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Tea was first introduced to Portuguese priests and merchants in China during the 16th century. Drinking tea became popular in Britain during the 17th century. The British introduced tea production, as well as tea consumption, to India, in order to compete with the Chinese monopoly on tea. Tea likely originated in southwest China during the Shang dynasty as a medicinal drink. In the early 17th century, a ship of the Dutch East India Company brought the first green tea leaves to Amsterdam from China. Tea was known in France by 1636.Tea was first offered by China as a gift to Czar Michael I in 1618. Tea was regularly imported from China to Russia via a caravan of hundreds of camels traveling the year-long journey, making it a precious commodity at the time. Tea first appeared publicly in England during the 1650s, where it was introduced through coffeehouses. From there it was introduced to British colonies in America and elsewhere.

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Tea was first introduced to Portuguese priests and merchants in China during the 16th century. Drinking tea became popular in Britain during the 17th century.

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Tea was first offered by China as a gift to Czar Michael I in 1618.

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In the early 17th century, a ship of the Dutch East India Company brought the first green tea leaves to Amsterdam from China. Tea was known in France by 1636.

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Tea first appeared publicly in England during the 1650s, where it was introduced through coffeehouses.

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The British introduced tea production, as well as tea consumption, to India, in order to compete with the Chinese monopoly on tea .

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Tea likely originated in southwest China during the Shang dynasty as a medicinal drink.

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Tea was regularly imported from China to Russia via a caravan of hundreds of camels traveling the year-long journey, making it a precious commodity at the time

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Thank you for reading Tea’s not just a beverage; it’s got strong social and cultural connotations, and is a sign of hospitality worldwide.

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