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Shanghai exhibit revisits China-Europe tea trade

Updated: Aug 5, 2022 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print
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A total of 145 artifacts related to the China-Europe tea trade during the 17th and 19th centuries are on exhibit at the Shanghai History Museum. [Photo/Official WeChat account of the Shanghai History Museum]

China is the first country in the world to discover and make use of tea. The Shanghai History Museum unveiled an exhibit on July 28, showcasing the China-Europe tea trade history during the 17th and 19th centuries. There are 145 artifacts on view, including tea specimens, teaware, tea-themed paintings, tea wrapping paper and European coins. They witnessed mutual exchanges between the East and West. The exhibit runs through Oct 30.

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