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  Acid Gilding patterns etched on teapot by using acid  
  Acuppa a cup of tea.  
  Afternoon tea British custom of having a cup of tea in the afternoon with biscuits  
  Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu Kotoshimo Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu Happy New year. Please keep in touch this year too (very sincere request and mean it very much). Onegaishimasu is something like the Chinese Bai4 Tuo1  
  Amah customary for amahs (Chinese maids ) to serve tea to guests in the past  
  amanatto red beans desert boiled in sugar syrup  
  Anxi famous tea growing region in China Cha Yuan(2): Tea plantation  
  Apple tea Black tea scented with apple taste  
  Arita pottery region in western Kyushu South of Japan  
  Aritayaki famous porcelain making region in Kyushu, has beautiful teasets as well  
...to top A-roy (tea) is delicious (Thai)  
  Babaocha Minority style tea brewing using various Chinese condiments  
  bai cha white tea in Chinese  
  Bak Kut Teh A Southern Chinese dish (by Hokkiens, Teochew Chinese) made using pork meat marinated with spices. Often eaten with tea.  
  bamboo tea box box made of bamboo for storing tea.  
  Bing Pi Soft crust moon cakes, skin is not baked.  
  bitter aftertaste some teas like Oolong are said to leave a bitter aftertaste  
  Bixi container for water for washing tea brushes during Chinese calligraphy writing  
  Blanc de chine White Chinese porcelain teacups and teapots or other types of pottery from Fukien province.  
  Bonsai Cultivation of miniture plants, often associated with tea drinking. Placed around tea drinkers for all to admire. (Japanese term)  
  Boston tea party an event in American history where American patriots threw tea overboard a British ship, sparking off a riot  
  Bubble tea Taiwanese concoctions using tea and various fruits juices. sometimes alcohol is used.  
  Buo ba cha bimbo tea, a type of Taiwanese bubble tea concoction  
...to top BuoBacha a type of Taiwanese bubble tea with concoction of fruit juice  
  Cai cha plucking tea leaves which are matured (Chinese term)  
  Cameron highlands tea growing region in West Malaysia  
  Canister many tea leaves are contained in canisters  
  Canton Wiles Gades phonetics system for the province of Guangzhou  
  Celadon teabowls green glazed tea bowls from Yuan dynasty, China  
  Censor container made of pottery of metal used for holding and burning incense (Chinese and Japanese)  
  Ceylon tea growing region of South Asia  
  Cha strict scholarly definition, the word cha refers to the tea leaves itself. However, many Chinese use the word to refer to tea drink as well.(Chinese)  
  cha gang large urns containing tea leaves, used to transport tea leaves in the past.  
  Cha Guan Tea house in Chinese  
  Cha Guan tea container (Chinese)  
  Cha Gui the cabinet that container tea leaves (Chinese)  
  Cha Ho Sek (tea)it is delicious (Cantonese)  
  Cha Hu teapots  
  Cha Hua flower arrangement (Chinese)  
  Cha Jing the first Chinese manual on tea  
  Cha Jing the oldest tea manual (Chinese)  
  cha o non de kudasai please drink tea (Japanese term)  
  Cha Shao Bao bun with fillings of BBQ pork, popular snack while drinking tea (Chinese term)  
  Cha Shu Tree plant (Chinese term)  
  Cha Shui tea, referring to the drink itself. (Chinese)  
  Cha Tang Chinese term for referring to the tea drink.  
  Cha Wang Means king of tea, can be used to describe the largest tea merchants or the best tea. (Chinese term)  
  Cha Xiang Chinese expression for the 'tea is fragrant!'  
  Cha Yuan(4) Courtyard for drinking tea.  
  Cha Zhuan compressed tea bricks  
  Cha Zhuang tea pavilion, sometimes adapted to mean a place where tea is sold and traded, or a place where tea is served  
  Chabei Teacup (Chinese term)Chadao: Chinese term for Chinese tea ceremony.  
