Facts about tea:
~ Tea contains half the amount of caffeine found in coffee.
~ The first book about tea was written by Lu Yu in 800 A.D
~ Apart from tourism, tea is the biggest industrial activity in India.
~ Tea is a natural source of fluoride that can help protect against tooth decay and gum disease.
~ 1.42 million pounds of tea are consumed per day in the United States.
~ An average of 3 billion cups of tea are consumed daily worldwide.
~ Tibetans drink tea made with salt and rancid yak butter.
~ Until the 19th century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
~ The Irish drink more tea per head than any other nation.
~ The invention of the tea bag is said to have resulted from the small silk sample bags used by Thomas Sullivan, a New York City tea merchant, in 1908 to send out to potential customers.
~ China is the world’s largest producer of tea, followed by India.
~ Black and green teas both come from the same plant, known by its botanical name Camellia sinensis.
~ There are about 1,500 varieties of Camellia sinensis.

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