5 Fun Facts About Tea

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Tea is very simple but yet intricate. I like to call it liquid contradiction at times! There are so many fun facts about tea but of course we don’t have the time to discuss them all here and now so take a look at five facts that I find fascinating…try saying that 3 times!


Fun Fact #1: 2nd most consumed beverage in the world

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Next to water, tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world. That is pretty amazing when you think of how many coffee lovers there are. I guess those coffee drinkers are closet tea sippers! We tea sipping book worms don't (openly) judge...

Fun Fact #2: Timing is everything

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A lot of people miss out on the wonderful flavor of tea just by over or under steeping their tea. Black tea is the most over-steeped tea which will render the tea bitter. You don’t have to add tons of sugar and milk to your tea if you just steeped it right! Want to know how? Check out the article entitled “Steep Right or Die | Steep Times & Temps”.

Fun Fact #3: Announcing Iced Tea - Circa 1904!

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Iced tea was actually not introduced until first served in America at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis. I am surprised it took so long to introduce iced tea, however, I am not shocked that it would have its debut in the South where summers are long and hot enough!

Fun Fact #4: The perfect tea with your meal

Tea Knowledge: 5 Fun Facts About Tea

Just like wine, tea can also be paired with food. The nuances and different notes (or tastes) in tea make for a perfect complement beverage. This summer, I am working with a food blogger to pair meals with tea. Make sure you subscribe to keep up with the release of this project!