  Chachi Chinese term for tea scoop  
  Chadan Eggs flavoured with tea leaves  
  Chadian coasters or mat used for placing under tea cups and tea tools  
  Chagama large iron kettle (Japanese term)Chaire: Tea caddy (Japanese term)  
  Chahai Chinese term for tea basin  
  Chahe Tea holder used for preventing crushing tea leaves (Chinese term)  
  Chahu Chinese term for tea pot  
  ChaHua Chinese term for flower arrangement  
  Chajin Chinese term for towel used during Chinese tea ceremony  
  Chakin Japanese tea term for towel used during tea ceremony  
  Chakin towel used during Japanese tea ceremony (Japanese term)  
  Chakwai tongs used during Chinese tea ceremony  
  Chalou Restaurants where dim sum and tea are served  
  cham Indian ginger tea  
  Chanoyu Tea ceremony (Japanese term)  
  Char Siew Pao bun with fillings of BBQ pork, popular snack while drinking tea (Cantonese term)  
  Chasen Japanese term for tea whisk  
  Chashaku tea scoop (Japanese term)  
  Chashitsu Casual term for Japanese tea room (Japanese term)  
  Chawan Japanese term for tea bowls  
  Chaxi straw mats to sit on while drinking tea (Chinese)  
  Chaye Chinese term for tea leaves  
  Chayedan Another term for eggs flavoured with tea leaves  
  Chayi Chinese term for tea arts.  
  Chayi Chinese term for tea chairs  
  Chayuan Chinese term for Tea Garden  
  Chazha Residue of tea leaves after brewing  
  Chazhan tea pick for freeing obstruction of tea pot by tea leaves  
  Chazhuang Tea pavilion, sometimes used as name for tea drinking shops  
  ChaZhuo Chinese term for tea table  
  cherry blossoms sakura flowers in English  
  Chiak teh Fujianese term for drinking tea: literally meaning eating tea  
  Chieng Yum cha please drink tea in Cantonese  
  chimaki rice cake wrapped in bamboo  
  china a term used by the west to describe porcelain  
  China National Native Products and Animal By Products Import and Export Corporation Chinese PRC department in charge of Tea industry  
  Chinese calligraphy often during moods of composing poems in Chinese calligraphy, an oriental gentlemen drinks tea.  
  Chinese opera often watched while drinking tea.  
  Chiu Zhow Cha Cantonese term for Teo Chew tea  
  Chong guo cha Hanyu Pinyin term meaning Chinese tea  
  chong shui boiling water in Chinese  
  Chu kou cha tea made for export (Chinese term)  
  Chumon small bamboo gate (Japanese term)  
...to top Cuppatea a cup of tea , slang  
  daifuku mochi rice cake with bean paste fillings (Japanese)  
  dan diluted. e.g. tea is diluted.  
  dao cha pour tea (Chinese)  
  Deshi Disciple of master of tea ceremony (Japanese term)  
  Dian Xin Chinese Hanyu Pinyin phonetics for Dim Sum.  
  Dim Sum Cantonese (Southern China) culinary dishes , favourite food for accompanying tea drinking  
  Ding Incense holder, censor (Chinese term)  
  Dogu Datami place where tea is served on the mat (Japanese term)  
  dorayaki pancake with bean paste fillings (Japanese)  
  dou sha red bean paste found in deserts served with tea  
  Dragon vapour Chinese term for describing first hint of steam vapour when boiling water for brewing tea.  
  Dragon's claw Chinese technique for holding a tea cup, third finger below the cup and index and second finger on the rim.  
  Dragon's well legendary well which has the best mineral water for brewing tea  
...to top Dragon's well tea Green tea from central China e.g. Hangzhou, Suzhou region. The main tea of China and Japan.  
  Earthernware fired below 1200 degrees celsius and generally porous in nature.  
  Eisei Monk from Japan who introduced tea leaves to Japan  
  Enamel overglaze pattern drawn using oxides of metals.  
  er hu Chinese traditional instrument, usually people watch the performance of this instrument and sip tea for enjoyment  
...to top Er Ya, On trees the first record on trees written by Duke Jidian of Zhou dynasty  
  Ferric salts water which contain high ferric salts (iron oxides) are said to be bad quality water for brewing teaGaiBei: Lidded Chinese tea cup  
  Flambe glaze tea bowls glaze that is thick and usually red, purple or blue in colour. They were popular during Song dynasty.  
  fragrance chamber thing used to infuse tea leaves with fragrance or taste of flowers.  
  fu bitter in Cantonese, sometimes used to describe tea  
  Fujian Hanyu Pinyin spelling for the term Fukien, important tea growing region  
  Fujianren people who live in the province of Fujian  
  Fukien English term for the province of Fujian, important tea growing region  
  Fukkienese people who live in Fukien, important tea growing region  
  Fukkienese tea tea grown in Fujian province.  
