10 Interesting Facts About
by Lorraine Bevan
Tea comes from the leaves of a
tree called Camellia sinensis. The three main types of tea are
Black, Oolong and Green. Herbal tea does not come
from the leaves of a tea plant, therefore, is not considered to
be real tea. Roots, stems, flowers
and parts of plants are used to make herbal tea.
in the Netherlands have shown that men who drink black tea
which contains catechins are 50 percent less likely to die of
ischemic heart disease. This takes place when our arteries
become clogged and are unable to work properly because of
Recent studies have shown that drinking between one and two
cups of tea per day may promote fertility by stopping
abnormalities in our chromosomes. In a recent test 250 women
drank as little as half a cup of tea per day and their
pregnancy rates were twice as high as those who did not.
To cure puffy eyes lie in a horizontal position and place
either a moist teabag or tea compress over both eyes and leave
for about 20 minutes. The swelling around the eyes will to your
amazement disappear and your eyes will return to their former
Tea will absorb odors around it. Here is a tip for removing
food odors from your hands. Pour some tea over your hands and
the tea will remove all odors from your fingers, and leave them
smelling great. It even works great with fish odors!
Black tea bags can be used to treat planter warts. Tannin in
tea is acidic and can be just as effective in removing warts as
various over the counter wart removers! Leave a cooled bag on
the wart for about 15 minutes three times daily and slowly the
wart will shrink and disappear.
Scientists have reported for many years that men in Asian
countries who drink green tea have very low instances of
prostate cancer. Many prominent researchers believe that this
is due to green tea containing many powerful antioxidants and
preventative anti-cancer agents.
In recent Australian studies CSIRO scientists found that the
occurrence of skin cancer in laboratory mice was greatly
reduced when they were given black tea. It is thought that
polyphenols which are very strong antioxidants and are
contained in the tea are the most likely reason for this
Tea can be used to soothe burns and sunburns. Put wet tea bags
onto the affected areas or keep in place with gauze. You can
also put tea into your bath water. This works for other types
of burns as well.
The costliest teabag ever was created for the 75'th anniversary
of the PG TIPS tea company. The bag was filled with two hundred
and eighty diamonds and expensive limited edition tea leaves.
The bag cost 7,500 pounds and would be auctioned to raise money
for a Children's hospital in Britain.
About the Author: Lorraine Bevere is the
owner and operator of FOG Tea, a worldwide Tea Directory and
a premier source of information about tea. For more
information, go to: http://fogtea.com