Tea, cha, is the beverage most
representative of Chinese culture. Proper etiquette dictates the guests are
treated to cha. Many outstanding Chinese poems were
created in the company of cha. Originating in China, cha is divided into
green tea, black tea, yellow tea, dark tea and white tea, according to its colour. The procedures for drinking cha are
delightful. Cha, water, wares and fire are indispensable when making cha. The shape, colour and
fragrance of cha are quite important. The water should be clear and sweet. The fire should be clean without odour. The chinaware and purple clay tea sets
are widely used. People feel closer to nature by drinking cha.