7 Teas Ancient civilizations Used For Different Purposes Since Time Immemorial

According to the experts, they found remnants of tiny leaf buds near Emperor Jing's remains that bore an uncanny resemblance to the finest tea.


For thousands of years, people have tried to preserve their youth and maintain their health conditions. The people of Ancient China were involved in herbs when no one had sufficient knowledge of them. According to one of the popular Chinese myths, Emperor Shennong consumed a bowl of boiled water in 2737 BC when a few leaves got into his water, changing the color and taste. He was immensely pleased with the outcome and decided to form a recipe out of it. The tale also claims that he tested a few different leaves; some were poisonous and made him extremely sick, while the rest had medicinal properties.

Moreover, experts and archaeologists stumbled upon Emperor Jing’s burial chamber, which was constructed in 141 B.C. According to the experts, they found remnants of tiny leaf buds near his remains that bore an uncanny resemblance to the finest tea. Hence, this signifies that the people of Ancient China had a special bond with tea.

Also, the oldest medicines were served as tea. Certain documents and historical records claim that tea-drinking culture dates back to the Egyptian dynasties. All in all, various tea plants have helped multiple people since they were discovered. Tea is now a staple and is consumed on a day-to-day basis.

Following are some of the most prominent ancient teas:

Pu Erh:

This particular tea helps with indigestion issues. It breaks down fat particles and expedites the digestion process. Ancient people consumed it to treat arteriosclerosis, colds, nosebleeds, and even hepatitis. It is still used in various medicines due to its healing properties.

Chamomile Tea:

Chamomile tea was initially introduced as a calming tea. Various cultures used to consume it after lunch or dinner. It has uncountable benefits; it is full of antioxidants and helps slow aging. It also improves your liver, kidney, and spleen, making it one of the healthiest teas.

Chrysanthemum tea:

This particular tea is yellow in color and is also called Gukhwa-cha; júhuā-chá. Ancient people realized it could help sore throats, combat fever, and control sugar levels. It was widely used in China back when it was discovered.

Elderflower Tea

This special tea can help with various types of flu and sinus problems. Furthermore, it helps with minor aches and joint pains, making it excellent for people with conditions such as arthritis.

Thyme Tea:

Thyme tea also helps to prevent and treat severe colds. Also, it can improve your immune system and combat viruses and infections. It’s also beneficial if you have intestinal stress.

Oolong Tea:

It is considered one of the oldest Chinese teas. Oolong is quite popular in south China and among others in Southeast Asia. It helps you maintain your physique and keep your overall organs healthy.

Peppermint Tea:

Peppermint is used in various recipes. Ancient people were fond of this ingredient and made several recipes with it. Peppermint is quite beneficial and can instantly soothe an upset stomach. It can also help you control nausea.

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