on the taste sensations but incorporates an accompanying appreciation of the purification of the mind, spirit, and body.

Excerpts from An Introduction to Korean Tea Culture By Seung-Hee Kam

“Modern Tea Culture in Korea” By Yeonok Kim

The History of Tea in Korea An Introduction to Korean Tea Culture (Issued by the Korean Education Institute of Tea Culture) By Seung Hee Kam

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What is the deal with Tea?

What is the deal with Tea?

Despite the popularity of coffee in this country tea is
still the number one beverage of choice worldwide.

There is a legend, because who could possibly know if it is true, of how the discovery of tea came to be. The story is that the Chinese emperor Shen Nung was enjoying the shade of a wild tea tree. He was boiling some water, why would he be boiling water under a tree is a mystery to me, but that is the story. Some leaves blew off the tea tree into his boiling water and voila Shen had the very first cup of tea. By accident.

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Boba Tea or Bubble Tea; That is the Question

Cheese Tea?  WHAT IS THAT?

Boba Tea or Bubble Tea; That is the Question

So here we are on the west coast of the United States, at least some of us are. We are seeing Bobo Tea shops popping up all over the place. Apparently on the east coast of the US Bubble Tea shops are popping up all over the place. Is there a difference? The answer is NO. It is terminology based on region. Both have tapioca balls at the bottom of the tea glass.  Both are iced tea drinks.

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Cheese Tea? What’s That?

Cheese Tea?  WHAT IS THAT?

Cheese Tea? What's That?

Apparently, Cheese Tea is the latest, greatest thing with people standing in line, sometimes for hours to place an order that may take up to 5 minutes to create.  Few tea shops serve this brew in the United States at this time but the ‘times they are a-changin’.  Originating in Taiwan back in 2010, this fad has taken China and Malaysia by storm and appears to have developed a cult following.

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