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Reading the Leaves: The Legendary Origins of Tea

October 8, 2012 (Published: October 8, 2012)

According to Arab folklore, coffee was discovered by dancing goats several hundred years ago. But tea — the world’s most popular beverage aside from water — has a longer and more genteel history. Chinese folklore credits Emperor Shen Nong with discovering the energizing properties of the tea plant about 5,000 years ago, in 2737 B.C.E. […]