1. Green tea is a herbal tea. Um no! And while I'm at it, green tea has caffeine in it, so though it's popular with many for speeding up your metabolism, if you're trying to avoid caffeine for health reasons, green tea isn't the way to go.
2. Tea refers to almost all hot beverages. In actuality this probably only holds true in the Caribbean but fun fact, in the Caribbean many hot drinks are considered tea besides tea including hot chocolate, Ovaltine, Milo and Horlicks.
3. Tea should only be steeped for 30 seconds. Okay no one probably says that, but if you watch people make tea (the staff room is my fave place for these stalkerish actions), you'll notice that a lot of people barely put the bag in before using their spoon to remove the bag. Sheesh, whats the rush? Let it sim simma...who got the keys to my Beemer. sorry, not sorry about that
4. Herbal teas and flavored teas are the same thing. No child. The two are actually very different. Herbal teas are made from various leaves, grasses, roots, barks, flowers etc and may or may not have flavorings added to them. Flavored teas are usually black or green teas with artificial or natural flavorings added to them and usually contain caffeine.
5. Teas are only popular with older people. Back in the day yes, but now young people have become loyal tea ambassadors, faithfully having multiple cups a day. Millennials are now the biggest buyers of tea because they choose it as a healthier beverage option, and desire all its functional and health benefits.
6. Black,green, white and oolong are all different types of tea. Kinda, sorta, not really. They are actually all from the same plant Camellia sinensis. The oxidation levels determine the different types, black being the most highly oxidized.
7. Green tea is the healthiest tea
Did you learn anything new? I’d love to hear from you. Leave it in the comments below!
Bonus...That Lipton is good tea.
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