Though often associated with the British, the origins of tea drinking actually began in China. Legend tells us that in 2737 BC, the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung was sitting beneath a tree while his servant boiled drinking water. When some leaves from a Camellia tree blew into the water Shen Nung, a herbalist, decided to try the infusion that his servant had accidentally created. Tea drinking was born.
1. Sculpture by the Sea
Cottesloe Beach has once again been overrun by large scale sculptures as part of the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. Western Australian, national and international sculptors are included in this body of work that is found on the sand and grass at the iconic beach, as well as inside the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club.