China is the native land of tea. With its unique fragrance and mellow sweet taste, its values to health, and ease of access by the masses, tea has brewed itself into Chinese history for more than 2,000 years. Over the dynasties, tea has been a part of life for people of all classes (More in "Who drinks tea?"). By dint of cultural and economic exchange with other countries and regions, tea was introduced overseas and developed into one of the most popular beverages today. (More in "How tea got to the other parts of the world?")
But how do we know for sure that Chinese was the first to drink tea? Click on the sections above to find out, like a historian.