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Tea Trivia

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FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE1. Tea is an infusion made by steeping processed leaves, buds, or twigs of the tea bush, Camellia sinensis, in hot water for several minutes.

  • True or False?

2. The four basic types of true tea are black tea and oolong tea. What is NOT a C. sinensis tea?

  • Green tea
  • White tea
  • Herbal tea

3. Camellia sinensis is an evergreen plant that grows mainly in tropical and sub-tropical climates.

  • True or False?

4. Only the top 1-2 inches of the mature plant are picked. These buds and leaves are called flushes. During the growing season, how many days does a plant grow a new flush?

  • 1 to 2 days
  • 3 to 5 days
  • 7 to 10 days

5. Almost all teas in bags and most other teas sold in the West are pure tea and not blends.

  • True or False?

6. Experts believe Tea originated in southeast Asia, the point of confluence of the lands of northeast India and north Burma. What are is NOT in the area?

  1. Southwest China
  2. Tibet
  3. Philippians

7. China is considered to have the earliest records of tea drinking. Recorded tea use in its history dating back to what period?

  • First millennium BC
  • First millennium
  • Second millennium BC

8. The earliest known references to green tea in Japan are in a text written by a Buddhist monk. When was the time?

  • 2 B.C.
  • 9th century
  • 1st century

9. The importing of tea into Britain began in the 1660s with the king�s marriage of with the Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza where she brought to the court the habit of drinking tea. Who was the king?

  • King Henry VIII
  • King Charles II
  • King Harry II

10. The escalation of tea British importation and sales over the period 1690 to 1750 is mirrored closely by the increase in importation and sales of what other product?

  • Cane sugar
  • Kola Nuts
  • Vanilla

Tea Trivia
[Answers]

  • 1. True
  • 2. Herbal tea
  • 3. True
  • 4. 7 to 10 days
  • 5. False. They are blends.
  • 6. Philippians
  • 7. First millennium BC
  • 8. 9th century
  • 9. King Charles II
  • 10. Cane sugar

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