Coffea trees are one of the world’s most valued plants.  Cultivation of coffee trees is limited to subtropical and tropical climates. This is because coffee trees are unable to tolerate freezing.  Using it seeds, coffee drinking began in Arabia and spread to Egypt. By the seventeenth century. coffee drinking reached Italy  Coffee beans are seeds of the fruit from plants belonging to several species of bushes in the genus Coffea and family Rubiaceae. With many species to choose from, 90% of…
Tea is native to Asia where legend has it that Buddha provided the leaf from Camellia sinensis to aid humans in being more alert and enhance their peaceful state of contemplation.   Tea has been a part of many nation's rituals.   In Japan, tea assumed a central role in Buddhist rituals. Japanese tea ceremonies symbolize the beliefs and order of Zen Buddhism.   The English custom of tea-time originated…
Tobacco Nicotiana tabacum Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) has been smoked, eaten and snuffed by native peoples throughout the New World.  They valued the plant and incorporated smoking into their ritualized practices. Columbus discovered tobacco and returned with cigars for Queen Isabella. The introduction of tobacco to the Old World ultimately led to tobacco’s widespread use among British subjects. In order to insure continual supply of tobacco, the British government promoted tobacco…