since i started my major in the tea culture of china, i have been deeply impressed by its sophistication and beauty. i would like to share some fascinating aspects of the tea culture of china. 
       in a country with the history of five thousand years, the chinese tea drinking habit dated back to the tang dynasty (618-907ad). it became a national tradition and led to development of a delicate tea drinking ritual. over the centuries, poets and artists in china wrote many marvelous masterpieces, in appreciation of tea and chinese people’s constant love of tea drinking .one of the best-known writers is lu yu, who was regarded as the “tea sage ” for he composed the first book on tea. in his classic book, he detailed his studies of tea, such as the origin of tea, tea tools, tea picking, tea cooking, tea ceremony and well-known areas where tea was grown. and the valuable knowledge he recorded has laid foundation for modern tea culture development. 
        based on ways in which tea leaves are processed, there are five distinct types of tea. they are as follow: the green tea, the black tea, the wulong tea, the compressed tea and the scented tea. among them, may foreigners are familiar with the green tea. the longjing tea, of the green type, has a reputation.
        在中国五千年的历史,中国的饮茶习惯追溯到唐朝(公元618 - 907)。发展成为民族传统,并导致一个微妙的饮茶仪式。在过去的几个世纪里,诗人和艺术家在中国写了很多了不起的杰作,在茶和中国人民不断升值的爱喝茶。最著名的作家之一是鲁豫,那些被认为是“茶圣人”,他创作了第一本关于茶。在他的经典著作,他详细研究茶,如茶的起源、茶工具,茶采摘、茶做饭,茶道和知名茶叶生长的地方。和有价值的知识他记录为现代茶文化的发展奠定了基础。