Chinese Tea Legend

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One of the many legends surrounding the founding of tea as a favoured refreshment tells us that tea was discovered about 5,000 years ago by Chinese Emperor Shen Nung.
One lone leaf of tea is said to have blown into the emperor’s pot of boiling water. He found that the leaf improved the taste of the water, but he was delighted to find out that it also seemed to have a stimulative effect.
And the rest is history…


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