Tea


 

THE CHINESE HAVE BEEN DRINKING IT FOR MORE THAN 2000 YEARS …
Around 141 BCE, Han Dynasty Emperor Jing Di was buried with a wooden box containing important treasures he would need in the afterlife, including high-quality tea leaves. But his ancestors may have been enjoying tea for even longer than that. Chinese legend holds that the emperor Shen Nong first drank hot water accidentally infused with tea leaves way back in 2737 BCE. Regardless, until around 300 CE, it was considered a medicinal draught rather than a casual beverage.


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