5 Facts About Tea
5 Facts About Tea.Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world. What is the first? Well water of course! But after water it is tea. There are so many variations to this beverage that it is easy to see how it is the second most consumed beverage. Facts About Tea[media-credit id=1 align=”aligncenter” width=”700″][/media-credit]
You can drink it hot or cold, it can be made from traditional tea leaves, exotic blends of herbs and fruits, and out of other types of plant materials and roots!
There are just so many types of tea that this alone explains how it is the second most consumed beverage in the world.
Just as there are many different kinds and types of tea, there are many bizarre tea facts. We are going to share five Tea Facts with you in this article.
Tea Fact #1
The True Age of Tea
Tea is often said to be traced back to a Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung who live over 4700 years ago. Although this is likely not true, the earliest record that confirms the cultivation of tea is dated to the 4th century China. Drinking tea leaves steeped in a tea pot did not become popular until the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and modern tea drinking is about the same age.
Tea Fact #2
Tea Contains Less Caffeine than Coffee
Tea contains about 50% less caffeine than coffee, making it a great alternative to those that are sensitive to caffeine intake. Tea can also be made to be decaffeinated as most of the caffeine is released in the first few minutes of the steep.
Tea Fact #3
Tea is Money!!
Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia. Who would believe that tea blocks were used as currency!
Tea Fact #4
North Americans Love Tea!
While England is the one of the countries that is acclaimed for its tea consumption, 5 out of 6 North Americans drink tea! (Whoa! What a tea fact! I would have never guessed!) It is the most popular and cheapest beverage, next to water, in the world.
Tea Fact #5
White Tea Vs Green Tea
White Tea has a higher anti-oxidant level than green tea, making it superior in it’s ability to boost the immune system and heal the body.