Tea Leaves

The TWM blog - something to read with a good cup of tea!


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On the show, Mike sits down with guests from around the world and discovers their stories.

Podcasters, Creative Artists and Entrepreneurs are amongst the many that have joined Mike in conversation, and shared their stories over a good cup of tea!

Category: Tea Facts

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"Boodies jewelers made a handcrafted diamond teabag worth $15,250. As the most expensive teabag in the world, it contains 280 diamonds and is being used to raise moeny for a children's charity in Manchester, England."

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"Green Tea is considered a Superfood. Besides its external healing properties, this type of tea is also regarded as a superfood. The term 'superfood' is used here to refer to any type of food or drinks with nutrients that ...

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"This fact will blow your mind especially if you are not a tea farmer. Most of the tea-producing plantations are located in places that have an altitude ranging from 3000-7000 feet above sea level."

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"The perfect water temperature varies by tea. Green and white teas require water of at least 150 degrees Farenheit, whilst the strongest variety, black, needs boiling water of 212 degrees Farenheit"

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"The world's most expensive tea is Da-Hong Pao. With a value of over $1.2 million per kilogram, these tea leaves come from the three bushes in the Wuyi mountains in China's Fujian province"

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"Does peppermint tea have caffeine? Unless blended with ingredients that contain caffeine, peppermint tea is caffeine free. However, it may still be the perfect choice for increasing the alertness without taking caffeinated ...

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"Green tea is touted to be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. It’s loaded with antioxidants that have many health benefits, which may include improved brain function, fat loss, protecting against cancer and ...

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"Not only is tea drunk in Burma, but it is also pickled to produce what is called lephet. This delicacy is served at social gatherings with other sides like shrimp, sesame seeds, garlic, peanuts and dried peas"

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"Compared to other types of teas, black tea undergoes the most oxidation processes and for a good reason. Most of the tea experts believe that black tea is actually at the end of the spectrum for its ability to produce ...

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"The London Tea Auction was an institution which lasted for 300 years. Tea was sold using the 'by the candle' system: bidding for lots went on until an inch of the candle had burnt away"

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"Tea is believed to have arrived in Europe thanks to a Portuguese Jesuit priest named Jasper de Cruz. He visited China in 1590 when Portugal was granted trading privileges with the country and was allowed to bring some ...

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"The largest teabag ever recorded weighed more than 550 pounds, measured 9.8x13 feet and could brew more than 100,000 cups of tea. This record was achieved by Ahmed Mohamed Saleh Baeshen and Company, the owner and founder ...

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