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How did tea spread to Europe?

How did tea spread to Europe?

Although tea had first been introduced to Portuguese priests and merchants in China during the 16th century, it was not until the first decades of the 1600s that the Portuguese and the Dutch began to import both black and green tea into Europe from their trading bases in Macao.

What did tea come to Europe?

Of the world's three great temperance beverages – cocoa, tea, and coffee – cocoa was the first to be introduced into Europe, in 1528, by the Spanish. It was almost a century later, in 1610, that the Dutch brought tea to Europe.