Ma Yin, the founder of the Chu Kingdom, knew the people ’s livelihood, and made full use of the regional resource advantages of “Xiang Chuyi Tea” when he was in office. . The Chu country also shipped tea to the north in exchange for war horses, but the tribute to the Central Plains Dynasty each year was only tens of thousands of pounds of tea.
According to "Yan Zichunqiu", "When the babies were together, they were eating rice from the millet. They were cooked with three eggs, five eggs, and amaranth."
In the Three Kingdoms period, "Jingba, picking tea for making cakes, and making the old man's cakes, making them with rice cream. If you want to cook and sip them, first make them red, mash them, put them in porcelain, and pour them with soup. Use onions, Ginger and orange swell, and its sober drinking makes you sleepless. "In the Three Kingdoms period, tea began to exist in the form of camellia soup.
During the Wei, Jin, Southern and Northern Dynasties, tea began to enter the religious sphere and became the object of praise and chanting by cultural people. In the Tang Dynasty, tea culture was officially developed. Lu Yu, a native of Jingling, Fuzhou (now Tianmen, Hubei) in the Tang Dynasty, is known as the "tea sage" and his "The Tea Classic" is the earliest monograph on tea. Lu Yu traveled to Bashan Xiazhou for tea investigations. The "Book of Tea" records: "Tea, Jiamu in the south. The Bashan Xiazhou has two people together", "Xiazhou in Shannan, Xiangzhou, Jingzhou times , Hengzhou, Jinzhou and Liangzhou. "Xiazhou is today's Hubei. The advent of the Tea Classic marks the maturity and development of tea culture as a whole, and it has epoch-making significance in the history of tea culture, and it also validates the status of Hubei in the history of Chinese tea.
During the Tang and Jianzhong period, tea drinking was unprecedented. "Shan Fu Jing Shou Lu" records: "Shui Shui Huang Huang, cakes are thin, each piece to more than a hundred pounds, the rate is not very weak, there are exposed consumers, especially small pieces, and its beauty."
In the Song Dynasty, the development of Chu tea became increasingly prosperous. The Song Dynasty changed the tea tax of the Tang Dynasty, implemented the tea system, and implemented the monopoly of tea by the court. Song Yangliu Ouyang Xiu, when he was the Yiling county magistrate, wrote the poem "Spring and Autumn Chu country westward, Lu Yu tea passes the first state".
Ming Dynasty, began to discard tea and Xingsan tea. In the twenty-four years of Ming Hongwu (1391), Taizu Zhu Yuanzhang became a habit of drinking Yanglou Songfeng tea often, and then told the world: "To stop the dragon group, only pick tea buds to advance." Therefore, Zhu Yuanzhang was the first promotion in the world. For green tea, Yangloudong (now Chibi, Hubei) became the first place in the world to make green tea.
The Sino-Russian Wanli Tea Ceremony originated from Hankou. Hankou is the ancient center of the three major tea distribution centers in China. It has realized the first dialogue between Eastern and Western civilizations on behalf of the "Silk Road". After the "road", there is another "artery of the century", which drives the prosperity and development of many formats. The sound of horseshoes, the long road; foot prints, tea fragrance.
While developing tea during the Ming Dynasty, attention was paid to medicinal tea. A special "medicine tea" chapter was included in the "Puji Formula" of the Ming Dynasty, containing 8 medicinal tea recipes. Li Shizhen's Compendium of Materia Medica contains a number of herbal tea prescriptions, and discusses the medicinal properties and functions of tea. The tea-making process in the Ming Dynasty continued to improve, and it became increasingly sophisticated. During the Qing Dynasty, the style of tea therapy prevailed, and the content, application scope, and production methods of medicinal teas were continuously updated and enriched. It can be seen that the medicinal tea has become an integral part of the court medicine of the Qing Dynasty, and the medicinal tea prepared by the Qing Imperial Doctor for Cixi and Guangxu embodies the higher level at that time.
Hubei develops and inherits the Chu tea culture with Chu, combines the essence of ancient tea culture with modern craftsmanship, conducts research and development, and has R & D and professional production bases such as health tea and substitute tea. Through the culture of ancient tea, it then adopts new high-tech Extraction technology, the effective ingredients can be quickly absorbed by the human body, but the people of the country can enjoy Chu tea