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.
What you'll learn in the A short history of tea lesson
- The origins of tea
- The role it plays in culture and traditions
- Key statistics around why this drink is so popular
Who the Tea fundamentals course is for
Whether you have a curated tea menu or are looking at delving into the world of tea, this online 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.