Tea Faq: Some Common Questions
There are many fun facts to know about tea. Some of the most frequently asked questions about it are listed below...
Q: How much is consumed annually in the United States?
A: About 2.5 billion gallons was consumed in 2007.
This is probably higher today because of various health benefits being heavily advertised.
Most Americans prefer the black tea over the other types.
Q: How much is consumed in the United Kingdom each year?
A: About 60.2 billion cups are consumed there in a year.
Q: In what form do Americans drink tea the most - hot or iced?
A: About 85% of the tea drinkers like it iced in the United States.
Q: What parts of the United States drink the most of this drink?
A: The Southern and Northeastern parts of the United States hold the highest number of the country's tea drinkers.
Q: What is the history of it? How old is it?
A: Shen-Nung, who was a Chinese Emperor in the year 2737 BC, discovered tea. This makes it over 5,000 years old.
Q: What are the different types and where does each come from plant wise?
A: Green, black, white, and oolong are the different varieties of tea.
These all come from the same plant though which is called Camellia sinensis.
The different processing is mostly what makes the varieties differ from each other.
Q: What country is the world's leading producer as far as tea goes?
A: China leads the other countries in production; in 2008 it produced 1,200,000 tons of it.
Q: How many varieties are there?
A: It is estimated that there is around 1,500 different varieties.
Q: Which has more caffeine coffee or tea?
A: Coffee has twice the caffeine that tea does.
Q: Does much does it cost?
A: When fixed at home common tea only runs around $.03 a cup. It is very affordable even for those on a budget.
Hopefully through these fun tea faq have helped you learn more about this drink.
Now that you know some of the history and other information on it maybe you will have a renewed enjoyment of it.