Teapot Gift Box
Posted on 25 February 2012
There are two legends about the invention of tea:
Some attribute the discovery of tea to Shen Nung, a Chinese Emperor in the 3rd century BCE, who sat under a tree while boiling his drinking water.
When the leaves of Camellia sinensis fell into his bowl, the agreeable taste prompted the genesis of tea drinking.
An alternative account gives credit to a Dharuma Buddhist monk who travelled to China from India in the 5th century CE.
During his fifth year of a seven year meditiation undertaken to prove his faith, he became sleepy. In an effort to remain focussed he cut off his offending eyelids and threw them onto the ground, whence sprang the tea plant. He decided to make a drink from the leaves and discovered it kept him awake, allowing him to pursue his spiritual studies.
The emergence and early evolution of teapots spanned several hundred years. Tea drinking had spread South through Asia, and was noticeable in Formosa (Taiwan), Siam (Thailand), Burma/Myanmar and the islands of Sumatra and Java in Indonesia. The next 300 years would see the global spread of tea – and, of course, the teapot.
This beautiful Teapot Box is a wonderful gift idea for a tea lover, especially as it comes like a very own personalised gift box with 6 sides for photos.
Find the template here:
When you are ready with your special teapot, download and print little messages to fit in it:
They will definitely LOVE IT!