1. Out of the six beverages, tea shows the strongest interplay of different civilizations. It is stated in that book that, “According to Chinese tradition, the first cup of tea was brewed by the emperor Shen Nung”(177). Tea was first popular in China, while it was the greatest empire in the world at the time. With this, China traded with many countries such as India, Japan, and Korea. It was inevitable that tea would spread to other cultures, the next being the Dutch. Tea was spread with Dutch doctors stating that tea was medical and could help people who were ill. On top of this, the European culture contributed an addition to the tea. They began drinking tea with milk….