Tea in the Chinese Dynasties
This dynasty ranges from 618-907 AC, and during this time the practice of drinking tea becomes more sophisticated and is refined even further. It was a time of great art and culture in China.
During this dynasty order and refinement patterns were established, so much so that each family of high social status hired a master of tea, who both taught them how to prepare tea correctly, and prepared tea for them.
During this time Lu Yu lived, who was known as the father of tea in China. He was responsible for systematizing the necessary rituals to boil or make tea.
He wrote the first monograph of tea called The Classic of Tea, using early Confucianism and Taoism principles to philosophically explain the requirements for a mindful execution of the tea ritual.
During the Tang dynasty, tea became an essential part of the lives of the elite lifestyle.