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Origin of Tea | History of Tea

Tea, the most popular and most consumed beverage in the world. The history of tea is quite complex and long as well. The tea story began in China around 2750 BC. During this time, the tea plant was found to have various restorative properties. Legend says that an Emperor by the name of Shen Nung was sitting in the shade of a wild tea tree, heating some drinking water, when a breeze blew a couple of leaves from the tree into the pot and gave the water a flavor that he discovered delightfully. He tested further and discovered it to have restorative properties, just as a satisfying flavor. He encouraged Chinese individuals to develop the plant to support the whole country. After some time, he has become the Legendary Father of Tea.
At the beginning of tea utilization, the leaves were picked and bubbled in water to create a fairly unpleasant blend. The leaves were utilized fundamentally as a medication and also as a pleasurable beverage. It took more than 3000 years for tea to turn into a well-known beverage all through the Chinese realm. During the Tang Dynasty (600-900 AD), the notoriety of tea was perceived by the inconvenience of a duty. During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), steamed and dried free tea leaves got mainstream; nonetheless, this style of green tea didn't keep or travel well outside of China. To ensure their yield, Chinese vendors began to broil their leaves to keep them from decaying. The leaves that were left noticeable all around to oxidize delivered dark tea (or red, as the Chinese call it.) This tea was fabricated for the most part for trade, and the Chinese, even today, keep on drinking the local green tea.

Tea utilize spread to Japan about the 6th century AD. Tea turned into a beverage of the strict classes in Japan when Japanese ministers and agents, sent to China to find out about its way of life, carried tea to Japan.

The Dutch were the first to savor tea Europe, transporting it in 1610, with the prologue to Britain around 1650. It showed up a couple of years after espresso had arrived in England. It was through the caf├ęs that the new beverage spread to the individuals. In 1657, Thomas Garway, an English owner, had offering tea to general society, and it immediately turned into the beverage of decision, far outpacing wines and alcohols. Tragically for the administration, Britain before long started to lose all the expenses went with the offer of alcohol. They immediately helped the circumstance, be that as it may, by forcing an expense on tea. Regardless, it was not until the early piece of the following century that it turned into a typical drink for the upper and working classes. At the point when the bistros turned out to be too notorious for decent individuals, it was in the delight nurseries of London that sovereignty, nobles, and standard working individuals took tea. Despite the fact that the primary tea was found in China, a few different regions of the world presently add to the general tea gather. The main tea utilized in England began in China, and it wasn't until the nineteenth century that tea developing spread to Formosa and that indigenous tea was found in Assam. In 1839, the main Indian tea was sold in London. Around 1191, Japanese Zen ministers brought tea seed once again from concentrating abroad in China and started developing them in the southernmost piece of Japan. The primary tea in Africa was planted in the Cape in 1687, however, it didn't advance until the last piece of the nineteenth century. The twentieth century has seen the spread of tea in Africa, prominently in Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania.