There is little doubt regarding the massive health benefits that tea provides. Tea is capable of regulating the blood pressure. Tea is also very effective at preventing stress hormones from overpowering the system. Depression is often kept at bay with a cup or two of tea. Many people are able to enjoy a good night’s sleep simply by taking a few cups of tea, during the day. China is renowned as the origin of tea in the world. Current estimates indicate that there are more than 1,500 different types of tea. Throughout the world, tea comes only second to water in terms of the most consumed drink.
It is worth mentioning that the various types of tea all have a different taste. No two types of tea taste the same. The taste of tea depends on a variety of factors. For example, the time each type of tea takes to brew has a direct bearing on its taste. The type of water used to prepare the tea has a direct bearing on how it tastes. The prevailing temperatures also play a crucial role in terms of the taste of tea. The British embraced tea as the official national drink during the 1700s and his is still the case to date. The Iranians and Afghans also consider tea their national drink. However, no nation in the world has a larger pool of tea drinkers than Ireland.
Tea is helpful in many ways. It is a favorite of many people in healing cuts and removing odors. In many nations, tea is also used as a fertilizer. Some people love using tea as a floor cleaner. Tea also features in the making of meat marinade. All around the world, more than 3 million tons of tea is produced annually. Black tea is the most popular type around the world. The other five varieties that are also popular but not at the same level as black tea include oolong, yellow, white, post-fermented and green teas. However, these other varieties have a long way to go to get to where black tea is, with the two-thirds of the global population consuming it.
Many people confuse tea with tisane. Any drink purported to be tea must contain the Camellia sinensis leaves. Without the contents of the tea plant, one would only be taking tisane in the false belief that he is consuming tea. It is worth noting that tea can be taken alone or with something else such as cookies, bread, and several other types of food. Often, most people prefer taking tea early in the morning as part of breakfast. Others prefer taking it in the evening, especially on a cold evening. Tea can be taken with sugar or without. It can also be taken with milk, called white tea, or without, called black tea.
Finally, tealeaves that have not undergone excessive processing contain a lot of antioxidants. What this means is that white tea contains the highest amount of antioxidants. Green tea also contains a huge number of antioxidants. Tea can be taken hot or cold, thus making it one of the rarest types of drinks that can be taken in this manner. It is worth mentioning that tea production is the second largest industry in India. Tealeaves have been used in ages to ensure that mosquitoes stay away. Tea is rich in vitamins, folic acid, manganese, calcium and potassium.