A Story of the Qianlong Emperor and Jade Spring, First Spring Under Heaven is one of the best written article I ever read about Chinese tea history. A must read for all Chinese tea lovers. For a tea blogger like myself, it is a very humbling read. I wish I could convey historic facts (not legends) with such grace. And the fact that my name has the honor of being mentioned only further increases that feeling.
At the end of this article, Corax mentions that "Mr Owyoung is currently at work on a new annotated translation of the cha jing of lu yu". You can count me in to purchase the book when it comes out!
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