Roots of tea
The monk, Eisai Zen first brought tea to Japan. It was at the end of the Heian era, in 1191, he brought tea seeds from Song China. He planted the seeds in Sefuri Mountain in Nagasaki. This is believed to be the first introduction of the tea plant to Japan.
The scientific name is Camellia Sinensis, and it comes from the Camellia family. The origin of this plant is believed to be Yunnan province, China. Even now it is believed that Yunnan province has the oldest living natural tea forest, including a large tea tree that is 1700 years old.
Now let us introduce to you a little knowledge about tea.