Question: Why do Chinese drink so much tea?

Hot water is one of the key medicines in ancient China which is known to combat high body temperature and the common cold. The most popular reason for drinking hot tea or hot water is that the heat kills the bacteria in the water that deems it fit for consumption.

Do Chinese drink lots of tea?

Tea has been one of the loyal components of Chinese leisure for centuries. The Chinese are the largest consumer of tea in the world drinking 2.1 million tonnes of tea every year, according to FAO (2016). That is 38.6 per cent of world tea consumption.

Do Chinese sweeten their tea?

Quality tea doesnt need any sugar to taste good—in fact, you shouldnt drink it with sugar. Although sometimes caffeinated, Tea also contains l-theanine, which counteracts the jittery effects of caffeine, causing you to become more focused and relaxed.

How often do the Chinese drink tea?

Whereas Westerners tend to have a cup of tea once or twice a day, using a different tea bag each time, the Chinese drink tea all day long. Many people use cups or glass jars in which they put some tea leaves, add hot water and then keep adding more hot water throughout the day.

Does Chinese tea help you lose weight?

Several studies have shown that oolong tea could help enhance weight loss by improving fat burning and speeding up metabolism. In one study, 102 overweight or obese people drank oolong tea every day for six weeks, which may have helped reduce both their body weight and body fat.

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