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Legend about tea origin

Let's start this Tea Encyclopedia episode with something, not really fact related. WE, tea lovers, know everything about TEA, right? But have you heard a legend about how tea was discovered!?

Well, then let’s make some tasty tea* and begin our story…

Once upon a time (around 2737 BC), a Chinese Emperor Shen Nung - who is known as Father of Chinese medicine – discovered tea drinking. On a sunny day, he requested his servants to boil some water (well, who wouldn’t fancy some hot water on an afternoon break). While Shen Nung was enjoying his peace, servants prepared a bonfire. As the water began to boil, a light breeze subtly hit a nearby tree, and a couple of leaves fell into the pot with hot water. Emperor poured himself a cup of this mixture and found this combination unusually delicious. Since then Shen Nung only drank hot water with the leaves of this wild tree.

That’s how TEA was born!

THE END





*I would highly recommend fruit tea with pears and cloves from the Flavor confetti assortment, it’s my #2 from the fruit tea category!



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