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The Book of TEA

Max Lee Class 5C


Table of Contents WHO FIRST DISCOVERED TEA?

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WHAT IS MOST COMMON TEA?

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WHAT IS TEA USED FOR?

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HOW TEA IS MADE? THREE MOST FAMOUS TEA TYPES QUESTION GAME 1 QUESTION GAME 2 MATCHING GAME 2 REFERENCES to visit to learn more about tea Glossary

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WHO FIRST DISCOVERED TEA? According to legend, Chinese Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea when a dead tea leaf accidentally fell into the bowl of hot water he was drinking.

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WHAT IS MOST COMMON TEA? The most common tea is green tea. It is mostly drank by Chinese people. It grows on a bush called Camellia Sinensis bush.

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What IS TEA USED FOR? Tea is used mostly for drinking.

Tea is also used for medicine and for cavities. I figured out that to remove small warts all you need to do is put a tea bag on your wart and wait for 20 minutes!!

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HOW TEA IS MADE? Dry freshly picked tea leaves by spreading out onto tables or trays. Roll over the leaves with a machine and prepare the tea leaf for coloring. The rolled leaves are spread out in a room where the leaf color deepens from green to reddishbrown... and then to black. The tea leaves are dried by slowly heating them in a drying chamber and get ready for storage.

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THREE MOST FAMOUS TEA TYPES ? Green tea makes up about 10% of world-tea production and is a milder brew with a mild, appealing taste and green appearance. Oolong tea is a cross between black and green tea, which can be detected in both taste and color. Recognized for its distinctive fruity flavor. White tea, the rarest type of tea, come from young tea leaves that are picked before the buds have fully opened.

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QUESTION GAME 1 •

The spicy, milky tea from India is called what? Answer: CHAI 

Tea was first discovered in ( five thousand years ago.

) almost

A. India B. America C. Russia D. Turkey E. China •

 Which of the following tea names translates to 'Black Dragon' in English? Answer: OOLONG

Tea can be made from A. Fish B. Leaves C. Fur D. Feather E. Tree

What tea is named for a British prime minister? ANSWER: EARL GREY

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QUESTION GAME 2 •

According to Japanese custom, should green tea be drunk with or without milk and sugar? ANSWER: Without

Per person, which nation has the largest number of tea drinkers in the world today? ANSWER: Ireland

Who invented tea bags? ANSWER: Thomas Sulliver who was a tea merchant in New York

What's the difference between black tea and green tea? ANSWER: The time taken to process the leaves. 

According to legend, how did Chinese Emperor Shen Nung discover tea? ANSWER: when a tea leaf accidentally fell into the bowl of hot water he was drinking. Page 7


PICTURE MATCHING GAME

 Growing tea leaves

on a plantation  Tea clipping ready

for processing  Into the chute for

transport to the drying tables  On the drying table

processing machine  Gathering the tea

product for shipment

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REFERENCES AND SITES TO VISIT • Tea Council of UK

Covers UK tea industry news, consumer and trade information, general tea education, health data, research, and other relevant tearelated topics.

China-tea.org Includes a broad range of information on Chinese tea. English translation under development.

http://images.google.com/img

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea

http://www.archangelswisdom.com/Deities_Shen_ Nung

http://www.galenfrysinger.com/tea_growing.htm

http://www.funtrivia.com

http://www.wtea.com/about-tea_growth.aspx

http://www.banana-tree.com/Product

http://www.spiceskerala.com/teahistory.html

http://www.learn-about-tea.com/camelliasinensis.html Page 9


GLOSSARY •

Legend: a non-historical or unverifiable story handed down by tradition from earlier times and popularly accepted as historical.

Camellia Sinensis: a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves

Cavities: a hollow space or a pit in a tooth, most commonly produced by caries.

Chamber: a compartment or enclosed space;

Custom: a habitual practice; the usual way of acting in given circumstances.

Chute: an inclined channel, as a trough, tube, or shaft, for conveying water, grain, coal, etc., to a lower level.

Ireland: An island in the northern Atlantic Ocean west of Great Britain, divided between the independent Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is a part of the United Kingdom.

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