Tea is closely related to our daily life. The so-called seven things to open the door are firewood, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce and vinegar tea. We should contact these seven people more every day. We can't live without oil, salt and tea.
What is tea culture
China is the birthplace of tea and has a long record of tea drinking. When did it start? Maybe it can be traced back to ancient times, or it can be thought that it originated in the Zhou Dynasty, or it can be thought that it originated in the Qin and Han Dynasties. In short, tea drinking has a long history.
When tea intersects with people, tea is endowed with meaning, and then tea has cultural connotation. In fact, tea culture is not so lofty. It is close to us. Who hasn't drunk tea? Tea is not high cold, tea is very close to the people. Tea culture is the cultural characteristics formed in the process of drinking tea. Tea culture can be expressed in tea ceremony, tea virtue, tea spirit, tea couplets, tea books, tea sets, tea paintings, tea learning, tea stories, tea art and so on.
Tea culture is the organic integration of tea and culture, and the intersection of material civilization and spiritual civilization. If you only grow tea and don't understand tea, it doesn't mean you understand tea culture. If you only drink tea but don't understand tea, it doesn't mean you understand tea culture. When we enrich tea with a certain connotation, the matter of drinking tea is from simply drinking tea to understanding tea theory and experiencing tea culture. In other words, simple cow drinking does not mean that you understand tea or have tea culture. Without certain cultural connotation, you can't say it's tea culture.
Culture is profound. Tea culture is the organic integration of tea and culture. Natural tea culture is no longer a single behavior. For example, we can't simply say that drinking tea is tea culture, but understand the truth of life through drinking tea, and this process is endowed with meaning, which is the embodiment of tea culture. In other words, when tea art is endowed with tea culture, it becomes a tea ceremony. If tea art is only a way of performance, then tea art is not tea culture.