Tea likely originated in Yunnan, China during 1500 BC–1046 BC. The earliest credible record of tea drinking dates to the 3rd century AD, in a medical text.
These Chinese tea sets were designed and made for the imperial family:
The teapots below were displayed in the museums in Xian and Shanghai, dated between 16th to 18th century:
This ceramic kettle, dated 907 to 960 AD, is a national treasure in the Shaanx Museum, China. One of the uniquenesses of this kettle is that the body, lid, and beam are in one body:
Take a look of how the kettle works…
I really enjoyed the tea we had in China, I still remember the pleasant smell and wonderful taste. Here is a lovely tea package I bought at the airport:
Tea was first introduced to Portuguese priests and merchants in China during the 16th century. Drinking tea became popular in Britain during the 17th…
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