In 2737 BC, Chinese Emperor Shen Nung found a remarkable impact of Drinking TEA. He found brew tea drinking is more pleasant than hot water. Therefore, with this legendary discovery, Tea introduced to the world.
Further, emperor Shen was convinced that tea improved health as a “remedy for kidney trouble, fever, chest infection, and tumors”.
In addition, in those early days of tea, only the Emperor and the royal court circles had privileged to enjoy tea. It considered a medicinal drink.
However, the habit of tea drinking slowly spread to the masses in China and by the end of the 6th century. Also, the Chinese began to regard tea as not only a medicinal drink but also as a refreshment.
Further, the strong beliefs about tea’s medicinal properties accompanied its spread from China to other parts of the world.
In addition, in 1675 Thomas Garway offered tea for the first time to the public in his London coffee house. He went on to expound the virtues of tea to his customers in the first broadsheet advertisement of tea.
Today the tea-drinking habit has spread all over the world. It is second only to water as the most favorite beverage on earth.
Most people drink tea as a social drink because of its pleasant and stimulating character.
Although Emperor Shcn’s and Thomas Garway’s pronouncements may sound extravagant to some, recent biomedical research conﬁrms the centuries-old lore about the power of tea in preventing illness and prolonging life.
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