Some like it hot, some like it cold, some believe it cures colds and others just consider it a refreshing beverage. So what is this agriculture product that has such a broad spectrum of uses? It’s tea! Whether you prefer hot or iced tea, XINGtea is a great choice. Give it a try cold or hot sometime, I think you will find that it is delicious either way!
Ever wondered who came up with the idea to steep tea leaves in hot water and then drink it?
As the legend goes, the second emperor of China, Shen Nung was having a cup of hot water when dried leaves from a camellia bush blew into his cup. The emperor was interested in the new liquid because it had a pleasing aroma, so he drank the infusion and discovered that it was refreshing and had a delightful flavor. He declared that tea gives vigor to the body.
When tea arrived in Europe in the mid-18th century, it was strictly for the aristocracy because a pound of tea cost an average British laborer the equivalent of nine months’ wages. The British began importing tea in larger qualities to satisfy the rapidly expanding market. Tea became Britain’s most important item of trade from China. All classes were able to drink tea as the tea trade increased and became less of a luxury. Now, tea is low in price and readily available.
Iced tea made an appearance in the U.S. around 1879, as Americans began to harvest ice from New England lakes and rivers. According to the Joy of Cooking, iced tea was first served at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis.
Today, there are more than 1,500 types of tea to choose from because over 25 countries cultivate tea as a plantation crop. China is one of the main producers of tea, and tea remains China’s national drink. XINGtea uses green tea in products because of its great taste and potential health benefits.
With the natural antioxidants and mild taste, green tea is the perfect foundation for XINGtea’s 14 varieties of all-natural, preservative-free teas! Whether you’re a hot tea drinker or an iced tea connoisseur, XINGtea is sure to please your palate. It seemed like the perfect partnership to us: green tea benefits, natural sweeteners and irresistible flavors in a ready to drink container. Enjoy!