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Tea and Other Decoctions for ‘Nourishing Life’ in Medieval China

Tea and Other Decoctions for ‘Nourishing Life’ in Medieval China

Paper by James Benn

Given at the University of Michigan on October 23, 2012

Professor Benn examines one significant way in which tea, a relatively new beverage in Tang-dynasty China, was first consumed and understood, alongside other decoctions intended to promote health and wellness.

See also his article ‘Buddhism, Alcohol, and Tea in Medieval China

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