AFTERNOON TEA QUOTE MONDAY ON AFTERNOON TEA4TWO…

Here is a nice quote to start your week off with a nice cup of tea on Afternoon Tea4Two.

“It was a riveting battle…, although one where clotted cream, jam and scones were the weapons instead of the usual weapons instead of pistols, swords and knives.”
― Jen Turano, Diamond in the Rough

6 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT TEA YOU MAY NEVER HAVE HEARD OF…

1.In the 400-600’s demand for tea being used as a medicinal drink rose in China.

2. Tea in Japan during this period was rare and expensive, and enjoyed most by high priests and the aristocracy.

3. During 648-749 a Japanese Monk Gyoki planted the first tea bushes in 49 Buddhist temple gardens.

4. Buddhism and tea devotion spread and the Japanese Buddhist Saint and Priest Saicho and Monk Kubo Daishi, brought tea seeds and cultivation and manufacturing tips back from China and planted them in the gardens in Japanese temples.

5. In 951 a period when disease was rife, Kuya started Obukucha, green tea served at the New Year to ward off illness.

6. Tea is first mentioned in the ancient texts as an offering. In the Buddhist scriptures it is often spoken as an offering made to the Buddha.

TEN USES FOR COFFEE OTHER THAN FOR DRINKING… — IMAGES OF A HYGGE LIFESTYLE…

We all love our coffee but why not use it in your home and outside for other uses as well as drinking it. 1. Mix ½ cup of used coffee grounds with 2 tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil. Massage all over body while standing in the shower. Leave on for 10 minutes before […]

TEN USES FOR COFFEE OTHER THAN FOR DRINKING… — IMAGES OF A HYGGE LIFESTYLE…

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GUESS HOW MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEA THERE ARE IN THE WORLD?…

How many different types of tea are there in the world?

I LOVE TEA

There are over 20,000 different teas in the world, according to Mary Lou and Robert J. Heiss in The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook: A Guide to the World’s Best Teas.

They also say that Tea breaks are a tradition that have been with us for approximately 200 years, and by the mid 18th C tea replaced ale and gin as the drink of the masses to become Britain’s most popular beverage.

Tea is also a natural source of fluoride that can help protect against tooth decay and gum disease.

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