History of Tea

Tea is the most consumed aromatic beverage in the world. Botanical name is camellia sinesis. Chinese character t’u was first used to describe tea, later ch’a  developed, which is very closed to Hindi word chai and refer to use all over India.

  •  In 2737 BC tea was invented by second emperor of China, Shen Nung when tea leaves blow in
          to his cup of hot water, accidently. Later it entered in to Japan, Europe, America and rest of the
          Far East markets.
  •  In 1780, TEA cultivation was experimented in India.
  •  In 1823, Robert Bruce discovered the wild tea plants in Brahmaputra valley.
  •  In 1838, tea from Assam was sent to England for public sale for the first time.

Today, India is one of the largest tea producers in the world, with over 70% of the tea is consumed within India itself! A number of renowned teas, such as Darjeeling, also grow exclusively in India.

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