*Back during the 6th century BC, in India, Buddhism was originated. Buddhism's main branch it came from was Mahayana, (Greater Vehicle). China and Korea also, got the religion Buddhism not just Japan. Kudara, Paikche, kingdoms in Korea had actually imported Buddhism to Japan. Once Buddhism was welcomed into Japan's new state, Buddhism was not that common to people.
Tea: Tea also has its roots in China. You could say that tea is the national drink of China. It is part of everyday life and the traditions and culture of China. China has a long history in the tea garden, large areas of tea, various natural conditions, and many varieties of tea trees and different methods of collection and processing of tea, has produced thousands of tea
In India Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala account 98% of India’s total tea production. Assam's tea industry is dependent on about two million workers almost all of whom are the descendants of those who were brought to Assam as slaves first by the British East India Company and later by the British rulers and entrepreneurs from 1830’s through 1920’s, mostly from the Santhal Parganas district of Bihar (now in Jharkhand state). The descendants of these slaves are now called tea tribes (Chatterjee and Das Gupta, 1981). The tea tribes form the backbone of the Assamese tea industry. The tea-tribes are found mainly in the
In the 18th century, the rights to trade at Canton had granted the company with direct imports of Chinese goods, such as tea, silk and porcelain. This increasing availability of tea from China had made the price of tea fall and made it more accessible to general public in England. The growing popularity of tea had transformed the item from luxury good into commercial commodity. This condition had encouraged the company to import more tea and thus made tea the mainstay of imports from China displacing silk by 1718. The company’s monopoly on imports from China was sustained through the exchange of British silver for Chinese tea.
Chinese traditions spread all over Thailand and still exist because there are many Thai-Chinese who maintain their cultures around 200 years ago. Moreover, Chinese traditions are not much different from Thai traditions which led to Thai people brought them to practice that still see nowadays. Thai people are affected from Thai-Chinese’ actions and they began to pay an importance in Chinese traditions such as Chinese New Year, Vegetarian food festival, The Moon Festival and Ancestor Worship. These Chinese traditions are very famous in Thailand, for example, The Chinese New Year remains
Mostly people do not know neither are aware of anything about the origination of the word Chai and some even think that it is a Chinese word and is pronounced as “Kai.” Basically Chai origins can be outlined back to “Ayurveda”, which is the natural remedial system of the Hindus. The word “chai” and its variants are used all over the South Asia and the Middle East region. Chai might have also been derived from the Chinese word for tea, “cha” as well. Even though there is no permanent recipe for chai it is usually prepared with loose black tea boiled in water, milk, and sugar. Masalas, or flavors, that are added to make “masala chai” which might also include from the natural herbs as ingredients depending on the flavor from any of the following: black pepper, saffron, nutmeg, cardamon, ginger, star anise, cloves, fennel, and cinnamon.
Ships from Holland and Portugal would smuggle it to fishermen who propagated it inwards (Wikipedia n.d). Tea gained popularity from the 1670 and it sold in over 500 houses in 1700. By 1750, tea was being consumed by both Britain in the lower and upper classes. Despite the legal restrictions, tea had gained the popularity that it could be difficult to stop among the Britain. In 1785, the commutation act was introduced by William Britt dropping the taxes to 12.5% from 119% (UK Tea & Infusions Association n.d).
In spite of having a strong base as manufactured product, it allows a bigger gain for the country as agricultural output. Among the tea producing states of India, Assam is well known internationally since a long time ago. The state dominates the country’s tea map by producing almost half (50 per cent) of the total tea production. It is estimated that there are nearly 90,000 Small Tea Growers (STGs) in Assam creating employment for around 1.5 lakh people apart from producing innumerable rural entrepreneurs with the potentiality of transforming the socio economic condition of rural Assam. This paper highlights the prospects of small tea cultivation as a source of self- employment in
“EXPLOITATIVE RELATIONS IN THE TEA INDUSTRY” Abhijeet Shah, M2014GL016 The Tea Industry and its Workers The tea industry in India is one of the oldest industries and among the largest employers in the organized sector. Over 12 lakh permanent and almost the same number of casual and seasonal workers are employed in the industry. Over 50%, and in some operations, like tea plucking, over 80% of these, are women. A majority of the workers are Adivasi and Dalit women. This is the most disadvantaged section – socially, politically and economically.
Sri Lanka 's culture can be experienced from the warm people, music, traditional arts, architecture, cuisine, and cricket. The essential hill county vacation calls for a visit to the velvety tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya. There are ballooning, rafting, diving, and rock climbing to get your adrenalin going. For those in pursuit of relaxation, there are meditation centres and Ayurveda resorts. Shopaholics can find brassware, jewellery, gems, handicrafts, fabrics, spices, and