Tea has been around for millennia. No one knows exactly who discovered it, but there are strong indications that drinking tea first became popular in Eastern nations before making its way into Europe and the Americas.
It’s not surprising that Asians were the first to drink tea. Most of the world’s tea crop is still grown in this region. China comes in first place for producing the most tea in the world, followed by India and Kenya. Ironically, none of these countries makes the list of the top five tea-drinking nations in the world today: Turkey, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Iran and Russia.
You can drink tea at any time of the day or night, although some teas are better for certain times. You can add lemon or honey to your brew or enjoy it plain and/or with a small snack on the side. Many drinkers prefer small cups that cool quickly, but you can drink from a large mug if you please.
Why Drink Tea?
Many people drink tea for the taste. This isn’t surprising, considering there are many flavors – both caffeinated and decaffeinated – to pick from. At the same time, tea has remained extremely popular for so long because it offers an amazing array of health benefits you won’t want to miss out on.
- Green tea is a superfood. It can soothe a sore throat, lower the risk of heart disease, regulate blood sugar levels, promote weight loss, alleviate depression, and more.
- Black tea is rich in antioxidants and good for your heart. It can also lower your blood pressure, improve gut health, and reduce the risk of stroke and cancer.
- Oolong tea is heart-healthy and lowers your risk of diabetes and cancer. It promotes weight loss, maintains good gut health, and strengthens your bones. It’s also good for your teeth.
Top-Tier Tea at Your Fingertips
Coffee is still king, and Americans drink more of this brew than tea, juice, and soda combined. Even so, tea shouldn’t be forgotten when considering drinks for the workplace.
BostonbeaN offers cutting-edge, touchless coffee machines that make an array of hot and cold brews. At the same time, the company provides tea brewers along with a host of tea flavors. Both are ideal options for any breakroom to ensure your workers have their drink of choice whenever they need it. Contact us to learn more about our coffee and tea brewing options, or to schedule an in-office demo at your convenience.