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Why was tea originally consumed by the ancient Chinese?
  1. For medicinal purposes
  2. Because it tastes very good
  3. For recreational use
  4. Because it was available at cheap prices


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The correct option is A For medicinal purposes
In Chinese history, there is reference to tea as far back as 5000 years. While the origin of tea drinking is not really known, by most accounts, the beginnings of the tea culture in China began around 2737 BCE. Tea was originally consumed for its medicinal properties. Used as an herbal medicine, the Chinese added the leaves to their food to provide nutrients or as an antidote for poison.

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