Saturday, May 07, 2005

A brief history of tea

A blog reader sent in a link to a very brief but good overview of the history of tea—not just green tea, but all teas. (You can find a longer history of green tea in Japan here on the Mellow Monk website.)

Incidentally, the monk Saicho mentioned in the overview is the one-and-the-same Saicho after whom Mellow Monk is named—his name, literally translated, means "supreme tranquility." That sounds like somewhere I'd like to be.

—Mellow Monk

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