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According to Kansas University researchers, the EGCG antioxidant present in green tea is a hundred times more powerful than vitamin C and 25 times more powerful than vitamin E in the prevention of certain types of cancer.

 

 

Although it is considered a typically English drink, tea was already in vogue in Netherlands around 1640, more than a decade before it appeared in England..


Darjeeling tea is cultivated more than 2000 m above sea level, in the Himalayas, and considered by many as the king of teas.

The Early Grey is treated with bergamot oil, thereby giving it the scented aroma which characterizes it.


In ancient China and in Siberia, tea was often used as bargaining chip, having a value as high as the money itself.

 

 

All types of tea come from a single plant species - Camellia Sinensis. What differs is the growing process and the oxidation  or not of the leaves.


A Camellia Sinensis plant can reach 9 meters high if it isn’t properly cared and produces tea leaves for about 50 years.

 


It is estimated that, daily, more than 3 billion cups of tea are savoured, being the second drink most consumed in the world.


With multiple health benefits, tea is a natural appetite suppressant; it’s good for the heart and helps to balance cholesterol.

 


A cup of black tea has half the  caffeine of a cup of coffee.

In terms of health benefits it is irreproachable, tea leaves are better than sachet tea.

There are several languages in the world that designate the word tea as “cha”.


 

A cup of white tea has the same amount of antioxidants as 10 glasses of apple juice.

A tea that has already passed its expiration date can be used to fertilize plants or as an inhibitor of odours in the refrigerator.


Iced tea was born in the United States during the World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. Richard Blechynden participated in that fair to promote his tea and, in order to fight the heat wave that devastated the region, he had the idea of joining ice to his tea and the iced tea was born.

During Second World War, British soldiers took a break in their fights to savour a cup of tea.


In Tibet, tea is considered, almost, as a holly drink.

Several scientific studies point to the fact that men in Asia that consume green tea regularly present less cases of prostate cancer.

The most expensive tea sachets were produced by the British tea company PG TIPS to mark its 75th anniversary – the sachets contained a limited edition of premium tea leaves and 280 diamonds. It cost €8,575 and its value was allocated for a children’s hospital in the United Kingdom.

 

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