Tea was first hailed as a cure-all upon arriving in Europe during the early 1600s. One of the earliest known tea advertisements extolled tea as "most wholesome, preserving in perfect health until extreme Old Age."
Nothing much has changed, the health benefits of tea are still being sold to us! And I feel in perfect health when I have my many daily cuppas!
See all my tea tales here, being posted retrospectively to fill some lj gaps!