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In this section we address many interesting facts about tea, the beginnings of traditional tea customs, the paraphernalia used, short history of the tea bag (see history of tea for the full story).
It also covers some useful things to know about where tea fits into your healthy diet, but go to the Tea 4 Health section for more detailed scientific information on tea and health.
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Tea breaks are a tradition that have been with us for approximately 200 years.
80% of office workers now claim they find out more about what's going on at work over a cup of tea than in any other way.
By the middle of the 18th Century tea had replaced ale and gin as the drink of the masses and had become Britain's most popular beverage.
Tea contains half the amount of caffeine found in coffee.
The number of recommended cups of tea to drink each day is 4, this gives you optimal benefit.
Tea was created more than 5000 years ago in China.
Tea is a natural source of fluoride that can help protect against tooth decay and gum disease
The first book about tea was written by Lu Yu in 800 A.D
Tea firstly appeared in Europe thanks to Portuguese Jesuit Father Jasper de Cruz in 1560.
Tea has potential health maintainence benefits in cardiovascular disease and cancer prevention.
96% of all cups of tea drunk daily in the UK are brewed from tea bags.
Apart from tourism, tea is the biggest industrial activity in India.
98% of people take their tea with milk, but only 30% take sugar in tea.
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