The history of tea can be traced back thousands of years.
According to Chinese legend, the ancient Chinese Father of Agriculture, Shen Nong, was sitting under a Camellia tree drinking hot water when dried leaves fell from the tree into his drink—creating a tea infusion.
Legend has it, that this was the creation of tea.
Chinese tea historyWhether it is for medicinal, or social purposes, tea has had a long and storied history.
Since then, tea has become a staple in many cultures and traditions globally.
Globally, Kenya is the largest exporter of tea in the world, followed by Sri Lanka and China.
Americans alone consumed over 80 billion servings of tea in 2015.
In 2015, China earned $1.38 billion from tea exports alone, and in the same year, the United States imported around 285 million pounds of tea—an estimated value of approximately $11.5 billion.
About 85% of those servings were Black Tea, 14%, Green Tea. The remaining one percent—split between Oolong, White and Dark Tea.