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Lu Yu

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: September 19, 2019 L M S


A statue of Lu Yu in Changxing county, Huzhou. [Photo/IC]

Lu Yu (733-804) was born in Jingling, Fuzhou (now Tianmen, Hubei province), during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). He lived in Wuxing district of Huzhou for more than 30 years and wrote Cha Jing, or Classic of Tea – the world's first book dedicating to tea culture, earning him the title of China's Sage of Tea.