We are partial to the odd cup of tea here at Caffe Society HQ. Over the years, we have honed our tea sense (our seventh sense, if you were wondering) to be able to pick out some fantastic varieties and flavours to form part of our ingredients range.
However, our noses started twitching and our taste buds immediately began to tingle when we heard that archaeologists had uncovered some 2,150-year-old tea.
The tea in question has been unearthed from a box found inside the tomb of Jing Di, the sixth emperor of the legendary Han Dynasty who ruled between 157-141BC.
Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences made the discovery by looking at the fragments of dried out leaves and by using mass spectrometry; they were able to determine that the leaves, buried with the former emperor, were indeed tea.
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