根据以下要点提示写一篇题为 Chinese tea 的短文，向外国朋友介绍中国的'茶文化。
It is 4,000 years since the Chinese began to grow and drink tea.
There’re many kinds of tea in China, of which Longjing Tea is famous all overthe world. Tea is usually drunk in tea sets. A tea set is made up of a tea pot and someteacups, which are both made of china.
Most Chinese are fond of drinking tea. Tea is served not only at tea house and restaurants but also at home. People also drink tea during breaks at offices or factories. It has been discovered that drinking tea does a lot of good to people’s health.
A cup oftea can make you relaxed and refreshed. And it’s said that green tea can prevent cancers. That’s why tea is becoming more and more popular with people.
There are many traditions in China, such as going to Spring Festival on Tomb Sweeping Day and sticking window decorations on Spring Festival. But what I want to talk about today is tea culture. China is not only the hometown of tea, but also the birthplace of tea culture. The discovery and utilization of Chinese tea has a history of four or five thousand years, and has spread all over the world for a long time. Tea culture is a wonderful flower in Chinese culture. Chinese tea culture has a long history!
One day, I saw my grandfather brewing tea, and found that the tea was small and round, with a little sharp on the top.
I saw that my grandfather was going to make tea. He first put the tea into the cup, and then poured some hot water. A few minutes later, the tea slowly melted away, just like a beautiful butterfly dancing in the water, floating to the surface of the water. The color of the water changed from transparent to light green, beautiful! Finally, a cup of tea is ready. I opened the lid and smelled a faint fragrance. I found that the speed of these tea brewing is much faster than that of cooking and boiling water. I have never seen tea brewing so fast. I was surprised to open my mouth! Tea not only has a sweet smell, but also has a unique taste, a little green and a little bitter.
Chinese tea culture has a long history!
In the vast cultural tradition of the motherland, tea culture, as a real and enduring historical deposit, is no longer the topic of moving guests to talk about tea and meeting friends; it is no longer the support of literati to show off their lofty and smart, but is becoming a useful material for people to explore, utilize, research and develop.
There are many young people who like to drink ice in summer. In fact, hot tea, especially some mellow famous tea, is more thirst quenching. In ancient China, people had already known how to use hot tea to relieve the heat and to release internal heat. Usually, after drinking hot tea, the skin will sweat slowly, and sweat can help the body to dissipate heat, that is to say, with the drinking of hot tea, the heat will be discharged slowly. However, for cold drinks, the heat is difficult to volatilize in a short time and remains in the body, causing the mouth and esophagus to feel cold for a short time, and soon it will feel unbearably hot. After sweating to dissipate heat, the skin of the body will automatically cool down, making people feel cool and comfortable. The ancients said: a cup of tea, calm nature cool. In fact, it contains scientific theory and life accomplishment.
Of course, if the function of tea is only to quench thirst and relieve summer heat, there is no need to form a huge tea culture. According to the quality, materials and processing technology of tea, tea has the following health functions:
1、 Anti radiation chrysanthemum tea, made from white chrysanthemum and superior oolong tea, is an essential tea for office workers who are exposed to electronic pollution every day. Because chrysanthemum in tea has the function of detoxification, it can resist and eliminate the accumulated summer heat, harmful chemicals and radioactive substances in the body.
2、 Puer tea, which can eliminate fat and flat stomach, has the effect of promoting fat metabolism in most Chinese teas, and Puer tea is an expert in removing excess fat. The elements contained in tea can enhance the decomposition of abdominal fat.
3、 Luohan fruit tea is a kind of sweet tea. For women who want to keep graceful but like sweet food, Luohan fruit tea is not only a kind of substitute but also a good drink.
4、 Chinese wolfberry tea can cure constipation. If a person cant defecate for three consecutive days, he should buy some Chinese wolfberry tea to drink, or brew it himself, because Chinese wolfberry can defecate the stool attached to the intestinal wall.
5、 Its good to smoke aloe tea with false and true, but once smoking causes pathological changes, its too late to repent. For the sake of health, its better to quit smoking as soon as possible. When you want to smoke, you can make a pot of aloe tea, which is similar to cigarettes. Its the best substitute to relieve smoking addiction.
6、 In modern society, it is necessary to drink oolong tea which can sober up in an appropriate amount. There are many times when drinking and getting drunk. In order to prevent the body from being empty and cold, expel the accumulated alcohol and cholesterol in the body, and sober up as soon as possible, you only need to drink the same amount of Oolong tea as the wine.
7、 We know that its really indecent for adults to eat snacks, especially when working in foreign enterprises. There is a kind of sweet tea extracted from Rosaceae plants, because it stimulates the satiety center of the brain, it controls the appetite and achieves the effect of understanding hunger.
Therefore, it is not difficult to see that tea plays an important role in our daily life. In addition, tea has the following functions and medicinal value:
1. Gargling with tea can strengthen teeth. Gargling with leftover tea after a meal can gargle out food residue. When gargling, let the tea move repeatedly in the mouth, it can remove the tartar, improve the physiological function of oral mucosa, and enhance the acid resistance and anti-corruption ability of teeth.
2. Tea has the functions of hair care and beauty. It can remove dirt and greasy. After washing, it can make the hair black, soft and glossy. Moreover, the tea does not contain chemicals and will not hurt the hair and skin. After washing face in the evening, use cotton ball dipped in tea to smear face, adhere to often, can eliminate the black spots on the face. Wipe your eyes with tea in the morning to eliminate dark circles.
3. Relieve the symptoms of cold, throat inflammation, hoarseness, may be a cold, drink a few cups of strong tea with rock sugar, immediately feel fresh mouth, pain reduced.
4. Tea contains a lot of tannic acid, which has a strong bactericidal effect, especially for filamentous bacteria causing beriberi. Beriberi patients, if the tea is boiled into thick juice every night to wash their feet for a long time, they will be cured. However, tea washing feet, to persevere, a short period of time will not have a significant effect. When making tea, it is best to use green tea; after fermentation of black tea, tannic acid content is much less.
In addition, the tea residue or air dried waste tea is wrapped with gauze and put into the refrigerator, which has a good effect on eliminating the odor in the refrigerator. The washed tea still has inorganic salts, carbohydrates and other nutrients, which can promote the growth of flowers and plants when piled in the flower bed or pot.
Chinese tea began in the Three Kingdoms period. Until now, tea is still a Chinese habit. Tang Dynasty was the beginning of tea production and trade prosperity. Tea has been popular in the Yangtze River Basin and its south area since the middle of Tang Dynasty, and then to the Central Plains from the south to the border minority areas. In Tang Dynasty, tea in other dynasties is more famous!
Tea culture in Song Dynasty was growing in popularity. On the basis of Tang Dynasty, tea culture in Song Dynasty continued to develop and deepen and formed a unique cultural grade. With the change of Tang and Song Dynasties, tea culture began to flourish with the development of tea.
In history, Yuan Dynasty was a plain Dynasty. But this dynasty has a great deal of research on Puer tea. Yunnan Puer tea is a kind of tea with big leaves and is also made of the tea Qingqing of the most primitive tea species.
Tea development in the late Qing Dynasty has been amazing, planting area and yield should be greatly improved, and circulation area is also more prosperous
The origin of Chinese tea is so great!