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A brief history about tea and some curiosity.


Tea, one of the oldest beverages in the world. Its history is full of curiosity and mystery. In fact there are many versions that attribute tea birth's dates back to about 5000 years ago, in this or that event.

Tea, one of the oldest beverages in the world. Its history is full of curiosity and mystery. In fact there are many versions that attribute tea birth’s dates back to about 5000 years ago, in this or that event.

I personally like the version that has it, according to Chinese legend, the Emperor Chen Nung was so obsessed with the respect of hygiene that did not drink anything but boiled water, forcing his subjects to do likewise. But one day, while the Emperor was enjoying a break under the shade of a tree, a light and delicate wind dropped into his cup of some tea leaves, that coloured the water of a golden amber tone. The Emperor was curious to taste the strange drink that fate had been suggested for him, and after few sips he was just in love with it. So he began to cultivate the first plantations of tea in China.

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