The story of tea began in ancient China over 5,000 years ago. According to legend, Shen Nung, an early emperor was a skilled ruler, creative scientist and patron of the arts. His far-sighted edicts required...
The history of tea is long and complex, spreading across multiple cultures over
the span of thousands of years. Tea likely originated in southwest China during ...
But in fact the history of tea goes much further back. The story of tea begins in
China. According to legend, in 2737 BC, the Chinese emperor Shen Nung was ...
Indian history attributes the discovery of tea to Prince Bodhi-Dharma, an Indian
saint who founded the Japanese Zen school of Buddhism. In 520 A.D., he left ...
The most popular beverage in the world, tea
was first drunk under the Chinese Emperor Shen-Nung around 2737 B.C. An unknown Chinese inventor invented the tea
shredder, a small device that shredded tea
leaves in preparation for drinking. First appearing commercially aro... More »
Discover the history of drinking tea and how the tradition of tea time has evolved
through the years and become more common around the world.
This suggests that even at this early point in history much knowledge about tea
had already been accumulated. In 59 B.C., Wang Bao, of Sichuan Province, ...
The practice of drinking tea has a long history in China. Shennong (Chinese:
神农), whose name means the Divine Farmer -- and who is considered as the ...
The history of tea. According to the Chinese legend, in 2737BC, a few leaves
were taken from a tree, beneath which the Emperor Shen Nong sat. They were ...
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