History Of Tea
Legend has it that the history of tea dates back to ancient China, almost 5,000 years ago. According to legend, in 2732 B.C. Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea when leaves from a wild tree blew into his pot of boiling water. Tea likely originated in the Yunnan region during the Shang dynasty as a medicinal drink.
The Chinese have consumed tea for thousands of years. The earliest physical evidence known to date, found in 2016, comes from the mausoleum of Emperor Jing of Han in Xi'an, indicating that tea was drunk by Han dynasty emperors as early as the 2nd century BC.
Tea use spread to Japan about the sixth century AD. Tea became a drink of the religious classes in Japan when Japanese priests and envoys, sent to China to learn about its culture, brought tea to Japan. It was also spread to Korea and Vietnam.
Tea was first introduced to Europe by Italian traveler Giovanni Battista Ramusio, who in 1555 published Voyages and Travels, containing the first European reference to tea.
Commercial production of tea was first introduced into India by the British, in an attempt to break the Chinese monopoly on tea. Today India is one of the largest tea producers in the world, although over 70 percent of its tea is consumed within India itself.
Chaga, is a fungus, it is parasitic on birch and other trees. Long used in folk medicine, Chaga contains massive amounts of the pigment melanin. Chaga Tea has lots of health benefits like:
- Slowing the aging process.
- Lowering cholesterol.
- Preventing and fighting cancer.
- Lowering blood pressure.
- Supporting the immune system.
- Fighting inflammation.
- Lowering blood sugar.
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