Forum Thread: How Tea Took Over the World!

After water, Tea is the most famous drink in the world. It is astonishing to think it was discovered by mistake. Everyone knows the story of how tea was accidentally discovered when a dead leaf of wild tree bush fell into Emperor Shen Nung's pot of boiling water. Being an herbalist himself, the emperor decided to try it out. Even if this story holds no truth, drinking tea in China was established centuries before it even came to be known in the West. Japan was introduced to tea by Japanese Buddhist monks, after which it became an important part of their culture. In 1662, Catherine of Braganza of Portuguese, an avid tea consumer, was married to Charles II of Britain. She established drinking tea in the Britain court and then among all her friends which became popular with the British. East India Company saw it as a business opportunity and started its production in India and Sri Lanka in the 18th century and that's how tea took over to become the second most famous drink in the world. Today, tea production has become a full fledged business and it is cultivated, imported, exported, sold at retail and wholesale outlets, and even online sites built only for tea trading like

What Is It About Tea ThatPeople Can't Seem To Get Enough?

In 2017, the tea production worldwide was 5.3 million metric tons. This might be a huge number but it is not shocking because according to a statistic report, 80% of the people have tea available in their house at any given time. It also helps that there are more than a thousand varieties of tea available in the market. Few of them are black tea, white tea, green tea, oolong tea, pu-erh tea, matcha tea, chai, herbal tea which is generally infused with chamomile, peppermint, ginger, dried fruits, hibiscus to name a few, and blended tea which can have various flavours like peach, lemon, ginger, mint and raspberry to name a few. In spite of the different flavours and varieties, all tea comes from Camellia Sinensis plant.But the tea which has the highest antioxidants is known to be the best for the body. Amongst the various types of teas discussed, matcha tea has the highest number of antioxidants. It doesn't come in the form of dried leaves or teabags but it is in a power form and for consumption needs to be mixed with any liquid. You can find it for sale and its various recipes on Drinking tea has been also scientifically proven to be refreshing and calming for your body. It contains catechins, which are antioxidants and natural phenols, which are key compounds in making tea healthy. Tea has also known to help in digestion, increase brain health, reduce the risk of cancer or a stroke, help in weight loss, and many more. The ideal tea consumption limit is three to five cups in a day and in case of caffeine free teas, six to eight cups because enormous intakes of caffeine could have dangerous effect on your body.

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