Chinese tea art is a culture. On the basis of China’s excellent culture, tea art has extensively absorbed and borrowed other art forms, and expanded into the fields of literature and art to form a Chinese tea culture with strong national characteristics.
Tea art includes the appreciation of tea techniques and the appreciation of artistic manipulation methods, as well as the appreciation of the beautiful environment, and the beautiful artistic conception of the whole tea-teaching process. The process embodiment and the spiritual unity are the cultural phenomena formed during the tea-drinking activities. It has a long long history, a profound cultural heritage, and a connection with religion.
Tea art includes a series of content such as selection, water selection, tea cooking techniques, tea art, and environmental selection. The tea art background is an important means to set off the theme of the idea, which renders the pure, elegant and simple temperament of tea, and enhances the artistic appeal. Different styles of tea have different background requirements, and only the right background can better understand the taste of tea.
The art of Chinese tea, sprouted in the Tang Dynasty, originated in the Song Dynasty, reformed in the Ming Dynasty, and flourished in the Qing Dynasty. It can be said that it has quite a historical origin and is a system of its own.