Wednesday, January 2, 2008

~A Cup of Tea~

I don't know about you but I love a good cup of tea! especially on a cold Winter evening. My favorite kind of tea is without a doubt Peppermint. What's your favorite kind?

~A Few Facts About Tea~

~There are many kinds of tea but they all come from the same basic plant, called Camellia Sinensis. The differences between teas comes from different ways of processing, growing conditions, and geography.

~Herbal teas are made from roots, stems, herbs and seeds of a various of plants. They do not contain tea leaves from the Camellia Sinensis plant, so it's not a "true tea." Most herbal tea does not contain caffeine.

~The plant Camellia Sinesis that produces all types of true tea can grow to over 30 feet high, but most tea plantations keep the plant trimmed to about waist-height so the leaves can be picked easily at harvest time.

~Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world after water.

~Tea is grown in a total of 36 countries around the world.


Grace said...

Peppermint tea is my favorite too:) I love drinking tea, especially during this time of year.

Laura said...

I love tea, and enjoyed reading all the neat facts. Orange Spice is my most favorite with Peppermint close following.

Lydia said...

I think my favorite tea is red raspberry leaf. I also have really been enjoying Honey Vanilla Chamomile from Celestial Seasonings. Spiced Chai comes in a close third.

Anonymous said...

I love tea!
Especially mint tea, using leaves fresh from the garden!

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

I love mint tea!! I agree, gaden tea is very best!

Lady Ruth Ann said...

I haven't always liked hot tea, but it has grown on me and now I can sit down and relax with a cup! (however, that doesn't seem to be often...) Anyhow, my favorite is raspberry or orange spice. :)

The Chmelars said...

lovely post! i found your blog from our friends the bontrager family. i love tea also. earl gray tea is my favorite. our family has a tradition on thursdays... its our tea party day. we have tea at four o'clock complete with scones (other little tea party foods), fancy dresses, and candles. it's always a great time, great conversations, and giggles. great post.
tiffany chmelar

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Rebekah said...

Personally, my favorite tea is the one I make myself by steeping dried leaves from the mint plants I grow, then adding a spoonful of sugar. I'm not quite sure what kinds of mint they are, although I believe one is spearmint.