The World’s Oldest Cup of Tea is 2400 Years Old

This discovery, made in 2018 in a royal tomb in the province of Shandong in China, has now, following scientific analysis, been confirmed to be definitely tea leaves and a porcelain cup. Funerary objects and remains of tea were protected in an area where the soil is not too acidic; the tea leaves were exceptionally well preserved because the tea cup had been “overturned”.

Should your memory need jogging, the oldest remnants of tea previously found dated back 2100 years.

https://www.rtbf.be/culture/arts/patrimoine/detail_du-the-datant-de-2400-ans-retrouve-en-chine-dans-une-tasse-en-porcelaine?id=10912212

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/01/10/time-for-a-fresh-brew-oldest-tea-in-world-discovered

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