Know Where Your Cup of Tea Comes From
Tea lovers would appreciate every cup of tea more if they could learn that the finest tea come from the finest estate tea gardens all the world. Estate tea gardens are smaller pockets of gardens where the tea plant Camellia sinensis are grown. These estate tea gardens are usually found in areas where the climate is perfect for growing fine tea. These are usually in the colder parts of the world such as the hills of Sri Lanka, India, Japan, China, Taiwan, the Himalayas and the coast of Africa.
The tea plant will grow new buds and leaves, called flushes, every seven to ten days during the growing season. Only the bud and top two leaves or about the top 1-2 inches of the mature plant are leaves, leaf buds, and internodes of the Camellia sinensis are carefully handpicked and prepared on these estate tea gardens, to be ready for shipment to other countries around the world. The United Kingdom, Turkey and Ireland are the. three biggest tea drinkers of the world per capita. This beverage can be enjoyed hot or cold, and could give a calming and soothing feeling with every sip of tea.
In some parts of the world, serving a cup of tea is a token of hospitality. This beverage is widely embraced as part of many people’s daily meal. Research indicates that a cup of tea may aid in digestion and could give that relaxing feeling. Taken hot or cold, every cup of this beverage is good for all ages and would also bring some health benefits.
Tea may come in many different varieties, the most common of which are the yellow tea, green tea, black tea, oolong tea and the pu-erth. Pu-erth is known to have medicinal use, while the rest of the varieties are among the most common varieties which come from the same plant called Camelia sinensis.
The herbal tea variety would be a fusion of clowers, fruits, herbs, or other materials from plants which would not contain Camellia sinensis. Other variety called ‘red tea’ is a fusion of the black variety from Africa’s rooibos plant and would not have the Camellis Sinensis in it.
Tea is also known to give health benefits to those who are regular drinkers of this beverage. There are published medical studies which discuss the medical benefits of this beverage including aiding weight loss, reducing the risk of cancer, may have a beneficial effect on the complications of diabetes, may help prevent hypertension, among many other benefits.