Beijing, March 3 (Zhongxin Net) -- What are the types of tea? How to brew? What are the benefits for the body? For some time, the discussion on topics related to "tea culture" on the Internet has been very lively.

Wang Xufeng, a famous writer and vice president of Zhejiang Tea Culture Research Association, introduced that the core of "tea culture" is "tea ceremony", and the content of tea ceremony is the four characters mentioned by Lu Yu: "fine practice and thrift".

In terms of writing, many of Wang Xufeng's works involve tea culture, such as the recently published "Wangjiangnan". She said that the experience of studying history in college made me unconsciously choose an aesthetic framework, that is, literature is written in a historical framework.

What is the core of "tea culture"?

From the types of tea to the process of making tea, the topic of "tea culture" is one of the hot topics on the Internet recently.

Famous writer Wang Xufeng. Photo courtesy of interviewee

Wang Xufeng has been paying attention to "tea culture" for many years, "The traditional Chinese tea culture content is formed by the fusion of the three spirits of Confucianism and Taoism. Confucianism uses tea ceremony, Taoism uses tea medicine, and Buddhism uses tea meditation to make tea drink the national drink of the Chinese nation. ”

In her view, the core of "tea culture" is "tea ceremony", and the content of tea ceremony is the four characters mentioned by Lu Yu: "fine practice and thrift".

This also happens to provide a code of conduct for people to refer to. She believes that human beings, as a high-level species, have a weakness that is endless desire, endless taking. If human beings want to live forever, they need to control their desires.

To some extent, "tea culture" is restrained. Learning it, in fact, is to learn to be polite, modest, introspective in life, calm and clear-minded, quiet and far-reaching, which is also an important cultural orientation of life.

People and things related to "tea"

In the history of ancient Chinese literature, there have been many works related to tea.

Wang Xufeng said that according to the current cultural relics unearthed, the history of Chinese tea drinking can at least be pushed forward to the spring and autumn. In addition, at the end of the Western Han Dynasty, Wang Zhao's "Covenant of Servants" mentioned tea affairs, which was actually a game literature work, and Wang Zhao was one of the originators of game literature.

When it comes to the history of tea, many people will think of the "tea saint" Lu Yu. Wang Xufeng respected Lu Yu very much, "He regards the nature of heaven and earth as the coordinate of life, so in his opinion, tea is him, he is tea, and he has twice refused to accept him as an official by the imperial court." ”

Wang Xufeng's work "Tea Man Four Parts". Photo courtesy of Zhejiang Literature and Art Publishing House

Wang Xufeng once made a rough statistic, she found that Chinese poets of previous generations have created more than 10,000 "tea poems", leaving a lot of popular famous works, "But my favorite is Su Dongpo's lyrics "Wangjiangnan", so I used it as the title of the novel. ”

In this poem "Wangjiangnan Transcendent Tai Works", Su Shi wrote about the scenery of the suburbs in late spring, borrowing tea to relieve the bitterness in his heart, "and will try new tea with new fire", and finally achieved psychological self-adjustment, "poetry and wine take advantage of the age".

"This word has a scene and a mood, hiding a dark line of the story, and finally tells Su Shi's view of life and life, which is rich in layers, has a wide range of knowledge, and is very thick." Wang Xufeng said.

A long volume that took nearly 30 years to write

In his decades of writing career, Wang Xufeng has always paid more attention to "tea culture".

The "Tea Man Quadrilogy" is a long volume that she wrote over nearly 30 years. Starting from the end of the Qing Dynasty in the 19th century, the novel takes the Hang family as the center, showing the "tea man spirit" inherited and carried forward by the Hang family in the magnificent historical changes.

"Wangjiangnan" is the fourth part of the "Tea Man Four Parts", in which Hang Jiahe, Hang Jicao, Huang Na and others all impressed readers. As the author, Wang Xufeng said that he is "deeply in love with Hang Jiahe, and likes Hang Jiaping".

Hang Jiahe's character is restrained and deep, responsible, intelligent and always affectionate. Wang Xufeng admired Hang Jiahe, "He represents the ideal personality of the Jiangnan man in China, and is a literary image created in a literary corridor." ”

Writer Wang Xufeng. Photo courtesy of interviewee

She said that tea represents fine practice and thrift, which is a very important element of the Chinese nation, and the elegance, moderation and daily life of tea have deeply affected her life. At the same time, her work experience in the China Tea Museum has also given her a deeper understanding of tea.

These are the reasons why Wang Xufeng wrote the "Tea Man Four Parts", "What I really pay attention to is the constant life determination and the resilience of their wisdom that a Chinese, no matter how unpredictable the years are." ”

Write literature in a historical framework

The grand structure and the writing of literature within a historical framework are one of the characteristics of Wang Xufeng's novels.

Wang Xufeng studied history as an undergraduate in university, and in four years he almost read through many subjects such as regional history, economic history, historical history and literary history. This study experience has had a profound impact on her view of the pattern and vision of the human world.

In the "Tea Man Four Parts", Wang Xufeng blurs the real Chinese and foreign tea history and the real modern Chinese and foreign history in the background of the novel, and sets the fictional family on the frontier stage of the novel.

"When the hydrangea of history is thrown at me, I have the duty to catch it." Wang Xufeng once explained the reason for continuing to write and pay attention to tea culture. For her, it's a mission.

"Once I act, I hardly falter, I am often cold and self-aware, and even a little 'willful'." The same is true for creation, for which she has eliminated a lot of complicated entertainment and saved a lot of energy.

Wang Xufeng believes that writing is a personal matter, it is to "compete" with oneself, without considering interpersonal relationships, and the hard work is really implemented in each work. It's also tiring, but you don't stop halfway, but keep moving forward. (End)