Cup of Tea

Cup of Tea

Finding The Best Tea Around The World

Finding the best tea is no easy task.
There are many varieties of tea such as black, green or oolong tea.
In the tea industry, experts use tea leaf grading so we can easily evaluate the quality of the tea leaves themselves.
Certain avid tea drinkers argue it's not just about the quality of the tea itself, but the tea cup from which the beverage is consumed from.
It is well documented that various nationalities use different tea cups for various purposes.
The British use a porcelain small tea cup, usually with a small handle.
Argentinians use a special gourd for the yerba mate, whilst Morrocans have their mint tea in a tall glass.
Source: You Could Travel

Cup of Tea

History of the Tea Bag

How could we live without tea bags?
These days, 96% of all the tea we drink comes ready to be popped in the pot or dunked in the mug.
Four-fifths of office workers say they learn more about what’s going on at work over a cup of tea than in any other way!
Tea bags were invented in America in the early 1900s, after a tea merchant called Thomas Sullivan hit on the idea of making up little silk bags containing samples of his teas, which he then sent round to his customers.
Some of them thought they should drop the bag into a pot, and so the tea bag was born. Sullivan went on to make the tea bags better – he switched from silk to gauze, to allow the flavour to escape more easily.
 source: The London Tea