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Tea and herbal infusion facts
Here are a few little facts you might like.
billion cups of tea are drunk globally everyday.
plant species used globally for medicinal purposes, of which about 26,000 have well-documented use (out of a total approximately 390,000 plant species).
calorie drink, when drunk without milk and sugar
Apart from water, tea is the most popular drink in the world.
Tea was once used as a medicine, before becoming an everyday drink.
Each year, May 21 marks International Tea Day, as per the United Nations.
Tea is one plant, Camellia sinensis. It has four broad families – white, green, oolong and black. Together, they give us hundreds of varieties.
The difference between green and black tea is that black teas go through a natural oxidation process, whereas green teas do not.
Tea is really versatile. Like wine, you’ll find there are teas that pair best with foods like cheese or chocolate.
The world’s most famous flavored black tea is Earl Grey; the world’s most famous flavored green tea is jasmine.
Tea grows in 40-45 countries globally and the bush can flourish at various elevations – from sea level to up to 8000 feet high on mountain slopes.
Iced tea – and the teabag – were both discovered by chance.