There is an ancient and mythical background for the tea. The history of tea returns to 2737 B.C.
There is a story which says the first time that tea was discovered accidentally was when a Chinese Emperor Shen Nong who was known as a smart and scientist ruler was in a garden, a tea leaf fell into boiling water in his cup and changed the color of water. The emperor tried it and enjoyed its flavor and after that he felt refreshed. The Chinese scientist and emperor took this as an important event and went through research which resulted in some medicinal uses for tea. Initially, tea was a drink for emperors. The first records of boiling tea and also tea cultivation dates back to Chinese. Laozi, the Chinese famous philosopher is said that he believed tea as “the froth of the liquid jade” and an inreplacable ingredient to the elixir of life.
Years after, Chinese began to develop new methods to process tea and produces loose leaf tea with various styles. Later, in 16th century that tea was introduced to Portuguese priest and merchants and found its way to Europe and specially Britain. They specially liked the oxidized black tea. During the Ming dynasty in China yellow tea was unexpectedly discovered while producing Green tea. After a while, tea became a popular drink in Britain and later tea production and consumption was transferred to Indian.
In 1391, Ming court announced that loose tea is the only admissible tribute and after that tea production was developed and was distributed widely.
As mentioned above, tea roots in many different cultures such as Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Iran, India, Taiwan and Thailand
In Iran, the origin of tea production is in a city called Lahijan in Gilan province located in north of Iran. The first tea cultivations were done in this city according to appropriate weather condition and soil quality. Lahijan tea is one our wonderful products which is available here