...to top Futa oki kettle's lid's rest/support (Japanese term)  
  Gai Bei Lidded Chinese style Chinese tea cups  
  gang big urn for holding water for brewing tea (Chinese)  
  ginseng root of a herbal plant that is grown in Wisconsin, China and Korea  
  gong dao bei a jug used during Chinese tea ceremony to even out the concentration of tea before serving (Chinese term)  
  Gong Fu cha Chinese term for high level tea arts, often practiced by TeoChew, used interchangeably with Teochew tea arts (Southern Chinesedialect)  
  Guangdong ju Cantonese opera (Chinese)  
  Guangzhou Southern province of China, root of dim sum cuisine  
  Gui kneel down, sometimes tea drinking style is in a kneeling position (Chinese)  
...to top Guzheng Chinese stringed instrument often played during tea drinking  
  Hanaire Something that you put a flower into (Japanese)  
  Hanyu Pinyin Chinese system of phonetics, official system santioned by PRC government  
  hao cha good tea (Chinese term)  
  Hao He Nice to drink in Chinese  
  he cha drink tea (Chinese term)  
  He cha Chinese term for drinking tea  
  He Cha Ba! Come'on let's drink tea.Liang cha: Chinese herbal tea  
  Herbata Polish word for tea  
  Hishaku bamboo ladle (Japanese term)  
  ho sek Cantonese term for delicious  
  Hong Cha Chinese term for black tea.  
  hong cha literally 'red tea', means black tea in English  
  Hong Ni Chinese term for referring to Teo Chew tea pots.  
  houcha Thick tea  
  Hua Cha Chinese term for scented teaJing: Chinese term for well  
  Hua Ping vase, sometimes flowers is used to enhance flavour of tea. (Chinese)  
  Hua Yuan gardens where tea is usually appreciated outdoors  
  Huacha Scented tea using flower fragrance  
  Huaju Chinese term for Chinese opera  
  Huasheng Chinese term for peanuts, a popular snack with tea.  
  Huo Chinese term for fire, used during brewing tea  
  Huo Hou Chinese term for describing the intensity of fire for brewing tea.  
...to top Hutschenreuthers a 200 year old pottery maker from German which makes beautiful tea sets  
  ichirin zashi Japanese term for single flower vase.  
  Ikebana Japanese term for flower arrangement  
  Ikebana flower arrangement Japanese style  
  Imari Old export wares from Arita, including teapots and teacups.  
  ishi doro stone lantern that is placed in the garden (Japanese term)  
...to top Ivory Coast an area in Africa where tea is drunk with a mint leaves  
  Japanese green tea Green tea (slightly fermented) grown in Japan. Has a strong grass green colour and its taste has been compared to that with seaweed.  
  Jeng cha Cantonese term for offering tea to guests  
  Jing Well where water is drawn for brewing tea (Chinese term)  
  Jing Cha Polite term for offering tea, often on special occasions like wedding, indicates filial piety  
  Jingdezhen porcelain teapot making region in China (central)  
  Jingdezhen famous porcelain making region in China, making beautiful teasets as well  
  juhua cha Chinese term for chrysanthemum  
  JuHuaCha Chrysanthemum tea.  
  jun ware Pottery made during Song dynasty. It is popular for its tea bowls and has a thick glaze that is usually flambe and in purple, red or blue colour  
  Jun yao means jun ware in Chinese  
...to top Justice cup a jug used during Chinese tea ceremony to even out the concentration of tea before serving  
  Kabin Japanese term for vase.  
  Kakiemon Old export wares from Arita, including teapots and teacups.  
  Kampo Japanese term for Chinese medicine, tea leaves are sometimes used.  
