TEA IN THE 16th CENTURY…

In 1610 tea caught on in the West, The French East India Company established regular trade relations with the Far East, introducing tea to Holland in 1610, France in 1636 and England in 1650.

In 1644, under the charter granted by Elizabeth I, the East India Company had been in contact with China since 1637, but tea only appeared on import documents in 1644.

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