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History of Tea 

The history of tea spreds across many cultures over thousands of years.

In Chinese culture is believed that according to the legend, Emperor Shen Nung was sitting under a tree (camellia Sinensis) know as green tea nowadays, while his servant boiled some drinking water. Dried leaves from the tree fell into the pot and infused the water, creating the first tea infusion which the emperor enjoyed.

An early creadible record of tea drinking dates back to the 3rd century AD, in a medicinal text written by Hua Tuo. Hua Tuo was a chinese physician who lived during the late Eastern Han dynasty. As a medicinal drink, it was introduced to western civilization through Portuguese priests and merchants from china during the 16th century. British cululture adopted brewing tea with popularity during the 17th century. Britan also introduced tea production, as well as tea consumption to india, in order to compete with the chinese monopoly over tea exporting.