  Kaolinite Clay found in China for making porcelain (English language)  
  Kaolintu Clay found in China for making porcelain (Chinese language)  
  Kaori Japanese term for tea fragrance  
  kashiwa mochi rice cake with leaf of oak (Japanese)  
  Kensui rinse water container (Japanese term)  
  kikucha Japanese term for chrysanthemum tea  
  Kimono Japanese traditional dress worn during tea ceremony and other important occasions  
  Kok Fa Cha Cantonese term for chrysanthemum teaLiang cha  
  KokFa Cha Cantonese term for Chrysanthemum tea (Southern Chinese dialect).  
  Koto Japanese musical stringed instrument, often played during tea ceremony  
  Koucha thick tea (Japanese)  
  ku bitter in Chinese, sometimes used to describe tea  
  Kuang Quan Shui Mineral water used for brewing tea.  
...to top Kyoto Birth place of Japanese tea arts and bastion of Japanese ancient culture  
  Liang teh Hokkien term for Chinese herbal tea.  
  LiBai Chinese poet whose poems are often recited with tea.  
  Lim teh TeoChew and Hokkien term for drinking tea (Southern Chinese dialect)  
  lim teh Fukkienese term for drinking tea, mostly used by Fukkienses people in Southeast Asia  
  Literati the scholarly class in China and Japan who liked amongst many other refined things, the gentleman's love for tea drinking  
  Longjingcha Chinese term for Dragon's well tea.  
...to top Longquan Chinese term for Dragon's well  
  make tea means brew tea.  
  Man Tao Cantonese for buns without fillings  
  Man Tou buns used as desert during tea drinking, no fillings. (Chinese)  
  Manju Japanese term to describe buns without fillings consumed with Japanese tea.  
  Maobizhi means Chinese calligraphy  
  mattcha ice cream tea flavoured ice cream (Japanese)  
  Medan tea growing region in Indonesia  
  mid autumn's festival Chinese festival where moon cakes are eaten withtea.  
  min ge can ting Folk song karaoke restaurant where Taiwanese bubble tea is served  
  Mizuzhashi Pot containing water which can be drawn from for Japanese tea ceremony  
  mizuzhashi fresh water container (Japanese term)  
  Mochi A sticky rice cake used as desert when drinking Japanese tea, has fillings. Soft and sticky, often coated with syrup.  
  monaka bean paste desert placed in a wafer form  
  Monkey tea rare Chinese tea whose leaves are plucked by trained monkeys. These tea plants are grown in the wild.  
  moon cakes Moon Cakes are desserts which are only eaten during and before the Mid Autumn's festival. They are made of dough which are baked to a crispy crust. The fillings are usually green bean, red bean or yellow bean paste. Egg yolk is added.  
  Moukekko desu Japanese tea term for 'No, thank you that's enough'  
...to top Mu Chai Chinese term for firewood used for brewing tea.  
  Niao long Chinese term for bird cage, birds are often reared as avand garde objects of appreciation and brought to the tea house  
  nian gao Chinese rice cake sticky and dark emerald green in colour, eaten during Chinese new year  
  niao yu hua xiang a Chinese phrase to describe the beauty of the garden, the birds are chirping and the flowers are fragrant  
  Nijiri Guchi low entrance for guests (Japanese)  
  nigai bitter in Japanese  
...to top ninjin in Japanese this means carrot, but its characters mean ginseng in Chinese  
  O Cha Kai Japanese polite term for tea drinking session  
  Ochanomizu a district in Tokyo named after tea water  
  Ochashitsu Japanese tea room  
  Ochawan A very polite term used for tea bowls.  
  ohagi rice cakes (Japanese)  
  Omote Senke Japan's oldest tea school, has 3 million members and its founder is Sen No Rikkyu :  
  Onsen hotsprings (Japanese term), often tea and tea eggs are consumed here.  
...to top opium In the past, tea was often drunk with opium, an evil addiction  
  Pao Cha Chinese term for brewing tea  
  pao cha to brew tea (Chinese)  
  pao cha Chinese term for brewing tea.  
  Pao Pao Cha Taiwanese term for bubble tea  
  pao shen brewed ginseng tea  
  Paozi Dessert for Chinese tea ceremony. Buns with stuffings.  
