Monday, November 2, 2009

The Beginning of Tea : Chinese Version

Legendary emperor Shen Nung is said to have discovered many medicinal properties of plants. Worshipped as a god for the many gifts he gave to China, the discovery of tea is attributed to him and even dated to 2737 B.C. The story goes that one day, while resting under a tree, Shen Nung, who always boiled his water, saw a few leaves fall into the pot. When he drank the resulting brew, which he found delicious and refreshing, he "discovered" the stimulating beneficial properties of the tea leaf.
It goes without saying that Shen Nung was a pretty cool dude , not only did he boil his own water but he mandated that the citizens of China do so as well....he even introduced Marijuana to his people as a pain medication....I would have to say that If he was around now days , he would definitely be one of the popular kids.

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