International Tea Day: Luxury tea and its beauty hacks

Earlene Grey is a poet and aficionado of a fine cuppa. Marriage between tea and poetry got Earlene famous for her Tea-Poetry. Tea is a ritual, it takes its place at the beginning of the day to bring out our ability to see greatness in small things and it carries on throughout. Enjoying the small luxury of life sip by sip and not gulp by gulp has been part of our daily life and culture for centuries. They say that some love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, and beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast, they have milk and juice in the afternoon. And some do both, they drink tea. Tea is like a true warrior, shows its strength in hot water when it gets to boiling.

Tea tales

The history of tea is as lengthy and perplexing as its populace of flavours and kinds. It's a history infused with fictitious sagas of spirituality and chronological enchantment. In current times, it has become the object of evidence-based science glorifying its healthy abilities. The fertile history of tea lends an intriguing perspective to the enjoyment of this beverage today. Born to get prominent in China. It has been exceptionally consumed as part of traditional remedies on the Asian continent for centuries. There is documentation of tea as early as the 1st century, but it wasn't until the 16th century that it made its way to the western world. When the British East India Company became a powerful competitor to the Dutch East India Company. The first stronghold of tea production for the British was on the island of Macau. By the early 18th century, the British East India Company had monopolized the tea trade in China. Trading hubs were established in Bombay and Bengal and the company exerted its influence over politics and military affairs. The British wanted to begin their tea production to reduce the reliance on Chinese tea plantations. Plans were set into motion and experts were brought from China to begin harvesting tea in India. By 1823, the British and local Indians were cultivating black tea in the Assam and Darjeeling regions of the Indian subcontinent. Tea estates rose to prominence and soon the tea plants covered large swaths of rolling hillsides. Production ramped up and the British East India Company soon had enough tea plantations to end its reliance on Chinese trade. The tea travelled from China to Japan and Britain by the 16th century and at last, found its home ground in the hills of India.