Introduction to Tea
Tea was introduced to Japan in the 9th Century from China as a form of medicine. It wasn’t until the 17th Century, that commoners started drinking tea on a regular basis. The legend of tea says that about 5,000 years ago, a Chinese emperor was told that he must boil all drinking water as a hygienic precaution. One summer, he and his court stopped to rest, so they began to boil some water. Dries leaves from a nearby bush fell into the boiling water and turned the water into a brown liquid. The emperor, also being a scientist, was curious and decided to try and drink it anyway. He found the new liquid to be very refreshing; and so, tea became a beverage. Today, there are 4 different methods of manufacturing tea, which categorizes the main teas: black, oolong, green and white.
People have always found pleasure in tea drinking for the taste and for the health benefits that it provides. Today, studies show that Green Tea “Matcha” has great health benefits. It is know to lower the risks of many types of cancers, blood cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar. It is even know to kill bacteria, prevent tooth cavities, and reduce stress.
Uji is a district near the ancient city of Kyoto. It became the 1st tea-growing region in Japan. They are still very well known, especially for their Gyokuro and Matcha tea. Later, tea plantations were planted in Shizuoka prefecture and also other surrounding regions.
We will be posting more tea accessories shortly. For now, you can view some of our tea sets and other items here.
Today there are many options to tea, and even green tea. Our sister company www.matchamonk.com which you can view more about please click here! This company provides a unique way of serving tea with ease for just about any body!