  Peking opera Beijing opera where tea is served  
  PenChai Chinese term for Bonsai  
  Pewter material , an alloy of tin, used to make tea containers (Chinese tea)  
  Pin Cha tea appreciation (Chinese)  
  Porcelain pottery that is fired more than 1200 degrees celsius and above  
...to top Pu Er a kind of black tea from southern China  
  Qing he cha please drink tea (Chinese)  
...to top Qipao Chinese traditional dress  
  rakugan beans or rice flavoured with syrup (Japanese)  
  Red clay teapots Chinese red clay teapots from Swatow and Teochew  
  ren shen Chinese term for ginseng  
  ren shen cha ginseng tea  
  ro low hearth (Japanese term)  
  rock gardens Chinese or Japanese rock gardens, one of the ideal spots for drinking tea.  
  roji pathway to the tea room, usually paved with large stones. (Japanese term)  
  roji zori slippers made of bamboo (Japanese term)  
...to top rou gu cha Hanyu Pinyin term for bak kut teh (Chinese)  
  Sado Japanese term for tea ceremony  
  Sadoguchi tea room entrance (Japanese term)  
  sakura flowers admiring sakura flowers and drinking tea in the parks is a custom in Japan  
  sakuramochi rice cake that is flavoured with the mochi flavour  
  Sanpaotai Term used to described lidded Chinese tea cups. It means pagoda as the tea cup resemble a Chinese pagoda.  
  Seiza kneeling position (Japanese term)  
  senbei rice crackers  
  Sek yeh please have something to eat (Cantonese term)  
  Sen No Rikkyu Founder of Japanese tea ceremony (Omote senke)  
  shang cha gourmet tea (Chinese)  
  Shang Yue admiring the moon while drinking tea during the Mid Autumn's festival in China (Chinese term)  
  shen cha ginseng tea  
  Shi Chinese term for poem  
  Shi poems , sometimes recited while drinking tea (Chinese)  
  Shodo Japanese term for calligraphy, often display during Japanese tea ceremony Tanxiangmu: Wood used for burning and it gives off a nice fragrance  
  Shogun military ruler of olden Japan  
  Shu Fa means Chinese calligraphy  
  Shusheng gentlemen scholar (often a tea drinker)  
  Siang lu censor used to contain fragrance, sweet smelling substances  
  Sichuan gai bei pao cha a technique for brewing tea invented by people in Sichuan province of China where tea is mixed together evenly in the kettle itself and poured straight into the lidded tea cups.  
  siew mai a Cantonese term for an item in the dim sum menu. It is steamed meat with shrimp bits.  
  Silver needle a type of tea leaves which resembles needles.  
  Sit in Seiza to sit in a kneeling position (Japanese term)  
  Song dynasty poems a favourite amongst tea drinkers, recited during the midst of drinking tea  
  suicha Light tea(Japanese)  
  Sumi Charcoal used for starting fire to brew tea (Japanese)  
...to top sweet aftertaste some teas like Pu Er are said to leave a sweet after taste  
  Taiwan cha mainland term for tea grown in Taiwan  
  Tan Charcoal (Chinese term)  
  Tang Cha term used by overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia to mean Chinese tea  
  Tao Chi Chinese term for earthernware and porcelain  
  Tatami Mat used in a traditional Japanese tea room  
  Te Italian for tea  
  Tea English word for tea  
  tea auction where antique teas which are old e.g. from sunken ships are auctioned off  
  tea biscuits biscuits that is eaten while drinking tea.  
  Tea biscuits sometimes used instead of tea bricks  
  Tea bricks tea leaves compressed into forms resembling bricks: From Southern China mostly  
  Tea caddy objects used for holding tea leaves in Japanese tea ceremony  
  Tea Classic English title for the book written by Lu Yu  
  tea dust glaze glaze on pottery that resembles tea dust  
  Tea garden Chinese and Japanese gardens used for creating ambience for teadrinking.  
  Tea music music for listening while drinking tea  
  Tea powder Ground tea leaves in the form of powder. Used by the Japanese for tea ceremony.  
