Tea Stories

Fever relief August 19 2017

Bergamot oil (which is used in Earl Grey tea) is a tasty way to relieve yourself of a fever. By stimulating hormone secretion, bergamot oil causes your body to find hormonal balance at an elevated level, relieving you of a fever.

Earl Grey Tea August 18 2017

Researchers have used concentrations of bergamot oil enzymes on the proteins infamous for disrupting healthy cholesterol balance, and found the oil to be very effective in lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol levels, while increasing "good" HDL cholesterol levels.

Cholesterol imbalance is one of the leading pathways to deadly heart disease, giving you yet another reason to love Earl Grey tea.

50 Shades of Earl Grey August 18 2017

Stephen Fry vs Her Majesty The Queen August 12 2017

I just read about a poll in the UK which asked people which celebrity they would like to take tea with, and strangely enough, Stephen Fry came out on top, with The Queen running a close second.

President Nixon August 10 2017

When President Nixon visited China in 1972, he was given 50g of Da Hong Pao Tea as a gift. His anger brewing, it was explained to him that this was half of China’s reserves at the time and was worth, in today’s money, about $250,000.

Detoxifying via green tea August 09 2017

In Traditional Chinese Medicine green tea is believed to detox the organs from harmful imbalances

The many books about Tea August 08 2017

I was delving through Amazon, and was spoilt for choice, as there are just so many books about the history of tea, the art of the tea ceremony, the health benefits of tea. I have read several of them, but still have many more to go. It is certainly a beverage with a background of amazing stories.

Iced Tea August 07 2017

An estimated 85% of the tea consumed in the United States is iced tea. Over 519 million pounds of tea are imported in the US each year.

The world's biggest tea drinkers per capita August 06 2017

I am told that Ireland is the number one, followed closely by Great Britain. Are we surprised?

What a lot of tea we drink August 05 2017

Over 1.42 million pounds of tea are estimated to be consumed in the United States every day. And again, these figures are almost a couple of years old. The actual amount will be much larger by now as I write this. Especially if you include me.

The size of the market August 04 2017

In 2005, the total value of the worldwide tea market was over $20 billion. I wonder what it is now?

Oxidation of tea August 03 2017

Black tea undergoes the longest process of oxidation. White tea undergoes the shortest.

Storing your tea August 02 2017

Because tea absorbs moisture, it is important to store loose tea or tea bags in a metal caddy or sealed jar.

World wide consumption of tea August 01 2017

I read that over 3 million tons of tea is produced every year worldwide, and this figure is almost a couple of years old, so it will no doubt be a high higher figure by now. I'm sure I'm responsible for at least a ton a year!

The progress of tea July 31 2017

It takes around 4 to 12 years for a tea plant to product seed. It takes about 3 years before a new plant is ready to harvest.

Tea needs rain July 30 2017

Tea plants need at least 50 inches of rain a year.

Mountainous tea areas July 29 2017

Most of the world's tea is grown in mountain areas 3,000 to 7,000 feet above sea level, and between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Other Tea-producing countries include Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

About the growth of tea plants July 28 2017

Just the top 1 or 2 inches of a mature plant, or the flushes of the plant, are picked to make tea. A new flush grows within 7 to 15 days during growing season.

The growth of tea plants July 27 2017

A tea plant can grow into a tree that is as tall as 52 feet if its leaves are not harvested. Cultivated plants are usually pruned to waist height for easy access when picking the tea.

Tea in other Nations July 25 2017

Tea is the national drink in Iran and Afghanistan. Green tea is consumed as a thirst quencher, and black tea as a warming beverage. Both are prepared with lots of sugars.

Thomas de Quincey July 23 2017

"Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities, will always be the favorite beverage of the intellectual."


On buying tea July 22 2017

"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy tea".



Teabags can freshen your carpets July 16 2017

To freshen a carpet, sprinkle dry loose leaf tea and let it sit for at least half an hour before vacuuming it up. It can make such a difference. (Keep your pets in a different room or this can turn into a chaotic scene).

Teabag fresheners July 15 2017

A dry teabag, either fresh or used, can work it's magic in absorbing odors in a trash can.