TeaGuide: Reviews and Ramblings

February 29, 2012

Profiles in Tea: Lu Yu

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Lu Yu, author of Cha Jing, or The Classic of Tea, is often referred to as the patron saint of tea. He was a colourful character with expertise in many areas – not only tea.

Born in 733 CE in Jingling, Fuzhou (now Tianmen City, Hubei Province) about 125 miles southwest of Shanghai, Lu Yu was abandoned at the age of three. A Zen master at Longai Monastery found and adopted him.

Read the entire post at English Tea Store blog.

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