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Journal of Tea Science ›› 2021, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (2): 272-284.doi: 10.13305/j.cnki.jts.20210406.001

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An Analysis of the Spiritual Core and Value of the Chinese Tea Culture: A Case Study of Etiquette, Customs, Ceremonies and Traditions of Chinese Tea

ZHOU Zhixiu1, XUE Chen1, RUAN Haogeng2,*   

  1. 1. Tea Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou 310008, China;
    2. Zhejiang Tea Group Co., LTD, Hangzhou 310014, China
  • Received:2020-06-03 Revised:2021-01-26 Online:2021-04-15 Published:2021-04-13

Abstract: In the Chinese tea cultural system, the etiquette, customs, ceremonies and literatures of tea are interactive and complementary, which build up the major part of Chinese tea culture and become important media of its spiritual core as well. In this paper, the etiquette, customs, ceremonies and literatures of Chinese tea, as an example, are disserted in the aspects of its historical formation and forms. On the basis of previous research, the spirit of Chinese tea culture is investigated, of which the core is concluded as Harmony, Respect, Rectitude, Beauty and Reality, realizing the sublimation from the physical to the spiritual level. The inheritance, promotion and development of Chinese tea culture and its spiritual core are of critically important era value for guiding the construction of socialist core value, firming the confidence in national culture and building a harmonious society.

Key words: Chinese tea culture, media, spiritual core, era value

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