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In the early days of tea, tea production was as simple as simply picking and drying and/or roasting the leaves. But during the Ming Dynasty people noticed that tea leaves can actually be allowed to wither and oxidise. These allowed the leaves to develop more flavour and black tea was discovered.
Learn about the history of tea gifts in China and why it's still so popular today.
There's a tea term known as 'border sales tea' or 'bian xiao cha' (边销茶). Find out what this is all about!
Read about how tea became the second most consumed beverage in the world. From how Shen Nong accidentally discovered tea until Mongols treatened the tea culture in China, to how the East India Company monopolized the tea trade and spread tea all over the world.