Monday, November 17, 2014

Tea: A 4,000 Year Old Beverage

This poster of the Alchemy Of Tea was designed by Sweetooth. This poster illustrates the course of how Traditional teas started and where they ended up. The top shows the original type of tea such as black, green, white or oolong. The Second level displays the added ingredient(s) to create the third level down which shows traditional tea prepared. These transitions keep happening, as you know teas keep evolving with new ways of preparing or combining them to create something new out of something 4,000 years old, tea. Read more about what the different cups in the illustration represent below.
To show the proper serving vessels for these various recipes, the group also illustrated traditional tea sets, like the floral-printed bone china of Britain, India's ornate brass sets, and the Chinese Yixing clay teapot, the first invented during the Song Dynasty. The full breadth of their research is available on their website, and offers insights into a drink that, as legend has it, was first discovered in the Yunnan province of China in 2737 B.C., when Emperor Shen Nong was boiling water and the leaves of a tea plant fell into his pot.
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