Tea and Tea Culture

The beverage prepared from the leaves of Camellia sinensis is known in China since ancient times, appreciated as a tonic and for its good taste.

Over the centuries, tea has spread first in the East Asian countries and then in the West. Today it is the most consumed beverage in the world next to water.

Tea consumption has become a fundamental part of daily life in many countries, where it has given rise to various forms of tea culture. This term indicates the repertoire of material practices related to the preparation and appreciation of tea and the knowledge of their history and aesthetics.

The Italian Association for Tea Culture promotes the academic research on tea culture and encourages its dissemination.
It brings together scholars and experts engaged since decades in the study and popularization of this subject, providing a point of reference in Italy for all tea professionals and tea lovers.




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