The history of tea

In China, a book in the second Century A.D. the earliest extant monograph of Materia Medica "Shen Nong's herbal classic" contains: "Shennong, seventy-two case of poison, and a solution of tea." After the medicine works have tea records. As Zhang Zhongjing in the Eastern Han Dynasty "Shanghanzabinglun" recorded in the treatment of diarrhea and tea. To the Liang Dynasty, the famous doctor Tao Hongjing think tea "(main) good sleep", people in this period have recognized the medicinal value of tea, and its clinical application. Tang and Song Dynasties, the basic form of tea therapy theory, "Tang Materia Medica" recorded efficacy of tea has become more and more perfect: "(tea) main fistula sores, diuresis, to eliminate phlegm heat, indigestion". The Tang Dynasty "waitai miyao" in the "tea party" records, should be tea therapy earlier. The application scope of the Song Dynasty tea therapy gradually expanded, tea therapy in various pharmaceutical monograph collected more, especially by the Court Organization experts compiled the "Tai Sheng Hui Fang" and "Taiping Huimin bureau" agent, issued by the official with the nature of a code in books there are special chapter of "herbal tea" such as "Tai Sheng Hui Fang" ninety-seven volumes contains "the tea party", are more than 10 kinds of tea therapy. At this point, the first time the word "tea" is contained in books. After the Song Dynasty, tea application increasing, the Yuan Dynasty imperial Hu SaiHui in "was about to drink meal" recorded in different tea production, actions and indications, is one of the recorded content more comprehensive monograph tea therapy. The Ming Dynasty written by Yongle "Puji side" with "food therapy, herbal tea, tea and other tea containing green bean cure 8. Study on the medicinal tea Li Shizhen very thoroughly, in the "Compendium of Materia Medica" in addition to tea functions have an incisive exposition, also contains a treatment of qi deficiency headache, diarrhea toxin "" the poisoning "tea party 16. The research and application of tea therapy in Qing Dynasty were more common. From the modern publishing compilation "Ci Xi" in the study of doctors in tea as part of the court administration in Qing Dynasty, such as tea, tea and Qingre Liyan, on behalf of the tea, tea and a flat stomach effect.
With the in-depth study and extensive application of tea therapy, tea agent from the beginning of the simple form of tea, and gradually developed into a single use of tea, tea and natural medicine and tea free of three types of tea. Tea with the most primitive forms from a Green Tea development Green Tea, Black Tea, Oolong Tea, brick tea, Tuocha and modern Iced Tea number. Tea and natural drugs in tea, such as Chrysanthemum Tea, osmanthus tea, Jasmine Tea, followed with ginseng tea, ginger tea, tea, tea, natural gardenia midday tea, sesame tea, tea, Ci Xi Mae zhilishen, Jiangzhijianfei pearl tea tea and butter tea, tea and other hundreds of. The tea leaves in the cup, boiling water a bubble, that is, tea, both simple and convenient to take. The advantages of borrowing tea agent, tea and natural medicine with appeared free tea, medicine and tea tea, such as tea, chrysanthemum tea, only the net five dry tea, gold tea, Kuding tea, Gynostemma tea, Rabdosia lophanthide tea, sweet tea, herbal tea and Wan Ying Wang Laoji nearly 1000 which is widely suitable for the prevention and treatment of inside and outside, women, children, bone, facial features various diseases.