Tea & Daoism
The Chinese character for Tea, 茶 Chá , is made up of three components: 艹 (grass), 人 (human), 木(wood).人 (human) is between 艹 (grass) and 木 (wood). Humans are one with the natural essence of sky and earth. This embodies the essence of Daoism: ultimately being the unity of man and nature.
道 Dào is the philosophy and religion that originally rooted from ancient China. In Chinese, Dao literally means path or way, and it can extent its meanings as of principle and moral. Daoism means the essence of the universe, and the united one of human beings and the natural world - thus declaring Dao as the combination of truth, kindness, and beauty of the universe. The material and human spirit cannot be separated; as material is in the spirit - and the spirit is in the material.