A Comparative Study of Tea Customs

Jingxia LV, Zhaodan SHEN


Tea is becoming more and more popular in this modern time. It is said that people in more than 100 countries and regions all over the world drink tea. Howerer, in different countries, the customs of tea drinking is not the same. In some places, it is taken as an art; in some other places, it is viewed as a way of character cultivation, or a tool of etiquette education. And sometimes, it is just a natural part of daily life. The custom of tea drinking can symbolize culture from which different values and cultural orientations can be learned, which is meaningful to international cultural exchanges.This paper made a comparative study on tea customs in some countries that are typical to represent the main trends of tea drinking.

Key words: Tea customs; Comparative study; Cultural exchanges

Résumé Le thé est de plus en plus populaire dans cette époque moderne. Il est dit que le thé est bû dans plus de 100 pays et régions du monde boivent. Cependant, dans différents pays, les coutumes de boire du thé n'est pas la même. Dans certains endroits, il est considéré comme un art; dans certains autres endroits, il est considéré comme un moyen de la culture de caractère, ou un outil d'éducation étiquette. Et parfois, il est juste une partie normale de la vie quotidienne. La coutume de boire du thé peut symboliser la culture à partir de laquelle différentes valeurs et des orientations culturelles peut être appris, ce qui est significatif pour le papier exchanges. This culturelle internationale a fait une étude comparative sur les coutumes de thé dans certains pays qui sont typiques pour représenter les principales tendances de la consommation de thé.

Mots clés: les coutumes de thé; Une étude comparative; Les échanges culturels


Tea customs; Comparative study; Cultural exchanges

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.ccc.1923670020120802.2917


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