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Tea II Trivia

Choose an answer from the three choices and True or False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE1. Marco Polo records the deposition of a Chinese minister of finance in 1285 for his arbitrary increase of the tea taxes.

  • True or False?

2. What is the most common fault when making black tea?

  • Too low a temperature
  • Too high a temperature
  • Too short a brewing time

3. What temperature of water should green tea be brewed with?

  • High (212 F)
  • Medium (194 F to 212 F)
  • Low (176 F to 185 F)

4. It is common to brew the same Oolong tea leaves three to five times, the third steeping usually being the best.

  • True or False?

5. Many teas are traditionally drunk with milk. These teas tend to be very weak varieties which can not be tasted through the milk, such as Assams, or the East Friesian blend.

  • True or False?

6. Other popular additives to tea include sugar or honey, lemon, and fruit jams. In colder regions such as Mongolia, Tibet and Nepal, what is a choice additive?

  • Maple syrup
  • Butter
  • Cranberry Juice

7. In the world's consumption of drinks, what is the world�s largest?

  • Alcohol
  • Tea
  • Coffee

8. In 1907, an American tea merchant began distributing samples of his tea in small silk bags with a drawstring. Who was the merchant?

  • Hap Arnold
  • Tim Norton
  • Thomas Sullivan

9. Instant tea was developed in the 1930s. When did it become commercialized?

  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s

10. Black tea stored in a bag inside a sealed opaque canister. How long may it keep?

  • Six months
  • 1 year
  • 2 years

Tea II Trivia
[Answers]

  • 1. True
  • 2. Too low a temperature
  • 3. Low (176 F to 185 F)
  • 4. True
  • 5. False. The teas should be hearty.
  • 6. Butter
  • 7. Tea
  • 8. Thomas Sullivan
  • 9. 1950s
  • 10. 2 years

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