A Brief History
Discover the ancient origins and fascinating history of tea!
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.
By the mid 18th c. tea replaced ale & gin as the drink of the masses to become Britain's most popular beverage.
96% of all cups of tea drunk daily in the UK are brewed from tea bags.
Tea contains half the amount of caffeine found in coffee.