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History of Tea

Posted: August 21, 2005
by: T.Alexander

Tea's history is as interesting and complex as the drink is seductive. Shen Nung was an early emperor of China. He was also a skilled ruler, scientist and a patron of the arts. As a hygienic precaution he required that all drinking water be boiled. While visiting a distant region of his empire on a hot summer day, he and his court stopped to rest. Tea_flowering_pot As the servants began to boil water for drinking, some dried leaves from a nearby bush fell into the boiling water making a distinctive golden brown liquid. The scientific side of the Emperor emerged and he was driven to experiment with the new liquid. He drank it and found it quite refreshing. And so tea was created. Serendipity at it's best - wouldn't you agree?

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Your Comments

it is really nice!!!

Posted by: russell at Aug 30, 2006 2:58:28 AM