A Brief History
Discover the ancient origins and fascinating history of tea!
Tea contains half the amount of caffeine found in coffee.
By the mid 18th c. tea replaced ale & gin as the drink of the masses to become Britain's most popular beverage.
Tea firstly appeared in Europe thanks to Portuguese Jesuit Father Jasper de Cruz in 1560.
Apart from tourism, tea is the biggest industrial activity in India.
The first book about tea was written by Lu Yu in 800 A.D