The origin of tea is long and complex!
Whosoever invented it – a MILLION thanks to the inventor!
It is estimated that tea originated in Yunan, China in 1500 BC as a medicinal drink. Tea was first introduced to Portuguese priests and merchants in China during the 16th century. Drinking tea became popular in Britain during the 17th century. The British introduced tea to India, in order to compete with the Chinese monopoly on tea. Today, India is second largest exporter of tea.
Over the years, many variants of tea have been introduced and tea lovers like me are always ready to induge in some serious savioury of these aromatic, tongue tangling leaves. Health benefits of tea are pretty known to us However you may read through the below to find a little more about this exotic drink – second most consumed drink after water around the world.
As for me, nothing beats the Indian masala chai. A drink slowly getting popular among Yoginis at ‘Yoga with V’ too 🙂