The history of tea is an epic saga, a journey through time and an odyssey across continents. Nations have defined themselves by the tea trade and culturally by their tea ceremonies. Yes, tea is that powerful. Its longevity rivals almost all other customs and trades; its place in people’s hearts, not only in England and the British Isles, but throughout the world - the Orient, India, Africa is profound. Its importance to the world cannot be overstated.
It is fascinating to think that our comforting morning cup has such a rich and international history. It was sipped in Ancient China as long ago as 2737 BC, and continues to be a bedrock, a staple member of households everywhere - from Buckingham Palace to the streets of India, and your kitchen table.