So the New Year has arrived and after over loading on the festive food over the Christmas period there is nothing better when you get back to work than sitting down to discussing wooden climbing frames with colleagues over a hot, steaming cup of tea.
Tea is known as an aromatic beverage which originated from China as a medical drink, drinking tea became popular in Britain during the 17th century and was the then introduced to India by the Brits.
Tea helps contribute to a variety of health benefits including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer.
Here are some facts about Tea;
- Tea breaks are a tradition that has 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
- Tea firstly appeared in Europe thanks to Portuguese Jesuit Father Jasper de Cruz in 1560.
- 96% of all cups of tea drunk daily in the UK are brewed from tea bags.
What is your favourite Tea?… Would love to hear from you!