Know the history of tea

Publish Date: 27 May, 2021 |

History of tea:

Tea, a very popular beverage in India as well as other Asian countries. While India one of the largest producers of tea in the world and it is usually grown in the northeastern parts of India and the Nilgiri Hills.

So, in the article below, we will learn more about the history of tea in India.

The first story of tea:

According to a legend, around 2700 BC, the Chinese ruler Shen Nung was drinking hot water sitting in the garden. Then the leaf of a tree fell in the water which changed its color and also gave rise to the smell. When the king tasted it, he liked the taste of it and in this way, tea was invented. According to another legend, Indian Buddhist monks Bodhidharma meditated in the Hunan province of China in the sixth century without sleeping. They used to chew the leaves of a particular plant to stay awake and later this plant was recognized as a tea plant.

Different types of tea:

White tea is pure and the least processed of all teas. Green tea is one of the most popular and much-liked tea in Asia. Olang tea is Chinese tea served in Chinese restaurants. Black tea is also drunk only by adding leaves to hot water or with milk and sugar. No tea leaves of any kind are added to the herbal tea.

The arrival of tea in India:

In 1824 tea plants were found on the frontier hills of Burma (Myanmar) and Assam. The British started tea production in India in 1836 and Sri Lanka in 1867. Earlier seeds for cultivation came from China but later Assam tea seeds started being used. Tea was originally produced in India to meet the demand for tea in the UK markets. Until the late nineteenth century, tea consumption in India was negligible. But today at every crossroads, and corner of India, you will definitely get some unseen tea.

Tea is classified according to the place of cultivation. Such as Chinese, Japanese, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and African teas. Some of the names are region-specific, such as Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiri in India, Uva and Dimbula in Sri Lanka, Keemun tea in the Anhui province of China, and Anshu tea in Japan.


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