Monday, August 20, 2012


The legend of tea's origin is that it was discovered by Chinese Emperor Shen Nung in 2737 BC, when a tea leaf accidentally fell into a bowl of hot water.

from 365 Things Every Tea Lover Should Know


Sylvia said...

Your cake looks good, makes me want a piece! Love your teapot/cup.

Michele said...

Well not sure if that is the truth, but they're the first and oldest documented society, so we can't argue!

All I know is YAY- so glad SOMEONE discovered it - it is the nectar of the gods!

Have a tealightful day, B!

Cotton Peony said...

Interesing facts there, thanks. I so love trivets. They make the best gifts and decorations to boot!

warm hugs,
Cotton Peony

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
interesting, I didn't knew that. Your vignette is so lovely. The wonderful tea pot on the luxury tea stand, the yummy cake and this glorious tea cup. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Handy Andy said...

Reading your posts and basking in the pretties of the pictures will certainly soften my edges. Thanks. Many blessings of good health, abundance and great, great joy to you.

Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, Your cake is beautiful, and I love the teapot and teacup. Gorgeous! I am keeping very busy in the garden, now that the temps are cooler. Right now I am gardening more and blogging less so no tea post for this week...not sure about next week.
Blessings, Beth

Rosemary said...

Love that legend! and that teapot! and that cake!

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2020 said...

Lovely! And I'm coming over for a slice of that cake! ;)

Angela McRae said...

What a lovely cup and saucer!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, that is a pretty teapot and it seems the Chinese are the ones who discovered tea. I'm glad someone did! Your cake looks good too.


Cynthia said...

Very interesting facts. I love this post so pretty and elegant.