With all the amazing kinds of tea and the numerous benefits to drinking it, we at Nutcracker Sweet can understand why tea is so popular. Legend has it that tea was first invented when Chinese Emperor Shen Nung in 2737 B.C.E., when a tea leaf accidentally fell into the bowl of hot water he was drinking. Since then, tea has taken the world by storm and become the most consumed beverage in the world next to water!
Tea has been a staple of pantries all around the world for centuries. Tea used to be seen as a medicinal tonic that could cure many ailments! It is an important part of many cultures and can be enjoyed in lots of different ways. Cooking with tea, pairing tea with the right edibles, and on it’s own with milk and a little sugar are just a few of the zillions of ways
Tea has various health benefits and has been hailed as an excellent way to get your antioxidants. In fact, one serving of tea has as many antioxidants as 7 glasses of orange juice! It’s also very low in caffeine and has no calories, preservatives, or additives, so drinking tea is a delicious and healthy activity!
Social get-togethers are always enhanced by a pot of tea. The tea social is a tradition pretty much anywhere and it’s a time you’ll look forward to! Catch up with your friends, warm up in the cold weather and even gossip a little! A nice cup of tea and a snack brings friends together and is a perfect bonding experience. Throw a tea party today!