It is said that Shennong, one of the “There Emperors and Five Sovereigns” of ancient China, discovered that tea ted a purifying, curative effect thousands of years ago. Shennong’s Herb-Root Classic, “Shennong tasted hundreds of herbs, encountered 72 kids of poisons, and cured himself with.” Of course, this is only a myth. However, it does most probably the origin of tea and the history of tea for medical and dietary purposes, and the facts also bear out the biochemical functions of tea. The earliest reliable literary record about tea first appeared in the Western Han Dynasty, more than 2000 years ago. This document also describes tea ware and the tea marketplace.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tea is drink made by brewing the processed leaves of a blossoming, seed-yielding and evergreen perennial plat known formally as Camellia. Tea is used so widely that many drinks with no connection to any tea plant are also named tea, such as flower tea and herbal tea, and even some sweet soups are called teas; for example lotus seed tea and almond tea. We should distinguish them form the genuine tea.