Making tea – Food history projects

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A cup of tea

A cup of tea (thanks to

For the simplest tea project, make yourself a cup of black tea and drink it, just to see what it tastes like. You can just boil a little water and pour it into a cup and put in a teabag. Let it cool a little and then drink it. Don’t put in any milk or sugar, to see how Chinese people drank it.

Chinese tea ceremony

For a more exciting project, find someplace near you where somebody teaches or demonstrates the Chinese tea ceremony and go check it out. If you can’t do that, you can watch this video of a Chinese tea ceremony.

History of Tea

Bibliography and further reading about tea:

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By |2017-06-22T02:33:19+00:00June 22nd, 2017|China, Food|0 Comments
Cite this page: Carr, K.E. Making tea – Food history projects. Study Guides, June 22, 2017. Web. December 10, 2018.

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Dr. Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.

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