The tea dealers of the United Arab Emirates claim that this drink is highly appreciated in their country because it reduces the food appetite. This makes tea ideal for diets and for those who want to keep fit. The tea contains natural antioxidants that prevent heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis.
The experts also recommend not throwing away the old tea. It can be put into the refrigerator for absorbing the bad smell or it can be used as fertilizer for the plants in the garden. Also the unpleasant odors from shoes can be removed using tea bags with strong flavor. Not only “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but also the tea. The UAE tea dealers explain that a cup of tea contains the same amount of antioxidants as 10 cups of apple juice. Also it is well known the fact that the tea leaves are a natural way to ward off mosquitoes. The tea leaves should be wet and used in rooms where people want to remove mosquitoes.
But the tea dealers say that this drink has an interesting story too. The "Inventor" of tea is the Chinese Emperor called Shen Nung. It is said that, during a trip, a leaf from a tree reached the emperor’s cup which was filled with hot water. He immediately appreciated the new taste and because he recovered quickly from a bad cold, he thought that the tea is a magic drink. People think that this story took place in 2737 BC.
In England the tea reached around 1650 and the habit of drinking tea was introduced by the princess Catherine of Braganza, through her marriage to the future King Charles II of England. In France tea reached around 1636 and in Russia after 1638. The oldest teahouse in the world is in Japan and is named "Tea House Tsuen". It was founded by a retired samurai and people all over the world appreciate the taste of its tea selections.
Sometimes the tea is like gold. The most expensive tea in the world is a rare Chinese tea called Tieguanyin, which costs around 3,000$ / 1 kilogram. The tea is named after the Buddhist deity Guan Yin and it is served only in luxurious places.