According to a popular legend, tea was discovered by a Chinese Emperor in 2737 BC as a medicinal beverage at first.
Around the 300 A.D. , with the custom of drinking tea brewed from fresh tea leaves in boiling water firmly entrenched in China, tea became a daily drink.
Between the Yuan and Qing Dynasties, tea houses and other tea-drinking establishments were opening up all over China. Then, tea drinking spread from China to Japan in the 6th century, but it was not introduced to Europe and America till the 17th and 18th centuries．
Today, as one of the most popular beverage in the world, tea remains China’s national drink.