Facts of Tea you Did not know
1. THE DISCOVERY
Originally used for medicinal purposes such as detoxification, it was often chewed rather than being drunk from pretty painted china cups.
2. THEY ARE ALL ONE
There are several different types including black, oolong, green, and white. They all come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, but the difference lies in how the leaves are treated after they are harvested.
3. MOST EXPENSIVE CUP
While Darjeeling can be quite expensive, it is not actually the most costly type to brew. That prize goes to a rare Chinese variety called Tieguanyin.
Named after the Buddhist Iron Goddess of Mercy, this oolong will cost you a pretty penny, at up to $1,500 per pound. But the good news is that the leaves can be brewed up to seven times before losing their unique flavor.
4. GREEN TEA AS A SUPER FOOD
In addition to external healing properties, green tea is known as a super food when it’s consumed.
5. TEA BAG IS NOT A GOOD METHOD
True lovers of this drink do not consider teabags to be a great invention, since they tightly pack the tea. This does not allow the leaves to expand while brewing, which enables the release of more of the compounds that are responsible for flavor, among other things.