The tea is popularly known as a sweet-smelling beverage drink, which can be prepared by putting hot water over treated leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant. The camellia sinensis plant can be found in the native bushes of Asia and the camellia sinensis is a part of the evergreen shrubs of the Asian continent. The tea is the most popularly consumed drink and it takes second after the h2o which humans need for their daily survival. The tea can also be used in replacement of water in a case where there is no water also, it is used for food appetizers and sometimes used for the cure of some illnesses.
There are many assorted varieties of tea in the world and all the teas differ in terms of quality and taste depending on where they are produced. To mention a few, there are the Chinese green tea, the Darjeeling, the Labrador tea and a host of many others, which produce a kind of freshening, lightly harsh taste, and biting flavor. There are also other teas which do not possess these characteristics of the aforementioned but they exhibit flavors which include floral, nutty, sweetened and for some even grassy tastes.
The main origin of tea originated from the south-west of China and there it was used as a therapeutic drink. The drink was then propagated as a leisure drink and this was mostly seen during the Chinese Tang dynasty and ever since then, the idea of tea drinking became a popular feat among the countries of eastern Asia. The Portuguese ministers and the traders as well spread the drink into the European continent and this was done during the 16th century. When the 17th century emerged the tradition of drinking tea had become a normal practiced thing among the English.
The tea business proved a lucrative business as many people started importing and distributing tea around the continents of the world. The Britons spearheaded the tea trade by beginning a huge scale production and the trading of the tea plant. They started the tea trade in India in an effort to thwart the Chinese already booming trade. Before the Britons spearheaded on this idea of large-scale production of tea in India, the Chinese had already gained a monopoly in the world’s tea trade and they were widely reputed for their astringents.