With a history spanning over 5,000 years of use, tea is now one of the most popularly consumed beverages in the world. Today people of some 150 countries consume 25,000 cups of the brew every second and more than 2.16 billion cups daily.
Tea is a celebrated beverage, steeped in tradition. It has traversed a long journey from the formal Japanese Tea Ceremony, through the daily British habit of evening tea, to the comforting cup that cheers millions across the globe. Tea was used initially as a medicine, later as a beverage, but tea is not just a drink, it is much more than a pleasing beverage.
In this first lesson, you will be introduced to the most fascinating drink, Tea.