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65 billion servings of tea Americans consumed in 2010
2.5 billion Retail sales of tea in supermarkets for 2010
Drinking 3-6 cups of tea daily is associated with lower risk of heart disease and reduced risk of death from heart disease.
85% Of tea consumed in the U.S. is ICED TEA
...is known to help prevent dental cavities
...may reduce the risk of certain cancers: skin, breast, lung, colon, esophageal, & bladder.
• number of calories
• all teas come from the same plant camellia sinensis
• tea is the 2nd most popular beverage in the world, behind water
• cents, the cost of brewing per serving
in tea raises metabolic & fat oxidation rates, which is helpful in weight loss
Each type of tea has a certain brewing temperature. If you overcook the tea, it could taste bitter. Using filtered or spring cold water to brew tea is best.
Oolong: 203* F steep for 1-9 min.
Black: 203* F steep for 3-5 min.
Green: 160* F steep for 1-2 min.
White: 185* F steep for 4-15 min.
Native origins of Tea Plants
Japan, Taiwan,India,China,sri lanka
50 years a tea plant can remain in production
2737 B.C. - Chinese Emperor Shen Nong accidentally invents tea; used only for medicinal purposes
780 - Lu Yu publishes a definitive book. Cha Ching or The Tea Classic, after studying tea for twenty years
900 - Tea drinking has spread to j Japan, where the Tea Ceremony is created
1904 - Richard Blechynden introduces iced tea at the Worlds Fair in St. Louis
1908 - Thomas Sullivan develops the first tea bag
1915 - Thomas Lipton -r incorporates the Lipton Tea Company
300 A.D. - Tea becomes a daily beverage in China
1773 - Boston Tea Party: colonists dump hundreds of pounds of tea into Boston Harbor
1664 - East India Company brings tea to England: holds exclusive rights to English-Oriental trade until 1883
1600 - Tea is introduced to Europe
July 2012 | greenliving 15