The history of tea goes back thousands of years ago to ancient China. Legend says that in 2737 BC, the Emperor Shen Nong was boiling water to drink when the leaves of a tea plant fell into his pot, making the first cup of tea. This is only legend, of course, but the discovery that tea that could be used for medicinal purposes and as a drink does have its roots in Ancient China. Nowadays, there are a large variety of teas to choose from. This weekend, I discovered a new tea store in our local mall, called Teavana. Oh my goodness! What variety, and lots and lots of samples. How can you go wrong? Some samples were fruity, some were hot and some iced. I liked most of the samples, although the one made of jasmine flowers and white tea made my mouth feel like I just sprayed perfume on my tongue. I fell in love with a green tea that was infused with raspberry, lemon and other fruits. I got it iced. It was almost like a fruit juice, but much smoother. The store also has beautiful tea sets and supplies for making tea. It is a bit pricey, about $5.00 for one iced tea, but it is a treat. They can make any combination you choose and will work with you to be sure you have one you enjoy.