Category Archives: History

Hibiscus Tea and Goddess Kali

Hibiscus Tea

The tea made of the calyces of Hibiscus sabdariffa is known by many names in many countries around the world and is served both hot and cold. The beverage is well known for its red colour, tartness and unique flavour. Additionally, it is highly nutritious because of its vitamin C content. It is known as […]

Surprisingly Rich Holistic Benefits of Spearmint

Spearmint Holistic Benefits

Spearmint is one of the most fragrant herbs in the mint family. It has been cultivated and used in food and drink preparations for centuries. We are all familiar with cool refreshing aroma and taste of this green herb, but the holistic benefits here go well beyond pleasant taste and scent.  Surprisingly this plant offers […]

Brief History of Tea

Brief History of Tea Mayfair Tea

Tea originated in Southwest China during the Shang dynasty, where it was used as a medicinal drink. An early credible record of tea drinking dates to the 3rd century AD, in a medical text written by Hua Tuo. It was popularised as a recreational drink during the Chinese Tang dynasty, and tea drinking spread to […]