40 Interesting Tea Facts

With the perfect balance of antioxidants and nutrients, Tea helps us to keep going all day long! Tea is one of the widely consumed beverages across the world, but did you know what are the impressive benefits of tea that makes it so popular? Here we have compiled a list of 40 interesting Tea Facts.

Rooibos is an herbal tea and it is also known as red bush tea and African red tea, which is made from a plant that grows in South Africa.

In Korea and China, Chrysanthemum tea is a favorite herbal tea.

Tea was imported by the Hudson Bay Company in 1716.

Tea arrived in Russia in the 1600s.

Tea was a form of currency in ancient China.

Black tea can reduce eye puffiness.

There are approximately 1,500 different kinds of tea.

Black tea is prepared from the leaves that are fermented and then heated to take away moisture. This heating process turns the leaves into black.

Tea first arrived in Canada in 1716.

Butter tea is a common drink in Tibet.

A common tea is called Karkade in Egypt.

The formal tea is known as afternoon tea, and it is also known as Low Tea.

A tea plant can grow 52 feet in height.

Black tea is called “red tea” in China.

The Ritz Carlton has the most expensive High Tea meal.

The Lipton Tea Factory produces 5 billion tea bags a year.

Tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world.

Tea plants need at least fifty inches of rain per year.

In the United States for the last five years, sales of hot tea have increased by 17%.

Tea bags were invented in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan in the United States.

Black, green, white and oolong are the four major tea kinds.

Tasseography is a divination or fortune-telling method that interprets patterns in tea leaves.

In 1980, bubble tea began in Taiwan.

In England, Tea was originally sold in coffee houses & only men were allowed to enter coffee houses as well.

Lipton is the best-selling tea brand in the world.

South Carolina is the only state in the united states that has a major tea plantation

Tea is prepared from the leaves of Manzanilla and Mission olive trees in Italy.

Tea is the national drink in Afghanistan and Iran.

Russians started drinking tea in the 17th century.

The Kolukkumalai Tea Estate of Munnar, India is the highest tea estate in the world.

The most expensive tea is a rare Chinese tea called Tieguanyin.

According to a recent study, green tea can help reduce some forms of cancer.

White tea is the least processed type of tea.

Green tea was the most popular tea in the United States in the late 1800s.

China is the world’s largest producer of tea.

Iced tea was invented in 1904 at the St. Louis World Fair.

In the U.S., over 1.42 million pounds of tea is consumed every day.

Earl Grey tea is flavored with bergamot oil.

Earl Grey tea was named after 19th century to China.

Green tea leaves are not fermented.