10 Fun Facts About Tea

10 Fun Facts About Tea

1. Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, after water.

2. The origin of tea dates back to ancient China, around 5,000 years ago.

3. The word "tea" comes from the Chinese word "te" or "cha," which means "bitter vegetable."

4. Tea leaves come from the Camellia sinensis plant, and there are six different types of tea: black, green, white, oolong, yellow, and dark (Pu-erh).

5. The world's most expensive tea is Da Hong Pao, a rare Chinese tea that can cost up to $1,000 per gram.

6. The largest tea-producing country in the world is China, followed by India.

7. Tea contains caffeine, but in smaller amounts than coffee. However, the amount of caffeine in tea can vary depending on the type of tea and how it's prepared.

8. The tradition of adding milk to tea dates back to the 17th century in England when it was done to prevent fine china cups from cracking due to the heat of the tea.
9. The tea bag was invented by an American named Thomas Sullivan in 1908, but it was originally intended to be used as a sample package, not for steeping tea.

10. In some cultures, such as in Morocco and parts of the Middle East, it is customary to serve mint tea as a symbol of hospitality to guests.



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