The British Royal Society of Chemistry recommends adding tea to milk, and not the other way around, as adding milk to tea results in “significant denaturation” of the milk, adversely affecting flavor.
After the Boston Tea Party, many Americans switched to drinking coffee during the Revolutionary War because drinking tea had become unpatriotic.
From 1897 until 1996 the federal government had a board of tea testers whose job was to make sure that imported tea was good enough to be sold in the US.
A recent trend in Taiwan is to drink tea made with cheese.
Tea was so important for morale in the British army that in 1942 the UK bought the entire world’s crop of tea.
Southern sweet tea was originally used to show wealth, as tea, ice, and sugar were all very expensive at the time.
There is a tea that costs $1,025,000 per kilogram.
Charles Grey, the Second Earl Grey, established real democracy in Britain, abolished slavery throughout the empire, and is only remembered as a tea blend.
George Orwell loved a cup of tea so much that in 1946 he published a guide to making it called “A Nice Cup Of Tea”.
The invention of tea bags was an accident/misunderstanding. Tea was meant to be removed from the bags before being used, but nobody told the first recipients that…