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Ten great tea Facts.
A major Chinese ruler by the named Shen Nung was the first to discover Tea. The tale goes that in the year 2,750 bc the emporer was sitting under a tree having some water boiled for him when some leaves from the tea plant fell into the boiling hot water. The emporer decided to taste the fresh brew, enjoyed it and thousands of years later the same brew is enjoyed every day by millions of people all over the world.
We now know that consuming between a half and two cups of tea each and every day may help promote fertility by inhibiting abnormalities in our human chromosomes. In a recent test two hundred and fifty women drank as little as half a cup of tea per day and their pregnancy rates were twice those who did not.
In recent Australian studies CSIRO experts discovered that the occurrence of skin cancer in laboratory animals was greatly lowered when they were given black tea. It is thought that polyphenols which are very strong antioxidants and are contained in the tea are probably the most likely reason for this phenomenon.
The most expensive teabag in the world was commissioned for the 75'th anniversary of the UK PG TIPS tea corporation. The bag was filled with two hundred and eighty perfect diamonds and expensive rare edition tea leaves. The bag cost seven thousand five hundred pounds and was sold at auction in aid of a Children's hospital in the United Kingdom.
Tea is a great wart remover. The tannic acid that is in tea is thought to be just as effective in killing warts as most wart removers that you can bought over the counter at the local drug dispensary! Soak a black tea bag in boiling water, and then place the soggy bag on the wart itself for about 15 minutes at least twice every 24 hours. In time the wart will shrink and eventually dissolve.
In recent Dutch tests it was found that men who consumed black tea which contains catechins are fifty percent less likely to die of ischemic heart disease. This is when our arteries become clogged and are unable to fucntion as they should because of them becoming narrow.
To get rid of puffy eyes lie on the floor or wherever is suitable and place either a moist teabag or tea compress over both of your eyes and leave for about twenty minutes. Swelling around the eyes will disappear and your eyes will return to their former sparkling glory.
For a large number of years it has been known that men in Asian countries who consume green tea have very low instances of prostate cancer. Many prominent researchers think that this is due to green tea containing many powerful antioxidants and preventative anti-cancer agents
Tea comes from the leaves of a tree named Camellia sinensis. The 3 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.
Did you know that the nation of Turkey are mainly Tea drinker? In fact Turkey is now the globes number one country when it comes to consuming tea. Most Turks drink an amazing twenty to thirty cups per day each and tea is now practically their national drink.
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