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50 Foods #30: Tea

Origin: China
Date: From the 17th century onward
Type: Oriental fusion

 茶

It was first used as a medicinal drink in Southwest China, but the origin of tea is sometimes debated with a blend of myth. The Chinese have their legend when Emperor Shen Nong accidentally discovered tea in 2737 B.C.E. and the Indians have their legend of Prince Bodhi-Dharma discovering tea.

But the way the British consume tea, one would think that they discovered it. 😉

Would I eat it?: I am tea’s least favorite fan. 

A person pouring tea from a teapot into a glass on a wooden coaster

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10 thoughts on “50 Foods #30: Tea”

  1. For me, it depends on the kind of tea. I rarely drink black tea, but I love herbal tea. If I have a cold, I drink ginger tea and get well so much quicker than if I didn’t drink it. If I have a stomach ache or food poisoning, I drink peppermint or mint tea. It’s great, though I don’t drink tea on a daily basis.

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  2. I love tea. I have so many different types of tea (tea bags, loose leaf, and blooming tea) not to mention the number of teapots and teacups I have in the house. I could start my very own tea shop. Green tea, black tea, herbal tea…my house may actually be made out of tea leaves.

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