Original Linnaean Dissertations

Respondent: Pehr Cornelius Tillaeus (1747–1827)

Title: Potus theae, ...

Date of Defense: 7 December 1765

Paginations: [iv], [1], 2-16, 1 plate

Lidén Title: Potus thaeae.

Soulsby Title: Pot. theae

Drake Title: Potus Theae.


Abstract: The first living plants of tea (Camellia sinensis L.) were brought to Sweden in 1763 by Captain Carl Gustaf Ekeberg (1716-1784), with help from Linnaeus. This was said to be the first successful introduction of the plant into Europe. This dissertation discusses the plant, its preparation and uses, the qualities of tea, and its medicinal use.

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