Chinese Tea Info - Home | Tea Info | About Us | F.A.Q. | Contact Us | My Account    
  • Health benefits
  • Origin of tea
  • Different types of tea
  • Caffeine in tea
  • China ten famous tea
  • Our organic tea list
  • Brewing parameters
  • Brewing with Gaiwan
  • Brewing with Tenmoku
  • Storing teas
  • Breaking up Pu-erhs
  • Other rare teas
    How did the tea come to be?
    No one knows for sure how tea came to be, but Chinese legend has it that tea was discovered around 3000 B.C. by the Divine Cultivator, Shen Nong.

    Among his numerous discoveries and revelations, Shen Nong is credited with teaching the Chinese people how to farm and also with identifying hundreds of medicinal (and poisonous) herbs by personally testing their properties, which was crucial towards the development of Traditional Chinese medicine. His experimental with verious herbs sometimes resulted in poisoning, and he used tea as an antidote.

    Tea leaves were first picked from tea plants growing in the wild. Cultivation of tea plants are believed to begun in China's southwestern province of Sichuan, and then moved down the valley of the Yangtze River.

    How did the name 'Tea' came about?
    The first mass marketer of tea, the Dutch East India Company imported the first shipment of tea from Fujian, China, where the name for tea is 'te' (pronounced 'tay'). The Dutch adopted this name and spread to most of Europe. At the end of the 17th century, the English changed their pronunciation to 'tee' and later, 'tea'.

    Item(s) : 0
    Your shopping cart is empty
    Shipping Info
    Worldwide shipping cost at $3.80! FREE shipping for orders of $70 and above.
      Latest 2024 harvested teas
    1. Lion Xi Hu Long Jing
    2. Yi Hong Jing Pin A
    3. Sichuan Gongfu
    4. Ting Xi Lan Xiang
    5. Jiu Hua Fo Cha
    6. Long Jing
    7. Yang Yan Gou Qing
    8. Meng Ding Gan Lu
    9. Emperor Long Jing
    Font size:
    1. Xi Hu Long Jing
    2. Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun
    3. Huang Shan Mao Feng
    4. Tai Ping Hou Kui
    5. Lu An Gua Pian
    6. Xin Yang Mao Jian
    7. Qi Men Hong
    8. Jun Shan Yin Zhen
    9. Da Hong Pao
    10. An Xi Tie Guan Yin
    Home | Tea Info | About Us | F.A.Q. | Contact Us | My Account
    Copyright © 2003-2024 All rights reserved.