Tea:10 Interesting Fact That May Surprise You.
- Decaf tea does not exist. All tea has a residual amount of caffeine in the leaf.
- Tea is full of naturally occurring antioxidants and vitamins. This can help protect the heart, strengthen bones, improve our immune system plus many other benefits. An interesting fact is that countries with the highest proportion of tea drinkers, such as China, have the least amount of heart disease and cases of cancer. According to John Weisburger, PhD, at the Institute for Cancer Prevention in Valhalla, N.Y. the levels of antioxidants in tea are ten times higher than levels found in fruit and vegetables.
- All teas whether it's black tea, green tea or oolong are produced from the same plant- Camellia sinensis.
- Canadians consume over 10 billion cups of tea each year.This equates to around 300 cups per person per year.
- Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world not counting water.The most popular variety is black tea which makes up over 70% of all tea consumption.
- The Makaibari Tea Estate sells the most expensive tea in India , the Silver Tips Imperial, for around $2,300 CAD per kilo (to trade buyers). Putting that in context that's ten times more then the average retail price for a kilo of tea in David's Tea.
- Tea should not be made with boiling water.
- Tea bags were invented in America in the early 1800s, and were initially used to hold samples of teas brought from India. Today, 96% of all cups of tea served around the world were made using teabags.
- Tea leaves are a natural means of keeping mosquitoes away. All you have to do is use slightly damp leaves to add the scent of tea to the areas you want to keep insect-free
- Ritz Carlton of Hong Kong. This is where the world’s most expensive afternoon tea is drunk – you can spend up to $8,888 dollars here. You can taste the world’s best teas, finger food, fantastic cakes and enjoy the best view of the city.
If tea is your thing check out our High Tea experience.