The mythology on the origin of tea

Chinese New Year, the town gets surrounded with bright red decorations and welcomes the spring. China has millions of beautiful and fascinating traditions and legends.

There is a very famous Chinese mythology on the origin of tea.

It is said that Shen Nong (神農), the emperor of five grains and the god of Chinese medicine found tea.

One day when he was boiling water for drinking, three tiny leaves were fluttering down into his pot. The water started getting aromatic and turned beautiful light green colour. Sheng Nong tried it without hesitation and was amused by the taste. He also found that the drink heals many kinds of illnesses so that he spread tea to the world!

Happy Chinese New Year! And thank to Sheng Nong for finding mighty tea!