Legend has it that nearly 5000 years ago Shen Nung the Chinese emperor was taking a walk through the Chinese countryside when he stopped to rest under a tree. As was customary at the time he boiled a jar of water to drink when suddenly a strong wind blew through the leaves of the tree he was under causing several leaves to land in the boiling water. The leaves gave the water a honey colour and left a pleasant taste that the emperor enjoyed so much that he drank several cups. The tree he was sitting below was a wild tea plant in the modern day Yunnan province, the same as those that still grow in the region today.
There are many tales of how we came to drink tea and no one knows for sure but we quite like this tale of accidental fortuity.
Red Leaf Tea is a specialty tea retailer based in Melbourne, Australia. We hand blend and craft the finest loose leaf teas and tisanes using ingredients that have been carefully selected from growers around the world, each one with a special story.
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