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Let’s Talk about tea: tea traditions of different countries

Except water, tea is the most popular drink in the world. Daily entire population of the Earth consumes about 3 billion cups of tea. Although, in terms of per person is not too much — a little less than half a Cup. Do you know where was brewed the largest Cup of tea . Today I’m inviting you on a journey through the tea world map where each country has its own traditions. And what is interesting — many of them tea is considered the national drink.

The birthplace of tea is China. About the origin of tea there is a strange legend. One monk (according to other sources, it was the Prince) gave a five-year vow of wakefulness, but in the fourth year could not resist and fell asleep once. Waking up, in the hearts he cut off his eyelids and threw them to the ground. On this place grew the first tea Bush, the leaves of an infusion which possessed the ability to banish drowsiness.

Legend legend, but the Chinese drink tea for over 5000 years, along with supplying tea in different countries of the world. According to another legend, the first taster of tea was the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung in 2737 BC He noticed how the tea leaves accidentally dropped into a Cup of boiling water, imparted a pleasant Continue reading

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