Ten amazing things you dont know about Tea

Legend has it that an ancient Chinese emperor was the first to discover Tea when some leaves were blown by chance into a bowl contain some boiling hot water. The tea we drink today is exactly the same and the brewing process has never been interfered with. In recent Australian studies CSIRO scientists found that the occurrence of skin cancer in laboratory mice was greatly reduced when they were given black tea.

It is thought that polyphenols which are very strong antioxidants and are contained in the tea are the most likely reason for this phenomenon. Tea can be used to kill warts. The tannic acid found in tea is said to be just as effective in killing warts as many wart removers that you can purchase over the counter at the local drug store! Soak a black tea bag in hot water, and then place the damp bag on the wart itself for fifteen minutes a couple of times each day.

Slowly the wart will shrink and soon disappear. Tea comes from the leaves of a tree called Camellia sinensis. The three main types of tea are Black, Oolong and Green.

Herbal tea does not come from the leaves of a tea plant, therefore, is not considered to be real tea. Roots, stems, flowers and parts of plants are used to make herbal tea. In recent Dutch studies it was found that men who drink black tea which contains catechins are 50 percent less likely to die of ischemic heart disease.

This is when our arteries become clogged and are unable to work as they should because of them becoming narrow. The most expensive teabag in the world was commissioned for the 75'th anniversary of the PG TIPS tea company. The bag was filled with two hundred and eighty diamonds and expensive limited edition tea leaves. The bag cost seven thousand five hundred pounds and was sold at auction in aid of a Children's hospital in Great Britain. Tea will absorb odors around it.

Here is a tip for removing food odors from your hands. Pour some tea over your hands and the tea will remove all odors from your fingers, and leave them smelling great. It even works great with fish odors! To cure puffy eyes lie in a horizontal position and place either a moist teabag or tea compress over both eyes and leave for about 20 minutes. The swelling around the eyes will to your amazement disappear and your eyes will return to their former glory.

For many years we have known that men in Asian countries who drink green tea have very low instances of prostate cancer. Many prominent researchers think that this is due to green tea containing many powerful antioxidants and preventative anti-cancer agents. Contrary to what one might expect, Turkey is a land of tea drinkers.

Turks drink more tea per head than any other nation, even more than the British, and are now the world's biggest tea drinkers. The total annual consumption of tea in Turkey is approximately one hundred and twenty thousand tons whereas that of coffee is only eight thousand tons. .

By: Lorraine Bevere


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