1. All types of tea (white, green, black, and oolong) comes from the same plant, the ‘Camellia Sinesis’ and It takes a three to five years for a tea bush to grow and be ready for harvesting.
2. Herbal tea is not really tea, but a tea-like drink made from flowers, fruits and herbs. Most herbal teas are distinguished by their ability to stimulate or relax the tea drinker.
3. Research outcomes have shown that tea can provide over 15% of the minimum daily requirement of calcium, as much as 10% of folic acid, and 45% of manganese (promotes healthy bones).
4. There is only one working tea plantation in the USA and it is located on Wadmalaw Island just outside Charleston, South Carolina. It also has a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
5. If a lemon slice is kept at the bottom of a cup before pouring tea, it will help to keep any residue from tea leaves or minerals in water from forming on the top of the cup.