Tea Up the Month with Helpful Tips

Did you know there are many uses for tea? Follow this 10-Day series to learn of the many useful purposes tea can serve.

By Colleen Walsh Fong


Do you prefer coffee or tea? January is National Hot Tea month, and in honor of the occasion EWM presents 10 Days of Tea: Beauty, Home, and Garden Tips

I’ve been drinking my morning coffee since I was 17, but after learning of all the uses there are for tea other than drinking it, I may change my beverage of choice. 

Tea plants originated in Asia, probably where China, India and Burma meet. It’s known that tea was used as a beverage in China as far back as the 10th century B.C. and the commodity made its way to Europe via Portugese importers in the 16th century. Thank goodness for the Western Hemisphere! Tea is credited with numerous health benefits. It is available in many forms including herbal, caffeinated, and decaf. A variety of types can be found on most grocery store shelves. For the purposes of our 10 Days of Tea, I recommend you simply buy a large box of inexpensive tea bags.

Tune in tomorrow to see Day 1:  Tea is a Shoe-In

Featured Image courtesy of zirconicusso / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »