origin of tea can be traced back to over
4000 years ago in China. No one is sure
where and when tea was first brewed;
stories about tea's origins are more
myth than reality. One story tells that
a legendary Chinese leader and medical
expert, Sheng Nong, discovered tea as a
medicinal herb in 2737 B.C. One day
while he was boiling water under a tea
tree, some tealeaves fell into Sheng's
pot of boiling water. After drinking
some tea, he discovered its miraculous
powers and immediately placed tea on his
list of medicinal herbs.
used as an offering and as medicine, tea
became the most commonly used beverage
during western Han dynasty. Buddhist
monks started growing it around
monasteries. Later, during the Ming
dynasty, the tea trade took an upper
share in the state economy and the
”Tea and Horse Bureau" was set up
to supervise tea trade. Click
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has a very interesting origin that has
lasted for centuries and continues to be
a very popular food source today.
Sushi is made with a combination
of shellfish, cooked or raw fish,
vegetables, and seasoned rice.
Although Sushi is most commonly
linked to the Japanese heritage, it
actually began in China during the 7th
that time, any fish caught had to be
The only method possible was by
Raw fish was cleaned, filleted,
and then pressed between layers of heavy
salt and usually weighted down with some
type of stone.
The fish would remain this way
for weeks at which the stone would be
removed and then replaced with some type
of light cover.
The fish would stay in the salt
layers for a couple of months until the
fermentation process was complete. Click
here to read more.
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