1. Earliest written records of tea drinking date to 10th Century BC China.
2. Tea is the most widely consumed hot beverage in the world. 38 more words
For All The Tea In China, by Sarah Rose.
In 1848, the British East India Company, having lost its monopoly on the tea trade, engaged Robert Fortune, a Scottish gardener, botanist, and plant hunter, to make an illicit trip into the interior of China (territory forbidden to foreigners) to steal the closely guarded secrets of tea horticulture and manufacturing. 169 more words