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Tue, 13 Mar 2012
From its humble beginning TEA has become one of the most used tipples in the world... BUT WHY ?

TEASET FOR ONE

DODIES DREAM KITCHEN

WITH A LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION ABOUT BRITAIN'S

MAIN DRINK OF THE PEOPLE

TEA

THE  TEETOTALER'S INTOXICANT. (1893 - ish)

          In all ages and climes the various peoples of the earth have been addicted to the consumption of some more or less stimulating national beverage. Since the dawn of history the Arabian has drunk his coffee, the Mexican his "chocolate" and the Chinaman his tea, while the Indian has chewed his betel nut and the natives of Central Africa his kola.

          From China to Peru men savage and civilised alike seem always to have felt the need of "refreshers," either of the nervous or muscular forces, and to have sought and found the desired restorative most suited to their respective wants in the fields or forests of their native lands.    In those less favoured regions where Nature did not supply a beverage ready to hand, man soon learned how to assist her, and from the grain that gave him bread produced fire-water, and with the aid of the flowers of the field, the mead that was poured into the flagons at Valhalla.

          But it is to one of the gentler, yet not the most innocent, stimulants of nerve and brain that belongs the honour of the first place amonge the beverages of humanity.  For many centuries beer and fire-water of one kind or another held undisputed dominion over the taste of the temperate zones.

THE DISCOVERY OF TEA WHICH . .

A Lovely Cup of
Tea.


          But in the Flowery Land, some hundred years after Csar's soldiers learned to drink beer in Gaul, men began to make a decoction from the leaves of a Corean plant which was one day to be the favourite drink of mankind from the Tropics to the Polar circles.

          For about 700 years the Children of the Sun kept their discoveries very much to themselves, but in 729 the enlightened Chommo Tenno, Mikado of Japan, entertained a deputation of Buddhist priests from Korea (then spelt Corea) and thenceforth the culture of tea spread through his dominions with that wonderful rapidity which has always characterised its march of conquest.

          By  the beginning of the ninth century in Japan, as in China, no meal was complete without a cup of tea, and no host or tradesman thought of receiving a visitor or customer without offering him a fragrant cup, which with all due difference in both cheers and inebriates. here too, by the way, the institution of five o'clock tea first received the sanction of polite society.

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