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Department
History
Course
HIS101H5
Professor
T Conway
Semester
Fall

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East Asia  Rice, millet, soybeans were first grown in China  Tea: o Camellia sinensis- origin plant o Legendary origin: an emperor was boiling water, tea leaf fell into it, and he tasted it and liked it. o Han dynasty (206 BCE- 220 CE)- tea cups o Tang dynasty (618-907)- golden age for tea  Tea was cultivated by unmarried women  Tea was used for trade  Book: The Classic of Tea o Song dynasties (960-1280)-  Took on a social character  Ppl played games around tea  First tea houses in china o Tea in Japan:  Saicho (767-822)- Buddhist monk  Brought tea leaves to Japan from china  Monk Yosai: tea can be used to cure hangovers  Game: Tocha  Wabicha ceremony- connected to Zen Buddhism. o Tea in the West:  Reached Afghanistan early  Ottoman empire  Reached Russia by 1618 
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