5 Things We Need to Know About Chinese Tea

1. Who is the first person who discovered tea?
Chinese legendary indicates that the origin of tea in China was first invented by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nong in 2737 BC

2. Where does tea come from?
All tea come from the plant known as Camellia Sinensis where the tea plants are native to East Asia

3. What are the chemical compositions of tea?
Major chemical compounds are: 30-40% of polyphenols and ammino acids. Polyphenols include flavonoids, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and other catechins.

4. How much caffeine does each type of tea contain?
Caffeine content in the tea varies as it is depending on the type of tea, brands as well as the brewing methods. In general, about 3% of tea’s dry weight is consituted by caffeine.

5. How long does a plant take to grow before harvesting?
Camellia Sinensis is an evergreen shrub that grow mainly in the tropical and subtropical climates. They are propagated from seeds where each plant needs about 4 to 12 years to bear seed and about 3 years for a new plant to be ready for harvest.