Ten amazing things you donít know about Tea.Written by Lorraine Bevere
Legend has it that an ancient Chinese emperor was 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 exactly same and brewing process has never been interfered with.
In recent Australian studies CSIRO scientists found that 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 in tea are 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 over counter at local drug store! Soak a black tea bag in hot water, and then place damp bag on wart itself for fifteen minutes a couple of times each day. Slowly wart will shrink and soon disappear.
Tea comes from leaves of a tree called Camellia sinensis. The three main types of tea are Black, Oolong and Green. Herbal tea does not come from 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 CreamWritten by Alli Ross
To this day, history of ice cream remains a mystery. However, many say that 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 from Far East. However, regardless of where it came from, today's average American consumes 23.2 quarts of ice cream per year, with first ice cream parlor in America opening in 1776 in New York City.
So, which countries like ice cream most? The United States, New Zealand, Denmark, and Australia top list. The favorite flavor is 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 ; )