David He is the non-executive director of Nanyang Tea House, a new drinks chain who in three short years have grown from just one store to over 75 stores in the Shanghai area! They offer all kinds of different tea mixed with tropical fruit and all drinks are customizable too, with different temperatures, different levels of ice and different amounts of palm sugar all depending on your personal taste! ShaoLan teaches the all-important Chinese word for “tea” and tells a story about Queen Victoria from England, who named a particular type of high-class tea that is still very popular today. Listen through to find out which kind of tea it is and the name that she gave to it!
The Chinese word for tea is 茶. When the character itself is taken apart, it represents “grass from the edible plant.” If you want to describe different kinds of tea then you just add the description word (such as green, black or oolong) before the word for “tea” 茶.