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Tea

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Tea, or chai as we call it with love, evokes emotions. A cup of hot tea and biscuits can alter the mood of even the grimmest person. How much do we know about this beautiful concoction of aromatic leaves? Let’s take you through some interesting facts about tea and then the taste of different types of tea.

According to a legend, tea was discovered in the year 2737 BC by the Chinese Emperor Shen-Nung, who was also known as the “Divine Healer”. He discovered the beverage when tea leaves accidentally blew into his pot of boiling water.  


A Big Pot of Tea and a Long Book  

There are 5 major types of tea - black, green, white, yellow, and oolong but they all come from one plant Camellia Sinensis. The treatment of the leaves decides the type of tea. Tea bags were invented in 1908 in the US by Thomas Sullivan. He created small silk bags to give samples of tea to his customers. Some of them actually thought that the bags were supposed to be placed directly in the teapot like a metal infuser. The tea bags were thus created by accident. 


Tea Time 

There are about 1500 different types of tea. Surprisingly, tea is the national drink in Iran and Afghanistan. If you think Britain has the largest number of tea-drinkers, you're wrong. It’s Ireland. Britain is the second largest nation of tea drinkers per capita. 


Benefits of Tea 


Tea boosts exercise endurance. Scientists have found that the antioxidants in green tea increase the body’s ability to burn fat as fuel, which accounts for improved muscle endurance. Drinking tea could also help you reduce the risk of heart problems. 

 

As it is high in oxygen, it helps destroy free radicals (which can damage DNA) in the body. While our bodies are designed to fight free radicals on their own, they’re not 100% effective. Tea could also help you keep your waist circumference in check. In one study, participants who regularly consumed hot tea had lower waist circumference and lower BMI than non-consuming participants. Scientists speculate that regular tea drinking lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome (which increases the risk of diabetes, artery disease and stroke), although it’s important to remember that correlation does not equal causation.



Coffee isn’t my Cup of Tea

Black Tea is the most common type of tea you’ll find in the western world. Breakfast teas, Earl Grey, Chai and any kind of tea that you add milk to or dip a biscuit in, is probably black tea. Black tea also has the highest level of caffeine of all the teas.


Green Tea 

Green Tea is produced when fresh tea leaves are picked and steamed without being fermented. It has a high antioxidant count and has been linked to weight loss and decreased blood pressure. But enjoying Green tea is an acquired taste so if you think it tastes bad, you’re either preparing it in the wrong way or you actually hate it. 


White Tea

White tea is made from very young buds that have been left to wither naturally unlike black and green teas that have been processed. White teas are very high in antioxidants and are usually more expensive than other teas. Many experts describe the taste of white tea as “mild and delicate” but most people feel it tastes like flavoured boiling water. But rest assured, you will feel healthy-smug while drinking this and it’s totally worth the investment. 


Oolong Tea 

This tea is quite popular in China. It’s similar to black tea but goes through a shorter fermentation process. The Oolong tea falls in between black and green tea. 


Herbal Tea 

Herbal teas aren’t exactly teas as they don’t have any tea in them. They’re brewed with flowers, plant leaves, seeds, and bark. This is a great choice for people who can’t tolerate caffeine but love to drink a warm and delicious beverage. 

Brands like Lipton, Tetley, Twinings, Taj Mahal, Goodwyn etc have many different types of tea bags and some are even flavoured available at best prices on grocery at online supermart. Tea bags are easy to use. You can choose your favourite ones and book convenient delivery slots for home delivery.


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