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The tomb of a Chinese emperor who lived more than 2,100 years ago has yielded the oldest remains of tea, said researchers who used it to redate part of the ancient Asian Silk Road.This revealed that tea was already transported from China to Central Asia and the Tibetan Plateau several hundred years earlier than previously recorded – by around 1,800 years ago, the researchers said.Tea does not grow in Tibet.The tea was most likely from the Camellia plant, the study said.
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