Here are some fun facts about tea to enjoy as you sip a cup of your favorite brew! Source: notimeliketeatime.com
- Legend has it that in 2737 BC, Shen Nung, the second emperor of China, discovered tea when leaves blew into his pot of boiling water. Who knows? He might have took a taste and found it delightful?
- The east, specifically China, is the birth place of tea.
- On an estimate, there are about 1,500 kinds of tea and there could be more. So you just don’t say “tea”. You have to be specific which of those 1,500 kinds you are referring to.
- Coming next to water, tea is the second most consumed drink in the whole wide world.
- Tea tasting is no easy job you have to have a keen eye for tea leaves, a sharp taste for brewed teas, a sense of touch for the tea leaves and a keen smell to determine whether the aroma of brewed tea is good or not.
- Camellia sinensis is the single plant where all varieties of tea came from.
- Black tea in the United States is called ‘red tea’ in China.
- Teas don’t taste the same. Their taste would depend largely on the temperature and taste of water and the time they took to brew. That’s why the Chinese recommend fresh water from lakes and rivers, they said it’s the best but I’m not pretty sure there’s much cleaner water around, eh?
- During the mid-1700s, tea became drink of Great Britain; the nation’s favorite topping over gin.
- If you don’t want to feel mosquito bites on your skin, dampen tea leaves to harness their scent and voila! You have a natural mosquito repellent at your home.