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What sorts of the tea exist? What national ways of drinking tea do you know?
Annual amount of produced tea is 4, 5 million tons, and around half of amount produced belongs to China and India.
There are four main types of tea: white, green, oolong, and black. But all of them belong to the same plant – Camellia Sinensis.
According to legend, tea was discovered by the Chinese emperor Shen Nung in 2737 BC, so it is officially over 4750 years old.
In China tea was first used as a medicine – it regulates cholesterol levels, normalizes heartbeat, contains a spoonful of antioxidants and even prevents cavities in your teeth.
Chinese word chá 茶 is pronounced differently in the various Chinese languages, such as chá in Mandarin, zo and dzo in Wu Chinese, and ta and te in Min Chinese. 茶
Since tea is an important part of Oriental culture, they have a lot of sayings and proverbs about it. One of them is “A hasty person drinks tea with a fork”
Tea bags and iced tea were both invented in the United States in 1904.
Tea bricks were used as currency by many Oriental nations, including the nations of Syberia
Tea is now one of the most popular drinks of the world. It’s second most consumed drink after pure water
For many centuries each culture has developed its own culture of tea and its own ceremonies and recipes of drinking tea. Here are some of them.
The favorite tea of Chinese is Pu-erh tea. It comes in solid tea cubes or balls.
Japanese Matcha is a green powdered tea that can also be used as dye for some foods like noodles
Darjeeling, or Tee Champagne – is the favorite drink in India, its name comes from one of the regions of India where it is traditionally gathered.
Tibetan tea is cooked with milk, Yak butter and salt. It tastes bitter
Hong Kong - here they add some condensed milk to the tea and chill it with ice cubes
Tea in Taiwan is served with tapioca – a starch product made from the tropical roots, that makes the tea jelly-like
Masala chai originated in India but is mostly known for its Pakistani version. It’s brewed in milk with cinnamon, cardamom and ginger added
Tea in Mongolia is cooked in a flat pot with milk and salt added
Thailand tea is also traditionally cooked with milk, ice and herbs, and is the most popular local refreshing drink.
Malaysian tea is also served cold and with milk, and it is brewed with a lot of sugar as a dessert.
Qatar tea is boiled twice with milk and brown cane sugar
In Kuwait the hot black tea with cardamom and saffron is very popular
In Mauritania tea ceremony they use three cups, starting without sugar and ending with very sweetened tea
Moroccan mint tea
In South Africa they found a replacement for the tea herb - rooibos is a local plant that when brewed results in a bright red herbal tea
In Turkey, which is now the most tea-drinking country in the world, the tea is served in small glass with a piece of sugar on a spoon
Egyptians like their tea black and without sugar. Second most popular tea is the herbal one made from hibiscus plant
Russian tea is traditionally brewed in kettle called samovar - and served with lemon or other sour fruits
British tea is the tea with milk. But, unlike the picture shows, the hot tea is poured into milk, not otherwise
In the south of the USA the favorite tea is an Iced tea, which is usually served unsweetened and with lemon – and of course, iced!
Mate (or Cimarron) as it is called in Argentina, is a drink brewed from Yerba Mate herb. It is cooked in a special pot and drunk from it through a spoonstraw called Bombilla.
1. Are you a tea or a coffee person? 2. What kind of tea do you like the most and how do you drink it? 3. Is there any tea ceremony in your family? 4. What kind of exotic tea mentioned have you tried and would like to try? 5. What kind of tea would you not like to try at all?
1. Why do you think people like tea so much? 2. What are the health benefits of drinking tea? 3. What is the difference between green and black tea? 4. What herbal teas do you know? 5. What other herbal drinks are popular in Ukraine?
As you can imagine, the tea has been a part of most cultures for thousands of years. What other ways of using tea do you know? And how have you used it?
Cool sunburned skin What can you do when you forget to use sunscreen and have to pay the price with a painful burn? A few wet tea bags applied to the affected skin will take out the sting. This works well for other types of minor burns (i. e. , from a teapot or steam iron) too. If the sunburn is too widespread to treat this way, put some tea bags in your bathwater and soak your whole body in the tub. Drain a boil with a boiled tea bag! Cover a boil with a wet tea bag overnight and the boil should drain without pain by the time you wake up next morning. Relieve your tired eyes Revitalize tired, achy, or puffy eyes. Soak two tea bags in warm water and place them over your closed eyes for 20 minutes. The tannins in the tea act to reduce puffiness and soothe tired eyes.
Reduce razor burn Ouch! Why didn’t you remember to replace that razor blade before you started to shave? To soothe razor burn and relieve painful nicks and cuts, apply a wet tea bag to the affected area. And don’t forget to replace the blade before your next shave. Get the gray out Turn gray hair dark again without an expensive trip to the salon or the use of chemical hair dyes. Make your own natural dye using brewed tea and herbs: Steep 3 tea bags in 1 cup boiling water. Add 1 tablespoon each of rosemary and sage (either fresh or dried) and let it stand overnight before straining. To use, shampoo as usual, and then pour or spray the mixture on your hair, making sure to saturate it thoroughly. Take care not to stain clothes. Blot with a towel and do not rinse. It may take several treatments to achieve desired results. Condition dry hair To give a natural shine to dry hair, use a quart (liter) of warm, unsweetened tea (freshly brewed or instant) as a final rinse after your regular shampoo.
Soothe those bleeding gums The child may be all smiles later when the tooth fairy arrives, but right now those bleeding gums are no fun whatsoever. To stop the bleeding and soothe pain from a lost or recently pulled tooth, wet a tea bag with cool water and press it directly onto the site. Relieve baby’s pain from injection Is the baby still crying from that recent inoculation shot? Try wetting a tea bag and placing it over the site of the injection. Hold it gently in place until the crying stops. The tannic acid in the tea will soothe soreness. You might try it on yourself the next time an injection leaves your arm sore. Stop foot odor Put an end to smelly feet by giving them a daily tea bath. Just soak your tootsies in strongly brewed tea for 20 minutes a day and say good-bye to offensive odors.
Tenderize tough meat Even the toughest cuts of meat will melt in your mouth after you marinate them in regular black tea. Here’s how: Place 4 tablespoons black tea leaves in a pot of warm (not boiling) water and steep for 5 minutes. Strain to remove the leaves and stir in 1/2 cup brown sugar until it dissolves. Set aside. Season up to 3 pounds (1. 5 kilograms) meat with salt, pepper, onion, and garlic powder, and place it in a Dutch oven. Pour the liquid over the seasoned meat and cook in a preheated 325°F (165°C) oven until the meat is fork tender, about 90 minutes. Clean wood furniture and floors Freshly brewed tea is great for cleaning wood furniture and floors. Just boil a couple of tea bags in a quart (liter) of water and let it cool. Dip a soft cloth in the tea, wring out the excess, and use it to wipe away dirt and grime. Buff dry with a clean, soft cloth.