Saturday, April 7, 2018

Something For Tea Lovers...!

I don't know about you, but I really like trivia...all kinds of trivia. Guess I think it makes me seem smarter than I really am.

Thi8s is a bit of trivia I picked up from the guys over at Listverse and it is especially for you tea lovers.

Tea Bags

The tea bag was yet another common household item that was invented entirely by accident. Around 1908, an American tea salesman began to bag tea rather than use the usual boxes. He did this to distribute the bags as samples, hoping to entice new customers.

People were meant to open the bags and pour the tea into the cup. Instead, the customers dunked the bags into the hot water, thus changing the way that tea was prepared for generations to come.

Although the US embraced the change, the UK did not take to it. Shortages during World War II also delayed the tea bag’s popularity, so they didn’t become a household item in the UK until the 1960s.

It is strange to discover that one of the most stereotypical British products was in fact an American invention. With an average of 165 million cups of tea consumed daily in Britain, it is safe to say that this accidental invention was a success!

Try as I might, I still wouldn't like tea instead of coffee in the mornings. Believe me, I have tried!

Coffee inside this morning. It has decided to turn cold again.


Dizzy-Dick said...

I definitely prefer coffee and it has to be black and triple strong. I use eight spoonfuls of ground coffee per cup. Yep, the spoon stands straight up in the cup (grin).

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
Sounds about like a good recipe to me, buddy!
Thanks for the visit this morning!

taminator013 said...

As much as I like a good, strong cup of tea on a cold day I still need my coffee as soon as I get up. A cup of coffee and five cigarettes for me. Breakfast of champions.............

Rob said...

I tried tea in the morning for 2 days then went back to coffee. I wonder if the guy patented the tea bag idea?
A good story!

HermitJim said...

Hey Taminator...
Sounds like my kind of breakfast.
Thanks for coming over this morning!

Hey Rob...
Let's hope he did. Would have made a fortune, for sure!
Thanks for topping by today!

Mamahen said...

I love my tea!!!However I was recently diagnosed with non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver and fatty liver. MY Dr told me 4-5 cups of coffee a day would be beneficial for my liver...Who knew?

HermitJim said...

Hey Mamahen...
Sorry to hear of your liver problems, but happy that you can find a bit of help from coffee.
Thanks for the visit today!

Judy said...

I drink both but tea is my preference. I'm semi-picky about my tea. I don't drink Earl Grey (don't like the taste of bergamot) or Jasmine flavored tea. Buying tip - the best place to get tea is the Indian grocery store. Their Lipton tea is a better quality than the Lipton you get in an ordinary grocery store.

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