English Timeline of Nusantara Tea Culture

HISTORY

Timeline of Nusantara Tea Culture

A valuable history is hidden behind the beautiful green expanse of tea plantations that we enjoy today. The shrub traveled a long path before it became the “green gold” that is a source of livelihood for many people.

Oleh MB. DEWI PANCAWATI/DEDY AFRIYANTO
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The far-reaching history of tea in Indonesia began in 1684, when the seeds of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) came to Indonesia from Japan. Tea was brought to Jakarta, then named Batavia, by Andreas Cleyer – a German doctor, teacher, and botanist, who was a trader with the Dutch East Indies [...]