Essay on The Most Popular Drink Of The World

1560 Words Apr 29th, 2015 7 Pages
T According to a legend, the most popular drink in the world as well as one of the healthiest, tea, was discovered in 2737 b.c. by a Great Chinese Emperor, creative scientist and skillful ruler. Legend has it that Emperor Shen Nung was drinking recently boiled water, when a few leaves from a nearby tree were blown into his bowl. The Emperor took a sip of the brew and was pleasantly surprised at the refreshing and energizing drink. Thus tea was created. In the early stages of tea, tea was used for medical purposes. Shen Nung discovered that tea leaves can work as antidote. He believed that tea had properties to be considered as a type of herbal medicine. Because of this, Nung wrote a book called Ben Cao Jing (the Materia Medica of Shen Nong), where he recorded his prescription and he also informed people how to cure their diseases. There are references which people credit tea with being good for lowering swelling. If children had stomach problems because of bad food, tea usually calmed the stomach and dissolved the substance that caused the harm. The tea’s heat helps get rid of phlegm, or inflammation of the chest, it quenches thirst, reduces the desire for sleep and the best of all, it is satisfying.
Today, tea is used for many purposes including, cleaning uses, personal use, kitchen use, and even for outside use. Tea can be used to clean rugs or carpet by simply sprinkling used tea and letting it sit for around 10 minutes then vacuuming it up. Black tea can be used…

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