The Discovery of Tea

Tea’s discovery ~

Part folklore, part legend. Perhaps part myth…

In 2737 BC, China was ruled by Emperor Shen Nung. The Emperor was a trained herbalist and knew to boil water to maintain safety and health.

It is said while one day heating his water over a fire, a breeze came up and blew a few leaves from a nearby tree into his cauldron. The leaves quickly started to brew, turning the water a different colour.

Shen Nung decided against retrieving the leaves and watched. After a few minutes he tasted the brew.

🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵

 

 

🌱 The tree was a wild tea tree 🌱

Almost 5,000 years later… and we still have much to thank him for

 

 

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