Black tea in China is the country of origin of the tea plant, camellia sinensis
first appeared in the yunnan-guizhou plateau, xishuangbanna in southwest
China.But some scholars believe that the country of origin of the tea plant
in India, the reason is that India has a wild tea tree, that China has not.But
they don't know China in about 200 BC "erya" is mentioned in a wild tea
tree, and there are "ChaShuWang".
The cold-induced febride is our country the first medicine monographs,
since the warring states period to write a book from the western han dynasty
.This book in the form of a legend, collecting since ancient working people
long-term accumulated knowledge of drugs, including such records: "shen
nong tasted grass bouquet, in seventy-two, tea and the solution of".
According to research: the tea here is refers to the ancient tea, the effect
that, in ancient times, the emperor shen nung, personally tasted grass bouquet
of legend, in order to find helpful for human survival of the plants, poisoning
many times in one day.But as a result of taking tea and saved.Although this
is a legend, with obvious exaggerated ingredients, but also have known
that human use of tea, may begin from medicinal.
According to investigation, "tea" the word first appeared in "the best sound
master tablet" and "the bosom CDH tablet," time is about in the middle of the
tang dynasty, around AD 806 to AD 806, prior to that, "tea" is to use Duo
"Tea" the word is the basic meaning of "sowthistle", people in ancient times to
the tea is also a lack of understanding, only according to its taste, classified
as bitter herbs, it is understandable, when people realize the difference
between it and general bitter herbs and its special function, separate say it also
creates a new word.
Tea and food, equally important position.", however, due to reasons such as
climate, not tea, local government control in order to enhance the power of
the ethnic minorities, on the supply of tea limited, direct allocation method, in
order to achieve the goal of "tea to cure edge". At the same time, the government
not only control the supply of tea, and, with a small amount of tea, the exchange
of most horses, brings heavy burden to ethnic brothers, this is "tea ma hu" in history.
Tea as a beverage, from the beginning of the tang dynasty, spread our country
northwest each national minority area, becomes the requisite of the local
people's life, "one day is no tea is sluggish, three no tea, disease".Tea from
invention to use, has experienced a long history, the reason it is popular among
people, besides can be used as beverage drink by people, but also because
it can play a certain health care and treatment to the human body.In The Three
Kingdoms period, zhuge liang troops fighting.A soldier to yunnan LiHai,
soldiers because of the water, much harm to eye disease, the ZhuLiang
ordered soldiers picking tea boiled water to drink, before long, the eye disease
cured.Until now, the local people also called tea "Kong Mingshu", zhuge
liang considered a "tea ancestor".