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When did Tea Arrive in Europe from China?

About 1610, around the same time that coffee arrived from its native Africa. Tea, however had much earlier reached other lands closer to China's borders. It came to Japan, for example during the early part of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618–807).

















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Who First Brought Tea to Europe?

Though traders must have long carried tales of tea and even tea samples from China and Japan to Europe, a Portuguese Jesuit missionary, Jasper de Cruz was the first person to document his experiences of making and drinking the stuff. That was in 1560 … read more

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