An ancient legend tells us that the first cup of tea was a mere coincidence! It seems Emperor Shennong was the one who drank the first cup of tea, 4700 years ago.
It's believed that, by chance, some tea leaves fell into the Emperor's warm water and that's how he first discovered the warming drink which he then named tea.
This hasn't been proven but aren’t many legends a mix of fact and fiction?
Many Different Kinds Of Teas To Choose From
Tea isn’t just a warming drink. It's actually quite beneficial.
There are two main types of tea: true teas and herbal teas, also known as tisanes.
The true teas are all derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, known commonly as the tea plant, and include green tea, white tea, black tea, and oolong tea.
Herbal teas are entirely caffeine free and are not made using any leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant.
Instead, these herbal blends are made using spices, flowers and leaves of a variety of other plants including fruits and herbs.
Sometimes, herbal teas are made using true tea leaves for distinct flavors, these are known as herbal infusions.
All Our Different Articles About Tea
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