Tea originated in China about 5000 years ago and it was discovered in 2735BC by one of the emperors of China.

Shleng Nung, was considered as a divine healer who always boiled his water. By accident he boiled a few leaves from a wild tea plant which had fallen into his pot and gave off a delightful scent and flavour.

Tea was not adopted in the UK until the 17th Century after the opening of the sea routes between China and Europe.

For a long time tea was used as a herbal medicine.

One of the top Chinese Tea Shops is The Canton Tea Co. They have a number of Chinese teas to choose from and offer a tasting pack which ha six different teas to try, four of the best teas in each category.


It can soothe your nerves and rest your mind.

It’s a naturally caffeine free herbal tea.

It is soothing and relaxing and is known to work as a muscle relaxant and antispasmodic.

It has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory capabilities.

It helps to induce sleep.

It soothes skin irritations.

It can help bronchitis.

It can heal mouth sores and prevent gum disease.

It can treat IBS and other gastrointestinal complaints.

It can relieve toothache.

It can help with bladder problems.

It can reduce menstrual cramps.

It’s good for kidney and spleen health.

It can help alleviate symptoms of the common cold.

It can help expel worms and other parasites.

It can help improve liver function.

It can help relieve back pain and improve rheumatism.

If you add one quarter of a cup of cranberry juice with one teacup of chamomile it can help digest food after a meal. Cranberry juice cleanses the palate while camomile settles the stomach.