The origin of tea dates back to 2737 BC, when "Shennong" a legendary emperor of China was sipping from a bowl of boiled water, when a few leaves from a nearby plant blew in with the wind, into his bowl, changing the color and taste of the boiled water.
The emperor was pleasantly surprised by it’s flavor and restorative properties. The emperor tested these leaves and determined a variety of medicinal and healing properties of tea leaves.
History also has it that wise doctors would chew on herbs and plants to determine medicinal properties and if they happened to chew on poisonous plants, they would immediately chew on tea leaves, as tea leaves acted as an antidote for several poisons.
And so over the years, tea has been used in villages, on islands, in the mountains and deserts to heal, cure and improve the mental and physical health.