The second most popular beverage didn't just turn up overnight. In fact, this beverages history dates back to 2737BC China when Emperor Shen Nong, regarded as the father of Chinese medicine and agriculture, accidentally discovered tea when some tea leaves blew into his boiling pot of water while sat in his garden. Since then, tea has spread around the world and today more than 84 million servings of tea are consumed each year.
In this lesson, you'll learn about the origins of tea, understand the role it plays in culture and traditions and key statistics around why this drink is so popular.
Whether you have a curated tea menu or are looking at delving into the world of tea, this course is perfect for those seeking to understand why tea has become the second most consumed beverage in the world.
Nathan Wakeford is Director of Somage Fine Foods and considered by many to be the foremost authority of tea in Australia.