Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Steamy Tuesday - Say What?!?!

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This Steamy Tuesday I thought it would be fun to tell you some interesting facts about Tea that you maynot have known before. Their is a lot ot know about Tea - and with so many false information out there about Tea vs. Coffee I thought I would share what I find most interesting about the Leaf. 

  • A cup of Black Tea has half the amount of caffeine than a cup of Coffee
  • A large amount of caffeine is released from Tea after the first 30 seconds of brewing. Dumping this content out and pouring new hot water is a neat trick for caffeine conscience Tea drinkers
  • All Tea {Black, White, Green and Oolong} come from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis
  • The Irish consume more Tea per capita than any other group in the world
  • The Tea bag was invented in the early 20th century by a tea merchant named Thomas Sullivan. Which was done by accident - in needs of transporting Tea Leaves without paying for expensive Metal Tins. When customers received their package they thought to brew it in the bag to save the mess. The Tea Bag was then invented
  • A cup of Tea may keep the dentist away, yes I said 'dentist'. This is because tea helps fight cavities
  • Don't throw that old Tea out! Instead try putting it in the refrigerator to help absorb odors, or use in your garden as fertilizer
  • It takes only 3 minutes of brewing time for the antioxidants in Tea to be released in your cup
  • 'Orange Pekoe' some people think is a type of Tea, but is really a grading of Tea
  • One cup of White Tea contains the same amount of antioxidants as 10 cups of Apple Juice
  • Although many Tea facts point to White and Green Teas as being the healthiest, a cup of Black or Oolong Tea proves just as good
  • To get rid of Puffy Eyes - Lie down and place either a moist Teabag or Tea Compress over both of your eyes and leave for about 20 minutes. Swelling around the eyes will disappear and your eyes will return to their former glory


Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Ooh, that Orange Pekoe tidbit was interesting! I've been wrong this whole time. :)

LaToya said...

I didn't know that black tea was just as good as green. I drink alot of green tea! Maybe I should switchover! Lol.

Have a great day!


Steffie Rae said...

I love steamy Tuesday! I didn't know the second one about the caffeine. Very interesting!

Shannon said...

Mmmmm tea.
I love having a cup of mint lime tea. Or ginger lemon.
I like the tea bag tidbit though. That's kind of neat hahaha.

Runway Rundown said...

I don't fancy tea very much..although I did know about the puffy eyes trick, and have tried it! Not sure if I can say how sure I am about it working...but cool post:)

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Yasemin said...

The last tip about the puffy eyes is actually really true! My mother would dip cotton balls in tea and press them against my eyes when I was younger and got eye infections and such.


Anonymous said...

Ireland is the 3rd after UK :) Just to let you know as a Turkish Tea Lover :)

"Turkey has the highest per capita consumption in the world at 2.5 kg (in 2004),[9] followed by the UK (2.1 kg) and Ireland (1.5 kg). All these figures represent consumption of packaged and branded tea sales."

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