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08 Sep, 2008

Green Tea History: Ten Virtues of Tea

Posted by: Green Tea Nutrition Devotee In: History

Green Tea’s nutritional value is rooted in the tea’s history.

In the 12th century, Zen Monk Eisai brought tea seeds from China to Japan and also relayed the 10 virtues of tea.

Regular green tea drinkers will be able to relate to these virtues. Here are the 10 Virtues of tea:

  1. Tea has the blessing of all the Deities
  2. Tea promotes filial piety
  3. Tea drives away the devil
  4. Tea banishes drowsiness
  5. Tea keeps the Five Viscera (organs) in harmony
  6. Tea wards off disease
  7. Tea strengthens friendships
  8. Tea disciplines body and mind
  9. Tea destroys the passions
  10. Tea gives a peaceful death

Talk about an amazing drink. It’s not wonder that green tea has grown into a cultural phenomenon in Japan and other parts of Asia.

Now if anyone asks, you can give an even better answer for why you love drinking green tea

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