Why is it so loved?

The tea, which can be served to a crowded community by being steeped in big samovars, is a healthy and delicious drink as well as an economic drink.

Tea in the Far East

There is a distant history of tea, full of unknowns used for medical purposes. In this regard, all sources agree that the tea plant, which is believed to be the only medicinal herb, is used for medical purposes either dried or fresh.

In 2737 B.C., this special leaf, which affected the Great Chinese Emperor Shen Nung with its smell and taste, first became popular in China, followed by travel to Korea, Vietnam and Japan for the Far East.

Tea in Europe

It met with European tea in the mid-16th century, and within the next two centuries this healthy plant became an indispensable part of England, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands. Consumption increased so much that Portuguese started to seed and grow them instead of doing the trade.

Europeans did not only drink the tea they had grown, but also began to export since the 1800s. Thus tea became a well-known and popular drink in many parts of the world after the Far East and Europe. In every country, it has been mixed with culture and integrated into these cultures.

In order to meet increasing demands and to preserve the quality of the tea, tea gardens were formed in Assam and Seylan islands, which are still considered to be the most productive tea production areas in the world today.

Tea in Turkey

It is known that in the 12th century, Hoca Ahmet Yesevi met with tea and gave it to his patients because it was a healthy drink.

Towards the end of the 1800s, he started to sell tea to some shops Istanbul and this is how the Ottoman people and managers met with tea.

At the beginning of 1900, during II. Abdulhamit period, several times of plant breeding attempts were conducted in Bursa. These attempts were not successful due to ecological conditions.

The results of successful researches executed by the botanical experts were concluded in 1924 in Rize for tea production. In the 1930s, 70 tons of black tea seeds were taken from Georgia and planted in Rize, and Rize was commemorated with tea plant in the process.

With the rise of coffee prices after World War II, tea began to be promoted as an economic, delicious and healthy alternative. Ataturk’s Turkey and regional incentives by providing the development and production of tea started to take an important place in the trade.