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Perhaps someone could add a blurb at the top, before the table of contents, explaining exactly what "Tea Classics" is? Is it a document? --Patik 14:23, May 31, 2005 (UTC)

Yes, can someone with relevant knowledge please clean this article up. It's a pity so much info is lost in such a messy article. --Plastictv 19:40, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Tea's origins[edit]

This is obviously going to be somewhat controversial. However, it is a reasonably well-established fact that tea's origins are unknown. It is considered most likely the case that tea was used by aboriginal cultures but the fact remains that origins which exceed the written record are speculative at best.

It is authoratatively not true that Shen Nong (or Shen Nung) introduced tea to China mainly because there was no historical person named Shen Nong. As a legend, Shen Nong also supposedly "invented" the plow and animal husbandry as well as compiling a medical dictionary and later becoming the first emporor of China. These are myths and foundational legends. S.N. Hillbrand 02:01, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

  • I don‘t think it is a good idea to drag the orgin of tea into Tea Classic。 It is out of topic。

This article is about historical treatises on tea。 The orginal of tea should be discussed in a separate topic, perhas in teaGisling 02:43, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

You are absolutely right. The topic is best discussed over at History of tea in China. I've changed the intro. S.N. Hillbrand 22:26, 15 December 2005 (UTC)