  Tea warmer a pottery container that hold warm water to keep the tea cup or pot warm. (Chinese)  
  Tea whisk a brush that has split ends made of bamboo used for mixing tea powder into a foam. Used in Japanese tea ceremony.  
  Teahouse term for describing shops which sells brewed Chinese tea  
  Tee German word for tea  
  Teh TeoChew and Hokkien term for tea (Southern Chinese dialect)  
  teh kosong Malay term for tea without milk or sugar  
  Teh si Black tea without milk or sugar (Hokkien)  
  Teishu tea ceremony host (Japanese term)  
  temmoku jya wan black glazed bowls, originally from China, now popular in Japan (Japanese term)  
  Teo Spanish word for tea  
  Teo Chew English word for the province of Chao Zhou  
  Tew Chew Sometimes spelt as Teo Chew  
  The French for tea  
  The Guan Yan Same as Tie Guan Yin. Tie Guan Yin is the Hanyu Pinyin system used by People's Republic of China since the 70s. The Guan Yan is either a dialect pronounciation of the same time (by mostly likely the Hokkiens or Teochews or Cantonese in the South) or the old Wades Giles system of pronouncing Chinese words.  
  Thea Latin word for tea  
  tian sweet in Chinese  
  tianmuwan means temmoku jya wan in Chinese  
  tie guan yin a famous type of Oolong Tea  
  tobiishi pathway's stepping stones located in the garden around the tea room (Japanese term)  
  tin sweet in Cantonese  
  Tong Hu Chinese term for copper pot used for boiling water  
  Tsubo Japanese tea term for pot that is lidless  
  Tsubo pottery containing water for brewing tea (Japanese term)  
  tsukubai sonte basin (Japanese)  
...to top Tuo Cha a kind of black tea from Southern China  
...to top uroncha Oolong tea in Japanese  
  wagashi Japanese confectionary  
  Wai Tou He let's drink our tea outside (Chinese)  
  Wan Chinese term for Bowl  
  Wayang Southeast Asian Chinese term for Chinese opera  
  Wenquan hotsprings (Chinese term), often tea and tea eggs are consumed here.  
...to top Wenxiang Bei Chinese term for fragrance cups used for smelling fragrance of tea leaves  
...to top Xiang incense sometimes used in the past together with tea for fragrance  
  Yan Russian word for tea  
  YaoChai Chinese term for describing Chinese medicine, Chinese tea is often such an item  
  ya pien opium which is smoked with tea in the past, an evil habit.  
  yi cha dai jiu a Chinese saying meaning to substitute alcohol with water. It means that when one is unable to take a strong drink like alcohol, he uses tea water as a substitute as a sign of respect.  
  yi cha hu de cha one teapot of tea (Chinese term)  
  Yi Shu Hu Chinese teapots which are carved and potted by artists and generally collected for its artistic value and not used. Translated as 'artistic ware', 'artistic teapots' (Chinese term)  
  Yixing clay, earthernware pottery making region in China  
  yokan red bean paste desert  
  Yojohan four and a half mat tea room (Japanese term)  
  Yue Bing Moon cakes eaten with tea during Mid Autumn's festival (Chinese)  
  yue ju Chinese opera  
  Yukata summer version of kimono, worn during casual tea drinking  
  yum drink in Cantonese  
  Yum cha Cantonese term for drinking tea (Southern Chinese dialect), sometimes used interchangeably with Dim Sum  
  Yunnan Southernmost province of China where tea bricks are made  
...to top Yunnan tea tea brewed in the South with addition of nuts, fruits and Chinese condiments  
  Zen Buddhism a branch of Buddhism often associated with Japanese tea ceremony.  
  zha tea residue (Cantonese term)  
  zhong guo cha Chinese tea (Chinese term)  
  Zhong Qiu Jie Moon cake festival, or Mid Autumn's festival where mooncakes are eaten with tea. (Chinese)  
  Zhou chao means Zhou dynasty  
  Zhou dynasty when tea was found and used for drinking  
  zi sha purple clay teapots from China  
  Zi Sha Hu Chinese term used for referring to Yixing tea pots  
...to top Zo Tea in Shanghainese  

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