Fun Fact Friday: Tea

Tea is wonderful. Feeling sad, tea. Feeling happy, have a cuppa. Want to solve world peace? Do it over a brew. There is nothing us Brits love more than tea. Turns out there are some pretty interesting facts lying in the bottom of a cup and since January is national tea month, it’s time we got to know a bit more about our favourite drink.

Stick the kettle on. ☕️

  1. Tea really is a cure all and we know this because it was originally marketed as a medicinal tonic. The first reference to tea drinking appears in a medical text by Hua To in 3AD.
  2. Ever wondered why a cuppa when you’re feeling blue always seems to help? That’s because tea contains L-Theanine, which relaxes you and aids your inner balance.
  3. It also helps to protect against heart disease, cancer and diabetes. It really is a magical drink!
  4. Really embrace the health benefits from your brew and drink four to five cups a day to enjoy the optimum health benefits. We’re looking out for you here.
  5. Alongside its medicinal properties, tea is pretty old. Legend has it tea was invented by Chinese Emperor Shennong in 2737BC.
  6. All over the world tea has given as a gift to the Gods. They know what’s up.
  7. Who doesn’t love a tea break? Add a digestive on the side and you’ve got a little slice of heaven. Brits have been having a tea break for the last 200 years.
  8. We’ve been drinking tea for 400 years and brought the tasty brew to the US – makes you question why American tea isn’t as good as it is here.
  9. Tea is also the second most consumed drink after water. Self-explanatory really.
  10. Finally, for brunettes looking for shinier and more fabulous locks then tea is your answer. After shampooing simply rinse cold black tea over your hair for extra softness and shine. Saves some money on conditioner!

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