What are some interesting facts about tea?

Tea is one of the most popular drinks and after water is the second more consumed worldwide.

In these leaves is concentrated an arsenal of benefits that make them one of the favorites of many.

So much so that they have been included in recipes in which tea is the main protagonist.

As we love it, here is this selection with some of its facts.

You sure don’t know some these facts about tea. Read on and discover the ones that were the most interesting to us.

Related article: The health benefits of green tea.

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What are some interesting facts about tea?

You for sure don’t know some fun facts about tea. Keep reading  and discover the ones that were made most interesting to us.

  1.  Three quarters of the tea consumed in the world is produced by 5 countries: China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
  2. . Tea is only the one that comes from the leaf of Camellia sinensis. That is, chamomile, linden and other “sachet” drinks are not tea.
  3. More than three million cups of tea are taken daily around the world.
  4. The English are not producers, however, they brought tea worldwide.
  5. In 1904 tea bags were invented; some tea connoisseurs consider them the worst invention.
  6. A daily cup of tea will keep the dentist away as it helps fight cavities.
  7. One cup of tea contains the same amount of antioxidants as 10 glasses of juice.
  8. Three quarters of the tea consumed in the world is produced by 5 countries: China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
  9. Ireland is the country that drinks the most tea per capita, the United Kingdom is the second.
  10. Recent studies claim that green tea can help kill oral cancer cells and prevent prostate cancer.
  11. . There are only six types of tea and they are classified according to their degree of fermentation. From highest to lowest: white tea, green, oolong (blue), yellow, red and black.
  12. There is a tea that costs more than a thousand dollars per kilogram. Da Hong Pao is considered the best tea in the world. It is cultivated in the mountainous region of Quang Ho China.
  13. The invention of tea bags was an accident. An American named Thomas Sullivan, began sending tea samples to his customers in small silk bags. He hoped it would be emptied to add in a cup, but customers were wrong.
  14. Drinking green tea before bedtime will allow you to burn calories while you sleep, as it increases your metabolism by 10%.
  15. Originally used for medicinal purposes, such as detoxification, it was often chewed rather than drunk from painted porcelain cups.
  16. Yellow tea is very exclusive and difficult to get, since it takes a long and a very specific process that only in certain places in China still manage to make in a traditional way.
  17. Cold tea was invented in America during a fair on a very hot day. In one of the fair stands, tea was sold and the seller came up with ice to refresh the public.
  18. Tea was for many years the drink of Buddhist monks. They drank tea before pondering why he kept them active, but in a state of concentration, he did not allow them to fall asleep although he did not accelerate them either.
  19. Tea was for many years the drink of Buddhist monks. They drank tea before pondering why he kept them active, but in a state of concentration, he did not allow them to fall asleep although he did not accelerate them either.
  20. The origin of the word TEA is Chinese. And depending on the dialect you spoke in the production area in China they called it “tea” or “cha” so these two are the two best known phonetics for this infusion.

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