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Tea&Coffee Festival


  • Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to Asia

 Tea&Coffee Festival facts

  • After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world
  • There are many different types of tea; some teas, like Darjeeling and Chinese greens, have a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour, while others have vastly different profiles that include sweet, nutty, floral or grassy notes
  • Tea originated in Southwest China, where it was used as a medicinal drink
  • It was popularized as a recreational drink during the Chinese Tang dynasty, and tea drinking spread to other East Asian countries
  • Portuguese priests and merchants introduced it to Europe during the 16th century
  • During the 17th century, drinking tea became fashionable among Britons, who started large-scale production and commercialization of the plant in India to bypass the Chinese monopoly
  • The phrase herbal tea usually refers to infusions of fruit or herbs made without the tea plant, such as steeps of rosehip, chamomile, or rooibos
  • These are also known as tisanes or herbal infusions to distinguish them from "tea" as it is commonly understood

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