The latest tea facts + findings.

We do our best to keep up with and track of the most up-to-date tea information being reported. This includes new information on tea + health, caffeine studies, new product developments, tea growing regions, and general facts about what we love most: tea. Check back regularly for updates.


Tea + Caffeine

There is a lot of misinformation floating around about Caffeine levels in tea. We’d like to set the record straight. White tea scores higher on average than black or green, though a ‘high’ black or green could still beat a ‘low’ white. Research suggests that with steeping practice, you can modify caffeine intake whatever the tea you’re drinking.

7 Interesting Tea Facts

  1. The number of recommended cups of tea to drink each day is 4, this gives you optimal benefit.
  2. Tea was created more than 5000 years ago in China.
  3. The first book about tea was written by Lu Yu in 800 A.D
  4. Apart from tourism, tea is the biggest industrial activity in India.
  5. 98% of people take their tea with milk, but only 30% take sugar in tea.
  6. Approximately 80% of tea consumed in America is iced.
  7. The South and Northeast have the greatest concentration of tea drinkers .


12 Health Benefits of Tea (Camellia Sinensis)

  1. Helps prevent tooth decay - contains a solid dose of fluoride and works better than the antibiotic tetracycline. Also kills the greatest cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth: Streptococcus mutans.
    (Tokyo Dental College)
  2. Tea drinkers have lower blood pressure.
    (Archives of Internal Medicine, 2004)
  3. May lower cholesterol; protect against heart disease.
    (Journal of Nutrition, 2003)
  4. May slow the spread of prostate cancer.
    (Center for Human Nutrition at UCLA, 2004)
  5. May protect against cancer caused by smoking.
    (Journal of Nutrition, 2003)
  6. Green/white tea may fight colon cancer.
    (Linus Pauling Institute Study, 2003)
  7. May reduce risk of hypertension.
    (National Cheng Kung University Study,  2004)
  8. Believed to boost the body’s defenses.
    (National Academy of Sciences, 2003)
  9. Green tea may help kill leukemia cells.
    (Mayo Clinic, 2004)
  10. May delay Alzheimer’s Disease.
    (Newcastle University’s Medicinal Plant Research, 2004)
  11. 3 cups of Pu-erh a day for 30 days reduced lipids by 25%.
    (Institute of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
  12. Various studies have reported beneficial effects of regular tea consumption against squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.
    (NIH, 2013)