Did you know that tea bags were an accident?! Or that the UK is NOT the biggest tea-drinking nation…

Tea time! Most of us love a good cup of hot tea on a cold day, or some soothing Rooibos before bed. Tea is the second-most widely consumed drink besides water around the world. But there was a time were tea drinking was considered dangerous.

Yes, in the 17th century, doctors thought that heating up your insides could make you ill. And in Ireland, women were discouraged from drinking tea because it distracted them from ‘domestic duties’… can you even?!

There are six main types of tea (green tea, yellow tea, white tea, oolong tea, black tea and pu-erh te), but over 3000 different varieties.

Watch the fascinating video above to learn more about the wonderful world of tea!

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