THE FOUNDER OF TEA
In the year of 2737 BC in central China, a Chinese emperor also a scientist and a herbalists name Shennong drank the world first cup of tea.
While on a long journey tired from a hard ride, Shennong and his squadron decided to take a break , the cool evening breeze brought along with it the perfect scent of camellia sinensis , he suddenly had an idea to add some to a pot of boiled water, he just had to try it, as it turn out he was right because that is how tea was introduced to the world.
Unfortunately for Shennong,he later died from herb poisoning but until this day he is acknowledged as the founder of tea.
BRITISH AND OTHER CULTURES
Then we have the British that can’t seem to go a day without having at least 3 cups of tea, the Arabians and middle Eastern culture still carry out this tradition as well, tea is a huge part of their daily lives, would you like some tea??
IS TEA SAFE
The question here is should people be drinking so much tea? Is Tea Safe? What are the side effects?
Health benefits of tea: research and studies shows that drinking tea is safe and healthy. According to This research and study, tea is actually beneficial to our health.
- Depression-If you drink 3 cups of tea daily you can reduce the risk of depression by 37%.
- Stroke-Drink 3 cups daily to reduce the risk of stroke by 18%.
- Coronary Heart Disease – Drink 4 -5 cups a day to lower the risk by 27%.
- Cardiac Arrest- Drink up to 5 cups of tea per day to reduce the rick by 26%.
- Type 2 Diabetes- Drink up to 5 cups daily to reduce the risk by 4.6%.
New Studies shows That Certain Teas have side effects
Heavy Metals: In a 2013 study ,researchers tested 30 different types of tea by analyzing the tea leaves and found that all had high amounts of lead.
Lead causes heart, kidney and reproductive problems. Around 73% of teas brewed for three minutes, and 83% percent of those brewed for 15 minutes, had potentially unsafe amounts, and 20 percent of teas brewed for 15 minutes contained unsafe aluminum levels.
A 2015 study discovered that teas with added citric acid had elevated aluminum, cadmium and lead.
Fluoride: According to research published in 2013, fluoride levels in economy teas exceeded daily recommended levels and had three times the amount of more expensive varieties. “The higher priced teas were observed to have lower fluoride concentrations.
Calorie value 1 cup of tea without sugar or milk
Fat:0 gram, saturated fat:0.005 gram,carbs:0.47 gram, protein:0 gram
The United Kingdom drinks about 165 million cups of tea per day/ 62 billion cups a year.
There is almost 1500 different types / flavors of tea.
The tea plant needs at least 50 inches of rain a year.
Black tea constitutes around 75% of the global tea consumption.
All teas derives from a plant called camellia sinensis.
Thanks for reading guys and have a good one.