We have already presented you 20 amazing facts about coffee so it would be unfair if we never make a post about tea. Tea lovers, this one is for you.
1. There is a tea that costs $1,025,000 per kilogram.
Da Hong Pao is considered the best tea in the world. It is grown in the mountainous Quang Ho region of China.
2. In the Victorian era they had special tea cups that protected your mustache from getting dunked in your tea.
Mustache cups were invented by a Brittish potter Harvey Adams in the 1860s when mustaches were flourishing. You still can find some on EBay.
3. Drinking tea reduces your risk of dying from non-cardiovascular causes by 24%.
According to the French scientist Nicolas Danchin who was researching the effects of tea and coffee on our health, between coffee and tea it’s better to choose tea.
4. Drinking green tea before bed will allow your body to burn calories while sleeping. Green tea also increases your metabolism.
For example, Oolong tea reportedly increases metabolism by 10%.
5. The United Kingdom drinks about 165 million cups of tea a day, or 62 billion cups per year.
The largest consumer of tea in the world is China, but per person the situation is different – Turkey, Ireland and the UK are top three countries of tea lovers.
6. Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world, after water.
The statistics states that 158 million Americans drink tea.
7. An average of three billion cups of tea are consumed every day worldwide.
Last year U.S. citizens consumed more than eighty billion servings of tea.
8. The invention of tea bags was an accident. Tea was meant to be removed from the bags before being used, but no one made that clear.
It was an American named Thomas Sullivan, a merchant from NY, who began sending tea samples to his clients in small silken bags. He meant them to be emptied for adding into a cup but the clients got it wrong.
9. Putting dry tea bags in gym bags or smelly shoes will absorb the unpleasant odor.
They may also be used to relief your pain caused by sunburns.
10. Rinsing hair with a cup of tea can make it shiny and easier to manage.
However it’s a good idea only for dark-haired people. Light hair could be dyed by tea and become darker.