Chinese Tea Overview
China is the homeland of tea. Tea production in China has more than 5,000 years of history. Tea from China has always been an important Chinese export for more than a thousand years. Chinese tea in the world enjoy prestigious reputation. The words for tea as a drink in many countries are derivatives from Chinese word "Cha". Tea in Russian is called "cha'i", which sounds like "chaye" (tea leave) in Chinese Mandarin language. "Tea" in English sounds similar to the pronunciation of Xiamen dialect in China. Tea in Japanese is written exactly the same as in Chinese, though pronounced slightly different. Offer tea to guests and appreciate tea with friends are Chinese elegant entertainment and social activities. Sitting in teahouse or having tea parties is very popular among social groups.