Who can expect a good morning without having a cup of Tea? I think no one. A very typical scene of the morning is a teacup in one hand and a newspaper in another. We are habituated to see this. Tea has an evergreen attachment to us. We love Tea either at home or in the office. From entertaining a guest to a road shop, everywhere we cannot imagine anything without Tea. Moreover, it has become the most common culture to serve a guest with Tea.
How tea influences us?
Tea has an amazing appeal to everybody. There must have at least a tong (a small teashop) in every corner of Bangladesh we see. Besides, not only in Bangladesh but also around the world, we see how popular Tea is. Most of the people cannot deny the offer of tea at least. It extends the time of gossiping for sure. It has become the center of attention when it comes in front of us.
Famous English writer Douglas Adams once said, “A cup of tea would restore my normality.” Like Douglas, countless people cannot run a day without a cup of Tea. A cup of tea can be a person’s friend of weal and woe. When life is stuck for a while, people sit down hopelessly and try to find happiness in a cup of Tea. It will never lose its amazing attraction to us.
Types of Tea
There are so many types of Tea. But the question is, how much do we know about the variation of the Tea? If you search on the internet, you will find that Tea is the most popular drink. It is a type of hot drink. Tea leaf is being processed into powders and then boiled with hot water. From teenagers to olds, almost everyone likes to have Tea.
There are several types of Tea. Here is a list of some types of teas:
- Black Tea
- Green Tea
- White Tea
- Yellow Tea
- Herbal Tea
- Oolong Tea
- Fermented Tea
- Masala Tea
- Milk Tea
- Orange Tea
- Matcha Tea
- Hibiscus Tea
- Rainbow tea etc.
History of Tea
Tea was originated in China. Once, approximately in 2737 BC, the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung was sitting in nature. His servant brought him boiled water. Nevertheless, suddenly, some sorts of leaves fell in his boiled water. Thus, from that, Tea was invented. Nowadays, on almost all continents, people love Tea In Bangladesh, Sylhet is called ” ekti pata duti kori ” only because of producing Tea.
They supply countries wide Tea across every corner of the country. Once I was happened to visit Shamsher Nagar, Sylhet . My uncle was the chief accountant of Dankan Brother’s. It is to mention that Dankan Brother is one of the largest Tea exporting company to England since the British regime. I saw how things are done on the machine. Labor collects the tea leaves from the tea garden. After that, they dry the leaves and process it through a machine to produce Tea.
How can Tea be effective for your health?
Tea does not only have a great taste but also has a good impact on our health. Here are some points on the importance of Tea on health:
- Tea reduces stress.
- It increases the endurance of exercise.
- Tea decreases the risk of heart disease.
- Antioxidants in Tea help fighting cancer.
- It decreases the damage of DNA.
- Tea hydrates the body.
- It works as a refreshment for us.
- Tea lowers the risk of Parkinson’s disease.
- It protects us from UV rays.
- Tea is helpful for patients who have type 2 diabetes.
- It also counteracts the negative effects of smoking.
- Tea contains lower caffeine that improves our affectivity.
- Tea is a great drink for increasing our immune system.
From a variety of tea types, green tea has many more benefits than the other Teas. A Green is good for the skin, bones, body. It helps to reduce body fat. That’s why green tea is used as a weight loss solution. Besides, green tea can protect our bones from loss and make them strong. Therefore, whatever the type of Tea we drink, it is a must for us.
How Tea contributes to the economy
In the case of health and the case of economics, Tea is of great help. China is producing more Tea than any other country in the world. In 2019, they produced almost 1.8 million metric tons of green tea. They are the largest Tea exporter too. Then comes India’s place, followed by Indonesia. Assam is the world’s largest coherent Tea growing area.
Every year, these countries earn a lot from the tea industry. Moreover, the tea industry is a broad sector that creates employment scopes for a lot of rural people. Bangladesh is also remarkable in tea production. In Sylhet, Tea is cultivated in plenty. Bangladesh produces Tea to cope with the country’s needs and also exports the excess Tea to foreign countries.
When should you limit drinking Tea?
Again, everyone knows that excess of anything is bad. Therefore, excess having Tea has also side effects on our health. Here are some side effects of Tea listed:
- Reduces iron absorption
- Caffeine, in the long run, increases restlessness.
- Cause of poor sleep.
- Create pregnancy complications
- Caffeine dependence.
In a word, some people become addicted to Tea, as there is caffeine. However, not all these side effects would attack if Tea were taken in a limited amount.
Therefore, Tea is not just a drink for some people; it is an emotion. In the busy lifestyle of this modern era, family members gather in one place for drinking Tea. Reunions are held in the name of a tea invitation. People call friends and relatives over a tea invitation to pass their leisure. Rural people argue over politics and sports in the local teashops. So many memories are involved in drinking Tea. That’s why some people claim that Tea is the most important drink after water.