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Ancient China: The Birthplace of Tea

Ancient China: The Birthplace of Tea
August 23rd, 2017

The history of tea dates back to ancient China, almost 5,000 years ago. According to legend, in 2732 B.C. Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea when leaves from a wild tree blew into his pot of boiling water. He was immediately interested in the pleasant scent of the resulting brew, and drank some. Legend says the Emperor described a warm feeling as he drank the intriguing brew, as if the liquid was investigating every part of his body.

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Ancient China: The Birthplace of Tea

August 23rd, 2017
Ancient China: The Birthplace of Tea

The history of tea dates back to ancient China, almost 5,000 years ago. According to legend, in 2732 B.C. Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea when leaves from a wild tree blew into his pot of boiling water. He was immediately interested in the pleasant scent of the resulting brew, and drank some. Legend says the Emperor described a warm feeling as he drank the intriguing brew, as if the liquid was investigating every part of his body.

Tea Consumption

August 17th, 2017
Tea Consumption

For some cultures, having tea is just a regular part of life. In other areas of the country, tea is something that is rarely touched. Despite the variation, however, tea is still the most consumed beverage in the world today next to water.

TYPES OF TEA

August 17th, 2017
TYPES OF TEA

There are four major tea types. They are black, green, white and oolong. But they all come from one plant, Camellia sinensis. It's how the leaves are treated that the different types of tea are created.

ICED TEA

August 17th, 2017
ICED TEA

While tea has an impressive history stretching back 5,000 years, iced tea has a history stretching back only as far as the discovery of preserving ice. After all, what good was iced tea in the winter time?

Earl Grey tea

August 17th, 2017
Earl Grey tea

Earl Grey tea is a tea blend which has been flavoured with the addition of oil of bergamot.[1] Traditionally, "Earl Grey" was made from black teas, but tea companies have since begun to offer Earl Grey in other varieties as well, such as green or oolong.

Tea Service

August 7th, 2017
Tea Service

A tea set or tea service, in the Western tradition, is a set of dishes sold in a group for use at afternoon tea or a formal tea party. A tea set includes up to 25 objects.

TEA BAGS

August 7th, 2017
TEA BAGS

A tea bag is a small, porous, sealed bag containing dried plant material, which is immersed in boiling water to make a tea or an infusion.

Orange Pekoe

August 7th, 2017
Orange Pekoe

Orange pekoe, also spelled pecco, or OP is a term used in the Western tea trade to describe a particular genre of black teas. The grading system is based upon the size of processed and dried black tea leaves.

High Tea

August 7th, 2017
High Tea

High Tea is a quintessentially Sri Lankan obsession. Less about tea and more about a steady stream of conversation and confectionaries, it's an upscale tête-à-tête featuring savouries, sweets, and other delectables.

Five Asian nations produce the finest tea

August 7th, 2017
Five Asian nations produce the finest tea

The tea plant, Camellia sinensis, is a tropical evergreen, with glossy dark-green leaves. It grows best in tropical and sub-tropical regions that have hot, steamy weather, slightly acidic soils, and good soil drainage. Tea is grown and processed in Asia, Africa, and Australia, but the finest teas currently come from five Asian countries: India, China, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Japan, and Formosa.