Generally Chinese tea history
A Chinese saying identifies the seven basic daily necessities as fuel, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce, vinegar, and tea. Tea is among the world’s oldest and most revered beverages. It is today’s most popular beverage in the world, next to water. Tea drinking has long been an important aspect of Chinese culture.
The link http://www.teavivre.com/info/the-history-of-the-tea-in-general/ will give you an overview about tea history, hope you’ll enjoy this.
Tea seems to be a necessity for me now! Glad I discovered TeaVivre through Steepster, since I find their teas to be good quality for the price and look forward to trying even more of them. Thanks for the interesting overview of tea history back to 30 century BC when it was used as a medicine.
Thanks for Donna and Elyse’s reply, so glad that you enjoyed this article. Indeed, tea was used as a medicine when in ancient times. Also teas form an integral part of Chinese traditional medicine and that suggests that there are definite benefits from drinking teas that are appropriate for each season.