A bit of Chinese tea history.
Chinese Emperor Shen Nung named the brew "ch'a", the Chinese character meaning to check or investigate..
In 200 B.C. a Han Dynasty Emperor ruled that when referring to tea, a special written character must be used illustrating wooden branches, grass, and a man between the two..
This written character, also pronounced "ch'a" symbolized the way tea brought humankind into balance with nature for the Chinese culture - 2 hours ago