The origins of this ubiquitous drink are enveloped in the fables of China dating back to 2000 BC. The shrub, classified Botany of Camellia sinensis, was probably referred to by its Chinese name for centuries, then it was consumed in the surrounding areas of Chinese culture. However, at some point his soothing appeal extended to the palette of the Western world and donned the tea name that we know, although until the 17th or 18th century, it would have been a tea with constituents for an indeterminate period.
Now, the word tea is a derived from the word "tisan", which is in turn derived from ptisan. The word "ptisan" is a generic term for any invention based on plants, but especially a beer of barley Pelee or barley water commonly known. Over time, barley water has been increased with other herbs for flavor, or power medicinal. However, modern taste specific for this drink, as we know today evolved when the leaves of this shrub were roasted before being released to steep. In the 19th century, the British exploit that desire universal for its flavour and established the sprawling plantations in different parts of his empire, dedicated to the production of this beverage industry. It is a business success that they adopted as their national drink, and she called tea!
Today the benefits of tea have people he imbibition more than any other beverage except water. In 1908, a merchant named Thomas Sullivan, tea invented the tea bag: a bag made of silk to keep leaves roasted while they were impregnated and delete when. This gave us the clear drink without any dregs. There are more than 3000 varieties of tea these days. Tea which is brewed from the leaves of the shrub Camellia sinensis through a process that limits the oxidation to negligible levels is now promoted as before health, known as the Green health tea tea.