In 2737 B.C.the second emperor of China, Shen Nung, discovers tea when tea leaves blow into his cup of hot water or so the story goes.
In 350A.D. a Chinese dictionary cites tea for the first time as Erh Ya.
In 400-600 demand for tea as a medicinal beverage rises in China and cultivation processes are developed. Many tea drinkers add onion, ginger, spices, or orange to their teas.
In 400 tea was called Kuang Ya in the Chinese dictionary, tea and its detailed infusion and preparation steps are defined.
In 479 Turkish traders bargain for tea on the border of Mongolia.
In 618-907 T’ang Dynasty Tea becomes a popular drink in China for both its flavor and medicinal qualities.