Cup of tea – The Clog Market

CUP OF TEA.

Clog Market visitors love Lauren  The Market Tea Lady . You will find her at local Artisan markets around Manchester and at the Clog Market in Rawtenstall, April – Oct. Treat yourself to her pick and mix tea bag selection, you could also choose an affordable bespoke gift box and have it delivered (it’s the perfect gift). Lauren loves to chat with you about tea and she will always find you the perfect cup of tea. Customers please check out her website!

Why do we all love a cup of tea so much?

From the UK Tea &Infusions Association.

With 84% of the British population drinking tea and herbal infusions every day, there is an understandable thirst for knowledge on all aspects of tea. Here are a few answers to some of the most popular questions asked about tea.

Q: How many of cups of tea do the British drink each day?

A: 165 million cups daily or 60.2 billion per year.

Q: Are we now a coffee drinking nation?

A: No, the number of cups of coffee drunk each day is estimated at 70 million.

Q: Who is the largest per capita tea drinking nation?

A: Republic of Ireland followed by Britain.

Q: Who is the largest producer of tea in the world?

A: China with 2,230,000 tonnes, India is second with 1,191,100 tonnes, Kenya third with 399,210 tonnes (2015 production).

Q: What percentage of British tea is consumed from a tea bag?

A: 96%

Q: What percentage of tea is taken with milk?

A: 98%

Q: What is an antioxidant?

A: An antioxidant is a compound, which retards oxidation. In the body antioxidants can ‘soak up’ free radicals.

Q: What is a free radical?

A: Free radicals are unstable substances which can disrupt biochemical processes in the body and have been implicated in cancer and heart disease.

Q: Does tea contain antioxidants?

A: Tea, like fruit and vegetables is a natural source of polyphenols and flavonoids which have antioxidant activity.

Q: Does the addition of milk reduce the antioxidant value?

A: The addition of milk does not appear to affect the bioavailability of the tea flavonoids

Q: Do green and black teas come from different plants?

A: No, they both come from the same plant known by its botanical name Camellia sinensis.

Q: Does tea contain the same level of caffeine as coffee?

A: No, at least half the level of coffee.

Q: How do you produce decaffeinated tea?

A: Simply by “washing” the tea leaves towards the end of the production process in an organic solvent. The method is strictly governed by legal limits.

Q: How many varieties of tea are there?

A: UK Tea & Infusions Association estimates about 1,500 varieties of Camellia sinensis.

Q: Is green tea better for you than black tea?

A: Both varieties come from the plant Camellia sinensis and both have similar amounts of antioxidants and minerals.

Q: Why does tea refresh you in hot weather?

A: It simply raises the body temperature momentarily, you perspire and the perspiration on your skin creates a cooling effect.  Cold drinks quench your thirst but do not reduce your core temperature.

See you soon #TheClogMarket

Cup of tea

The market tea lady at many local artisan markets

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