Movement of "Tea" & "Cha" Around the Globe

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 30 May 2021
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This map shows the phenomena of the movement of tea, and what it's called around the globe. Around the world, there are mainly 2 root words for tea, 'te' and 'cha', and both of these come from China. Where the use of ‘cha’ occurred through land trade, primarily along the Silk Road, the name ‘te’ spread through sea trade primarily by the Dutch traders who were bringing tea to Europe. Regions in the world where tea grows naturally often have their own word for tea which has not derived from the Chinese.

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About the Author

Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has recently completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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APA Style

Macquire, K. (2021, May 30). Movement of "Tea" & "Cha" Around the Globe. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14112/movement-of-tea--cha-around-the-globe/

Chicago Style

Macquire, Kelly. "Movement of "Tea" & "Cha" Around the Globe." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 30, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14112/movement-of-tea--cha-around-the-globe/.

MLA Style

Macquire, Kelly. "Movement of "Tea" & "Cha" Around the Globe." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 May 2021. Web. 26 Oct 2021.