A Brief History
Discover the ancient origins and fascinating history of tea!
By the mid 18th c. tea replaced ale & gin as the drink of the masses to become Britain's most popular beverage.
The first book about tea was written by Lu Yu in 800 A.D
Apart from tourism, tea is the biggest industrial activity in India.
Tea firstly appeared in Europe thanks to Portuguese Jesuit Father Jasper de Cruz in 1560.
80% of office workers say they find out more about what's going on at work over a cup of tea than any other way. More recently, tea drinkers told us they catch up on social media, make phone calls and chat to colleagues during their tea break.