Tea is a complex subject that would require a book-length history to be complete. It is a history that goes back thousands of years to ancient China and one that spans the entire globe.
The goal of this Brief History of Tea is to provide an overview of this deep and complex subject. As we read and reviewed writings on tea’s history, it struck us that since the discovery of tea almost 4,000 years ago, the story of tea has revolved around specific events that triggered periods of interest, invention and progress in tea consumption. Our Brief History will highlight these events and discuss the periods of progress they sparked.Top