Friday, September 19, 2008

Report on Water for Brewing Tea

Report on Water for Brewing Tea is a tea monograph by Tang dynasty author Zhang Youxin from 814. This book is the earliest monograph wholly devoted to the quality of water for brewing tea.


* A short list of water sources from seven locations, ranked from 1 to 7:
# Nanling of Yangtse river.
# Wuxi Hui Mountain Temple Spring
# Suzhou Tiger Hill Temple Spring
# Danyang Guanyin Temple
# Yangzhou Da Ming Temple
# Wuzhong River
# Huai River.
* An anecdote about Lu Yu's marvellous ability as water connoisseur.
* A longer list of water quality ranking from twenty locations.

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