The Ten Virtues of Tea

The Ten Virtues of Tea


1. Tea has the blessing of all the Deities.

2. Tea promotes filial piety.

3. Tea drives away the devil.

4. Tea banishes drowsiness.

5. Tea keeps the Five Viscera (organs) in harmony.

6. Tea wards off disease.

7. Tea strengthens friendships.

8. Tea disciplines body and mind.

9. Tea destroys the passions.

10. Tea gives a peaceful death.

In the Kingdom of Tcha, we live by the Ten Virtues of Tea, composed in China by tea taster Liu Zhenliang of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-906).