We all know that tea has enormous health benefits when it comes to leveling your blood sugar, keeping your stress hormones and depression. Is is the reason why you can sleep safe and sound at night. It’s also the reason why the Chinese have lived for so long and still keep going. For nearly five thousand years, people have been enjoying tea. Discovered in China, it is currently the one of the most popular beverages worldwide, second only to coffee. Read this 9 interesting facts to ponder the next time you enjoy a tea.
#1. Tea for detoxification
Originally used for medicinal purposes such as detoxification, it was often chewed rather than being drunk from pretty painted china cups. The beverage was first discovered when the leaves from some tea bushes blew into the water that servants were boiling, to purify it for Emperor Shen Nong to drink. The leaves went unnoticed and the water was served to the emperor, who was also an herbalist. Upon drinking this accidental brew, which he very much enjoyed, the concept of drinking tea was born.