And, once again, India was the obvious place to start. In the 1830s, the first tea estates were established in the Indian state of Assam, using tea plants brought from China. Just like sugar, growing tea is very labour intensive and the obvious thing would have been to staff them with slaves.
Did Indians always drink tea?
But there is no substantial documentation of the history of tea drinking in the Indian subcontinent for the pre-colonial period. One can only speculate that tea leaves were widely used in ancient India since the plant is native to some parts of India.
Who is the father of tea?
Lu Yu because of his book, “Tea Classic” is considered to be the “Father of Tea” in Chinese history. When he was a young boy, he was abandoned and Chi Chan, abbot of the Dragon Cloud Zen Monastery, adopted him.
Which city is known as tea city of India?
|Nickname(s): Tea City Of India|
|Dibrugarh Location in Assam, India Show map of Assam Show map of India Show all|
|Coordinates:27.48°N 95°ECoordinates:27.48°N 95°E|
Why is tea so big in England?
Because the British East India Company had a monopoly over the tea industry in England, tea became more popular than coffee, chocolate, and alcohol. Tea was seen as inherently British, and its consumption was encouraged by the British government because of the revenue gained from taxing tea.
Which came first tea or coffee?
Tea’s history dates back to nearly 5000 years ago, making it one of the earliest drinks. It is thought to have been first cultivated in China by Emperor Shen Nung in 2700 BCE. On the other hand, coffee was first discovered in Yemen around 900 CE, almost three thousand years later!
Why are Indians obsessed with milk?
It is simply this: the ability to digest milk as adults gives those Indians with the gene mutation an option to substitute milk for meat or fish as a source of animal protein, which many of them seem to have taken.