Why is Google marking tea in Britain?
Exactly 358 years ago, the first advert for tea in England appeared in a publication describing it simply as a “China Drink.”
A couple of years later, the diarist Samuel Pepys wrote about drinking tea in his diary entry from September 1660. “I did send for a cup of tee, (a China drink) of which I had never had drunk before”.
Europeans were reportedly drinking Chinese tea as early as the 16th Century thanks to the maritime exploits of led by Dutch and Portuguese traders.
As Google’s animated Doodle illustrates, tea cups come in all shapes, colors, and sizes.
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Source: The Telegraph