Tea was reputedly discovered in China in 2737 BC by Emperor Shen Nung when he was sitting beneath a tree being served boiled drinking water by his servant. A leaf from the tree dropped into the water – and thus the first cup of tea was born
It was not until 1615 that tea was first mentioned in British literature, and it was the British who took it all over the world and cultivated it in large quantities in India and Africa.
At the forefront of novel plant introductions the Tregothnan Estate began the search for the perfect tea when it was recently shown that high quality tea could thrive in Cornwall.
Now I just have to find some Cornish Fairings biscuits…