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Faculty, staff and students can sample and learn about the medicinal benefits of green, black and white tea originating from Asia.
History of Tea
Tea originated in Southwest China, where it was used as a medicinal drink. It was popularized as a recreational drink during the Chinese Tang dynasty (618–907 AD), and tea drinking spread to other East Asian countries. Portuguese priests and merchants introduced it to Europe during the 16th century. During the 17th century, drinking tea became fashionable among Britons, who started large-scale production and commercialization of the plant in India to bypass the Chinese monopoly.
Health Benefits of Tea
It turns out that tea does contain substances that have been linked to a lower risk for heart disease, cancer, and other health problems.
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