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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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The True Origin of Kiwifruit

Although its name strongly suggests a New Zealand origin, the kiwifruit is in fact, native to China's Yangtze Valley. Until midway through the 20th century, the fruit was known as Chinese gooseberry. Once a commercial industry was developed in New Zealand, fruit growers apparently decided that … read more

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