White, Green, Oolong and Black tea all come from the same type of tree.
All White, Green, Oolong, and Black tea come from the evergreen shrub, Camellia sinensis.
Which of the below does NOT apply to Earl Grey tea?
Earl Grey was originally a blended black tea although today people may refer any tea blended with bergamot oil as Earl Grey. It was name after the second Earl Grey who was the British Prime Minister in the 1830’s. Although legend credited the creation of the tea by the Chinese as a gift to the Earl Grey, the certainty of the origin is unknown. Jacksons of Piccadilly was the first tea merchant to produce the tea, but they did not create the tea blend.
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What is the origin of the word “cake”?
“Cake” is of Viking origin, from Old Norse “kaka” which was related to cook.
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White tea is made with tea leaf buds covered in fuss that appears silverish white. It is the most delicate of all tea and has a mild flavor. They are mainly produced in the Fujian province of China.
Which of the below does NOT apply to Orange Pekoe?
Orange Pekoe does not contain any orange components. It was created to grade the size and quality of leaves. Orange Pekoe is a black tea.
Who is credited with making the tea-drinking custom popular in England?
Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese Infanta, was married to Charles II. Tea was already popular in the Portuguese court. She made tea-drinking popular as it was her prefered drink.
Who is credited with the creation of afternoon tea?
Anna Maria Stanhope, the Duchess of Bedford, one of Queen Victoria’s lady-in-waiting, is credited with the creation of afternoon tea. At the time, dinner was served very late. She asked to be served afternoon tea to tie over the hunger.
Who is credited with the invention of tea bags?
Thomas Sullivan was a New York tea and coffee merchant during the early 1900’s. Merchants used to send tea samples in tins. Thomas Sullivan decided to send the samples in paper packages to cut cost. The customers who received the sample, instead of troubling themselves with taking the tea out of the package, decided to put the entire package with paper into hot water. Sullivan started marketing tea bags after realizing this new way of brewing tea.
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Why was the phrase “dish of tea” used in the old times?
Believe it or not, during the Victorian time, people used to pour their tea into the saucer to cool the tea and drink from the saucer dish. During that time, the tea cups did not have handles and therefore could burn the fingers. As a result, people would pour their tea into the saucer dish instead of holding the cup.
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Where does the phrase “tea and sympathy” come from?
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This phrase is based on the 1953 stage play “Tea and Sympathy” by Robert Anderson.