After water, tea is the most widely consumed drink in the world. Accordingly to a legend, tea was first dicovered by the Chinese Emperor Shennong in 2737 BC. It is said that the Emperor liked his drinking water boilted before he drank it. One day, while the servant began boiling water for him, a dead leaf from a wild tea bush fell into the water. The servant didn't notice it and presented the water to the Emperor who tasted it and found it very refreshing. Tea came then into being.
India is one of the largest tea producers in the world, although over 70% of its tea is consumed within India itself. A number of renowned tea, such as Assam and Darjeeling, also grow exclusively in India.