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Tea Facts

  • Tea is the second-most-consumed beverage in the world

  • January is National Hot Tea Month

  • June is National Iced Tea Month. June 10 is National Iced Tea Day

  • September 21 is National Chai Day

  • Damp tea leaves can be used as a mosquito repellant. Place the damp tea leaves around the area you want mosquito free

  • Green tea is great for health and immunity. It’s high in antioxidants, can help reduce some forms of cancer, lower blood pressure, regulate blood sugar, reduce cardiovascular disease, and prevent tooth decay and gum disease

  • It takes around 2,000 tiny leaves to make just one pound of finished tea

  • Black, Oolong, Green, and White tea all come from Camellia sinensis plants. The difference lies in how the leaves are treated after they are harvested

  • It takes about three years before a new plant is ready to harvest for tea. It takes between four and twelve years for a tea plant to mature enough to produce seed

  • There are numerous health benefits when drinking tea. Benefits such as lower risks of stroke, lower risk of depression, a reduced chance of heart disease or a lower risk of diabetes and many more

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