Tea Trivia

tea trivia

Enjoy your cup of tea with these interesting tea facts:

  • Black tea has half the amount of caffeine compared to coffee.
  • Just like milk, a cup of tea helps strengthen your bones.
  • An experienced tea picker can collect around 32 kgs of tea in one day, enough tea for 14,000 cups.
  • In the first 30 seconds of brewing loose leaf tea, a large amount of caffeine is released. So to reduce caffeine content, throw out the water and pour fresh hot water into the cup.
  • White tea, green tea, oolong tea, and black tea can be converted to a thousand different varieties
  • This tea plant is an evergreen which can reach a height of over 30 feet if left to grow in the wild.
  • Tea kills your appetite and therefore the perfect drink when you are dieting.
  • Cholesterol can be regulated with tea and it is also good for the heart.
  • Green tea can kill cancer cells
  • Turkey has the highest per capita tea consumption in the world.
  • Drinking loose leaf tea is way better than drinking tea bag. Period.
  • In the 20th century, a tea merchant names Thomas Sullivan accidentally created the tea bag.
  • Tea helps fight cavities – no more scary dentist visits.
  • The English word for tea is, well, “tea”. However the Chinese word for tea is “cha”. (We in Kolkata, also call it Cha :D)
  • The natural antibacterial properties found in tea, can helf boost the immune system – perfect for the changing climate and winters.
  • The Camellia sinensis tea plant can produce tea for 50 years.
  • Iced tea was invented in America, and is the most consumed “prepared tea type” in America.
  • ‘Orange Pekoe’ some people think is a type of tea, but is really a grading of tea.
  • Speaking of grades there are 7 types which are graded by leaf size. Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe is the highest and fannings the lowest grade.
  • Antioxidant content: One cup of white tea = 10 cups of apple juice.
  • Black tea and Oolong tea are just as healthy as white tea or green tea.
  • The Boston tea party is greatly responsible for the coffee outbreak in America. Hopefully with time America rediscovers tea, and reclaims its lost tea culture.
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