Ten amazing things you donít know about Tea.

Written by Lorraine Bevere


Legend has it that an ancient Chinese emperor wasrepparttar first to discover Tea when some leaves were blown by chance into a bowl contain some boiling hot water. The tea we drink today is exactlyrepparttar 135486 same andrepparttar 135487 brewing process has never been interfered with.

In recent Australian studies CSIRO scientists found thatrepparttar 135488 occurrence of skin cancer in laboratory mice was greatly reduced when they were given black tea. It is thought that polyphenols which are very strong antioxidants and are contained inrepparttar 135489 tea arerepparttar 135490 most likely reason for this phenomenon.

Tea can be used to kill warts. The tannic acid found in tea is said to be just as effective in killing warts as many wart removers that you can purchase overrepparttar 135491 counter atrepparttar 135492 local drug store! Soak a black tea bag in hot water, and then placerepparttar 135493 damp bag onrepparttar 135494 wart itself for fifteen minutes a couple of times each day. Slowlyrepparttar 135495 wart will shrink and soon disappear.

Tea comes fromrepparttar 135496 leaves of a tree called Camellia sinensis. The three main types of tea are Black, Oolong and Green. Herbal tea does not come fromrepparttar 135497 leaves of a tea plant, therefore, is not considered to be real tea. Roots, stems, flowers and parts of plants are used to make herbal tea.

In recent Dutch studies it was found that men who drink black tea which contains catechins are 50 percent less likely to die of ischemic heart disease. This is when our arteries become clogged and are unable to work as they should because of them becoming narrow.

Fun Facts about Ice Cream

Written by Alli Ross


To this day,repparttar history of ice cream remains a mystery. However, many say thatrepparttar 135415 first ice cream is credited to Emperor Nero of Rome. It was a mixture of snow, nectar, fruit pulp, and honey. Others proclaim that Marco Polo, a 13th century adventurer, brought ice cream to Europe fromrepparttar 135416 Far East. However, regardless of where it came from, today's average American consumes 23.2 quarts of ice cream per year, withrepparttar 135417 first ice cream parlor in America opening in 1776 in New York City.

So, which countries like ice creamrepparttar 135418 most? The United States, New Zealand, Denmark, and Australia toprepparttar 135419 list. The favorite flavor isrepparttar 135420 classic vanilla. Then comes chocolate, strawberry, neapolitan, and chocolate chip.

How do these line up with your own list of favorites?

The most popular topping for ice cream ---- chocolate syrup. Who would of thought ; )

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