Interesting Facts about ‘TEA’
There are 4 major types of tea- Black, Green, White, Oolong . Fun fact is they all come from the same plant ‘Camellia Sinesis’.
Tea Bags were invented by Thomas Sullivan in 1908 in the United States.
Traditionally milk was poured into a cup before the tea to protect the delicate china dish. Now it is not necessary.
For centuries tea was only used as medicine. It took almost 3000 years for it to become a everyday drink.
Black teas are made from leaves that are fermented and then heated to remove moisture. The heat turns the leaves black.
Earl Grey tea was named after a British Diplomat to China.
Green tea leaves are not fermented. They are steemed and then heated to remove moisture.
Loose tea leaves remain good for over two years provided you keep it away from light and moisture.
In Ancient China, Tea was a form of currency.
Oolong teas can be brewed up to three times.