Fun Facts About Tea (Part 2 of 3)
As we explore loose leaf tea a little more, we are discovering that it is very versatile. It can be served hot, cold, used for cooking, used to create great party libations, and was once used as currency. It also comes in a variety of appealing flavors and is sipped by users to both, liven up and to relax. There are so many interesting and fun facts about tea that we thought we should extend this series to share some more with you. Enjoy!
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- Have you ever wondered how the "tea" got put in the word "teaspoon"? It came about in the mid-1600s when tea was very costly, the small spoons were used to measure loose tea as to not waste any or use too much. Over time, the price of tea dropped and it is said the actual size of the teaspoon has increased since that time.
- What would you pay for a cup of tea? It is said that the most expensive cup of tea
- Move over wine, we have something else that wants to join the aging process. Although most types of premium loose leaf tea should be consumed shortly after it's drying, or fermenting process, there are some types of tea that like to hang around for a while. Pu-erh tea is one of them. This tea is sometimes aged more than 15 years and is exposed to bacteria, microflora, and oxygen--all of which are known to be a beneficial part of the aging process and add to the taste of the tea.
Everyone will find their favorite type of tea, but it's never too late to experiment with other things you learn about. Whether it's a flavored tea, an herbal tea blend, or an English tea, LoveTea.com offers a variety to choose from.
Do you have your own fun fact about tea? We welcome you to share!