10 Interesting Tea Facts

  1. There are different kinds of tea, but they all are derived from the Camellia Sinensis plant.
  2. The processing of the tea determines whether it is a white, green, oolong or black.
  3. All teas have caffeine, it is the growing, cultivating and processing that determines how much caffeine is in a given tea
  4. Tea is grown in over 40 countries in the world.
  5. Tea is native to China and India.
  6. There is more caffeine in tea than coffee per pound, but you use much less tea than coffee beans to make a cup so you ingest a significantly lower amount of caffeine when drinking tea.
  7. Studies show that L-Theanine in tea may have beneficial effects on the brain. It is prized for its ability to help induce meditative states, because it can help you relax without actually making you want to sleep. It has been found in studies to improve your memory, and even makes you more aware of your surroundings. It’s also been found to be capable of decreasing anxiety and good for dealing with stress in general.
  8. Tea is a natural antioxidant, and rich in vitamins: it contains vitamins B2, B1 and B6. Tea, is also rich in potassium, manganese, folic acid and calcium.
  9. Tea can help keep your breath sweet.
  10. Many teas can be resteeped at least twice. Some oolongs, i.e., Ti Kuan Yin, can be resteeped as many as five times.