Some would say that tea has been commercialized during the time of British India. But according to the documented evidence, the history of drinking tea in India dates as early as 750 BC. At that time, it was not as commercialized as it is today. Mostly it was used by monks and saints who used them to stay alert. Later it was used for its medicinal properties, like the herbal tea in India.
Tea ceremonies and rituals around the world say a lot about respective cultures and their people. So, here is a look at what this age-old beverage means to people and cultures from different parts of the world and how they like their cuppa.