15 Random Facts About Tea

1. Camellia sinensis is the name of the plant that tea is made from and it closely resembles an evergreen shrub.
2. The legend of tea started in 2737 B.C. when tea leaves accidentally fell into the boiling water of Chinese Emperor Shen Nung.
3. There are four main types of tea: White, Green, Oolong, and Black.
4. The oxidation process is how you get the various types of tea. White is the least oxidized, then green, then oolong, then black which is the most oxidized.
5.  There are 2 ways the term tea can be used. Tea is technically the Camellia sinensis infused in hot water, but many people use the term “tea” to describe the drink of herbs and plants infused in hot water.
6. Out of all the tea drinkers in the world, Ireland drinks the most. Britain drinks the second most.
7. Damp tea leaves can be used as a mosquito repellant. Place the damp tea leaves around the area you want mosquito free.
8. Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world next to water.
9. Green tea is great for health and immunity. It’s high in antioxidants, can help reduce some forms of cancer, lower blood pressure, regulate blood sugar, reduce cardiovascular disease, and prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
10. A pound of loose leaf tea can make over 200 cups of tea.
11. Tea is the national drink of Iran and Afghanistan. They use green tea as a thirst quencher and black tea as a warming drink. Both of the beverages have lots of sugar added to them.
12. Using loose leaf tea will offer you more flavor, smell, and benefits compared to using bagged tea which, more often than not uses the “bottom of the barrel” or whats left from the broken tea leaves.
13. Yin Zhen and Silver Needles are highly prized. They come from China and are harvested before they are unfurled, and look like needles.
14. People in the South and Northeastern part of the United States have more tea drinkers than the rest of the U.S.
15. The most expensive tea meal can be found at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong that costs $8,888 per pair.

These facts were found from the following websites

20,000 Secrets of Tea by Victoria Zak
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