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An uncommon selection of handmade teas, each reflecting a unique moment in space and time.

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How Long Have People Been Drinking Tea

Tea has long been the "beverage of humanity" and thanks to shifts in Western taste, is only becoming more popular. But how long have human beings been drinking tea? Many estimates are around 1,000 to 2,000 years. Some say it was 5,000 years ago that humans first discovered the evergreen—when a hapless leaf drifted into Chinese Emperor Shen Nong's cup of hot water. None of these figures are correct.

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