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Who made the earliest known mention of tea in the literature of Europe?

The earliest known mention of tea in the literature of Europe appeared about 1559. It occurs as Chai Catai, “Tea of China” in Navigationi e Viaggi, or Voyages and Travels, by Giambattista Ramusio (1485-1557), a noted Venetian author who published a valuable collection of narratives of voyages and discoveries in ancient and modern times. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀…

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