The Tang Dynasty October 29 2015

Tea was consumed differently by the various members of the social classes in the Tang dynasty. Many tea drinkers favoured adding onion, ginger, orange peel, cloves or peppermint to their tea. Mixing salt into the tea became a popular choice in the western provinces. Ladies of the Court sipped tea that was mixed with delicate extracts of fruits and flowers. Now that I could understand - but onion? Really?