Te The Secret Of Healthier Life Essay

1522 Words Mar 9th, 2015 7 Pages
Throughout the present world, the most popular daily drink or a drink that a family considers for guest entertainment is nothing other than a cup of tea. Rich or poor, urban or rural, tea has become a family drink almost throughout the world. Archeological evidence suggests that tea leaves steeped in boiling water were consumed as many as 5,000 years ago. Botanical evidence indicates that India and China were among the first countries to cultivate tea. Tea is now considered as the most consumed beverage in the world behind water. The commonly used variety is generally known as Black Tea or Red Tea. But another variety of tea, which is slowly gaining ground is Green Tea which is surely a hot drink but with a lot of healthy benefits. May be called a health tonic, specially for the elderly people. In China, green tea had been taken by the people from time immemorial only because of its medicinal value. The great naturalist and author Nadine Taylor in her book ‘Green Tea : The Secret of Healthier Life’, mentions that green tea has been used in China for at least four thousand years for health reasons. The Chinese had been taking green tea to treat everything from headache to depression. A book written during the Tang Dynasty (600 – 900 AD) of China, describes a lot about this variety of tea. The book titled ‘Tea Classic or Cha Jing’ written by Lu Yu, a Buddhist Priest, describes how exactly and when one can enjoy a fine cup of green tea. Green tea was first brewed in 2737 B.C.…

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