Tea Lingo


Tea Dictionary
Brazier - a bronze, ceramic or clay vessel holding burning coals for heating a kettle or to cook on
Bodhidharma - Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk from southern India.
He lived during the early 5th century and is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Zen Buddhism (Chinese: Chán) to China.
Cha - tea
Cha Chi - tea spoon
Camellia Thea Sinensis - Latin name for the tea plant.
Crucible/Slop pot - for disposing tea water, tea leaves, used when tea tray is too small
Chawan- tea bowl
Cha Yi - Art of Tea
Cha Tao - Way of tea
Cha Dao Utensils - tea implements consisting of typical set will include 6 items:  a scoop, a pick, a pair of tongs, a funnel, a scraper and tool holder.
Chado - Way of Tea
Cha chuan - tea boat or teapot stand
Cha chen - platform for teapot, for preparing Gongfu tea; overflow of water flows into the Cha chen.


Cha Hai - Means tea sea (see Justice cup)
Cha He - presentation vessel
Cha Ren - tea person dedicated to the art and craft of drinking tea
Chashitsu - room designed and designated for tea ceremony
Chasen- tea whisk
Chashaku - tea scoop
Cha Ji - full tea presentation with a meal
Chaki - tea caddy
Chakin - tea cloth
Chamasi - tea and horse office
Chamagudao - tea and horse road in Chinese
Chamadao - the tea and horse road
Cha Xi - tea water bowl
Darjeeling - a town in the state of West Bengal in India
Fair cup - see Justice pot 
Funnel - for channelling tea leaves into the teapot
Furogama - a Japanese brazier used in a tea ceremony
Gaiwan -  A three piece porcelain set up to brew tea, consisting of a lid, handleless cup and saucer; its a covered bowl.
Gaibei - is a covered cup, smaller size than a gaiwan
Gong Fu Cha- Old man's tea, a brewing method.
Green tea - One of the 7 classifications of tea.


Hishaku - bamboo water ladle
Justice cup- For equal distribution of brewed tea from the standpoint concentration of the infusion.
Ju Zhong - means a brewing cup
Kama - kettle
Koryo-  is a small Korean infuser that is made up of a cup, infuser basket, and a round saucer that doubles as a base or a lid. It is made from clay and is often glazed inside and out.
Kyusu teapot - A Japanese style teapot with the handles placed on the side that resembles an old chinese herb pot
Mizusashi - jar for containing water/water vessel
Monkey Pick - An oolong tea.
Matcha - finely powdered Japanese green tea
Oolong - One of the 7 classifications of tea.
Pincers - Used for removing tea sediments from the teapot.
Prefecture-level city - An urban centre with a non-rural population over 250,000 with the gross output of value of industry of 200,000,000 RMB; with the economic output of the tertiary industry superseding that of the primary industry, thereby contributing to over 35% of the GDP.


Renminbi - The renminbi is the currency of the People's Republic of China. The principal unit is the yuan , subdivided into 10 jiao , each of 10 fen .
Shui fang - water bowls for used tea leaves and tea brews; a waste receptacle for tea leaves and tea 
Southern Silk Road - Was a winding network/paths of mule/horse caravans going through the mountains of Yunnan Province into the Southwest of China. This, over a thousand years ago was the land trade link from the city of Chang'an (Xi'an) towards the Indian Ocean. This road is commonly known as The tea and horse road. Economic trade goods carried along this route were tea and horses, rarely silk.
Tea- A liquid infusion made from the Camellia Thea Sinensis plant.
Tea and horse road - This is also known as Chamagudao, the oldest horse caravan trade route in Asia spanning from Southwest China - Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces, running along the eastern foothills of the mountain ranges Hengduan  (China's  centre of tea production) crossing this mountain range and deep canyons of the Yalong and Jingsa rivers (tributeries of the upper Yangtze river), the Lancang (tributary of the Mekong River), the Nu (Salween) and then spanning across the two highest plateaus Qinghai in Tibet and Yunnan-Guizhou in China, into south of the Himalayas in India.
Tea Flush- Refers to picking of teas
Tea receptacle - For showing tea leaves.
Tea pitcher - see Justice cup
Tit Kuan Yin - an oolong tea associated with a legend of a tea plantation
Tsukubai- stone basin
White tea - One of the 7 classifications of tea.