Experienced tea pickers collect up to 70 pounds of tea a day by hand.

It takes years for tea to grow on land where lightning has struck or humans have lived.

Until the Sixth Century, tea was consumed primarily as a remedy for headaches, kidney trouble, poor digestion, ulcers, and to guard against "the noxious gasses of the body and lethargy".

Did you know that tea is sold by the producers at prices which range from 50 cents to $ 150.00 per kg ?

Did you know that very few herbal teas and fruit teas have any tea leaves in them ?

Did you know that tea manufactured in the same Factory at 03:00 hrs can taste totally different to teas manufactured at 12:00 hrs, even though the tea leaves could be from the same area and a similar tea bush ?

Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world, second only to water.

Although worldwide people prefer hot tea, people in the United States prefer freshly brewed iced tea.




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Tea purists have come to learn that many high quality tea bags are as good as high quality loose tea; after all, high-quality tea bags contain the very same tea leaves that can be found loose.

More than 46 billion glasses of tea are consumed in the United States every year, 37 billion of which are served iced.

Tea liqueur is the result of infusing the leaves of the plant Camellia Sinensis in hot water. 80% of the caffeine in tea is released in the first 30 seconds of the infusion. If you want decaffeinated tea, just throw out the liqueur after 30 seconds and brew a second infusion.

Contrary to popular belief, the three types of tea, green, black, and oolong, come from the same tea plant. The differences in taste result from the way the leaves are processed.

Herbal teas do not contain tea at all. A select blend of all natural ingredients including herbs, flowers, fruit, and spices provides a delicate flavor -- without caffeine. All herbal teas are naturally caffeine-free.

 

 

The United States is the world's second largest tea importing nation, purchasing over 100 million tons of tea each year from all over the world.

One tea bush will produce tea for at least 50 years.

Contrary to popular belief, the terms pekoe and orange pekoe, refer to the size of a tea leaf instead of a flavor or color of tea. The word is pronounced "peck-o."

From a single kilogram of tea, you can make anywhere between 375 and 425 cups of tea.

Tea is actually an evergreen tree and a member of the Camellia family. For ease in plucking, tea "bushes" are kept to a height of about three feet. Left untouched, these plants can grow up to 50 feet tall and live for more than 100 years.

There are more than 3,000 varieties of tea available throughout the world. Like fine wine, there are enough teas to please any connoisseur.

   
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