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Thursday, 6 March 2014

I didn't know that about tea!

Hello there,

As you know it's currently Tea Month here at Tea With Me and Friends...we've already shared a little tea history with you...but I've also come across some other tea facts for you! You might never look at your humble cup of tea in the same way again.....

Can I interest you in a spot of tea?

Did you know that after water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the whole world! Its thought that approximately 3 billion cups of tea are drunk around the world each day!

We all know that tea is popular in Britain, but according to the UK Tea Council 66% of the British population enjoys a cup of tea every day and this equates to approximately 165 million cups of tea being drunk every day in Britain! For anyone who thinks Britain is becoming a nation of coffee drinkers (an easy conclusion to come to with the amount of coffee shops on our high streets!)... only approximately 70 million cups of coffee are enjoyed in Britain each day.

A spot of tea with Tea With Me and Friends!

But how do we make and enjoy our tea......Britain it seems loves a tea bag...the convenience and accessibility means that 96% of British tea is brewed from tea bags. Milk is extremely popular, with 98% of British people taking their tea with milk (I really am in the minority as I enjoy my tea without milk!) however, only 30% of people have sugar in their tea.

There are at least four different types of tea, these include white tea, green tea, oolong tea and black tea. The difference between the types of teas is all in the tea processing the tea undergoes. All these teas come from the same plant - the Camellia sinensis.

Tea contains numerous antioxidants and considerably less caffeine than coffee. Tea is also a natural source of fluoride!

We hope you enjoyed these tea facts - feel free to share them with your friends over a nice cuppa and a piece of cake!

Thanks for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna

1 comment:

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Rachel and Lorna, I'm so glad to hear that tea is still more widely drunk than coffee in the UK. It's a tradition that simply cannot be allowed to end!