Tea in ancient Greek language is also known as “Teion” and is considered to be one of the most popular beverage after water and coffee. The name and origin comes from China specifically from the plant Camelia Sinesis.
Chinese legends attribute the invention of tea to the Emperor Shen Nung in 2737 B.C. According to a legend, some tea leaves fell into boiling pot of water mesmerizing the Emperor with its sweet and powerful aroma. He was the first to discover tea’s energetic and spiritual benefits.
Depending on the tea leaves process, they are categorized as Green, White, Red, Black and Oolong.
Major producing countries are China, Japan, India, Taiwan and Sri Lanka.