Tea enjoyed around the world: there’s no culture without a deeply rooted tea culture, although theway to drink tea is certainly not the same in the different countries. Tea is anessential part of the daily life for many people, and each country has its own preparation and drinking methods: someone likes to drink black tea, someone prefers the green one; some people like to add sugar, butter, milk, salt, lemonor mint leaves to their cup of tea but other people are used to drinking tea without adding anything to it. Some people like to use porcelain or clay tea pot, others like to use the ones in metal; some people like to fill up their tea cup to the brim, others don’t.
中国的茶文化历史悠久，是中华民族具有世界性影响的优良非物质文化遗产。中国是茶的故乡，是世界上最早发现茶和利用茶的国家，任何国家都不能否认茶道是在中国出生的。茶不仅是中国古代人最喜欢的饮料，而如今茶也是最受到欢迎的饮料。它在当代的复兴被研究却是始于二十世纪80年代; 新中国成立后，中国的茶叶产量增加了很多。在中国茶不仅有药用 (解毒作用)，它也有食用(我们不要忘记好吃的茶饼)和饮用: 茶跟可可和咖啡一样的，它也是世界上最好喝最健康的天然饮料。
With a long history of tea production, China has an excellent intangible cultural heritage of tea with a worldwide influence. China is the hometown of tea, it’s theworld's first country that discovered and began to use it; no country can deny that the tea ceremony was born in China. Tea is not only the favorite drink of ancient Chinese people, but nowadays tea is also one of the most popular drink in the world. Its revival in contemporary times began in the 1980s; after the founding of new China, China's tea production increased a lot. In China teais not only used for medical purpose (detoxification), it can also be eaten (let's not forget the delicious tea cake) and drunk: tea, cocoa and coffee are the best and the healthiest natural drinks.
We can not denythat today's Italian young people's favorite tea is Bubble milk tea.
In the UK, afternoon tea is considered an essential part of daily life and social activities. The British prefer to use tea leaves instead of tea bags. Furthermore, they are used to cooking tea using very fine porcelain teapots. In England it’s commom to serve tea with sweets, and sometimes British people pair tea even with their main dishes.
The tea tradition in England seems to date back to the year 1800: a friend of Queen Victoria, feeling hungry, one afternoon a friend of Queen Victoria’s, feeling hungry, decided to drink tea and eat some cookies. Because she really liked that afternoon snack, she decided to invite friends to her house for tea and dessert every day. In the beginning, the ritual was used only for the richest classes, and then it spread to all.
那意大利人喝茶吗? 意大利人很喜欢喝茶，但是他们不太看重茶道，很少用精致的泡茶工具，比较喜欢用简单多的茶具。意大利人一般不煮茶叶，比较喜欢茶包。反正，不能否认中国的绿茶越来越受欢迎，虽然喝袋包茶的人比较多。中国茶道也影响到了意大利的茶文化: 其实，上个世纪90年代，意大利喝茶的人不多，也没有机会喝到中国茶了，在超市能找到的茶都是调味茶和袋泡茶，为了喝真正的茶应该跑遍了意大利华人开的饭店和茶馆，肯定不容易。现在情况完全不一样的，近10年来，中国茶叶在意大利的推广和销售快速增长了，在大城市出现了专门销售高端茶叶的商店，意大利人越来越了解茶叶和茶道，包括年轻人。现在很多人都愿意尝试中国茶叶; 让我们来揭示一个秘密: 不少意大利人也挺喜欢珍珠奶茶，一尝试就上瘾！
Does Italian people drink tea? Italians like to drink tea, but they do not pay much attention to the tea ceremony, rarely use exquisite tea tools, prefer to use a much simpler tea set. Italians generally do not cook tea leaves, prefer tea bags. Anyway, it can not be denied that China's green tea is becoming more and more popular, although more people still prefer using tea bags. Chinese tea ceremony also affected the Italian tea culture: in fact, back in the 1990s, notso many Italian were used to drink tea and they did not have so many opportunity to drink Chinese tea; in the supermark you could only find flavored tea and teabags but if you wanted to taste real tea then you should have gone to the Italian Chinatown and tea house, which would have not been easy at all. Now the situation has completely changed, in the past 10 years the promotion and sales of Chinese tea in Italy has grown rapidly, there have been shops specializing in the sale of high-end tea in big cities, and Italians, including young people, are more and more aware of tea and tea ceremony, including young people. Now a lot of people are willing to try Chinese tea; let's reveal a secret: as soon as they drink it they fall in love with it.
So, you don't have to worry, whether you like to drink Chinese tea or English tea,in Italy you will find every kind of tea!