About Us

Tea Orient is the first of its kinds in U.K. – we focus on selling and serving good quality Chinese tea alongside with other oriental life style products. At Tea Orient, you could enjoy a nice pot of Chinese tea or coffee together with other snack like sandwich, chocolate or even Chinese dim sum. So if you are looking for a place to relax and meet friend, have healthy snack and take a break, buy some tea products or a gift to friend, we are sure you would enjoy the time at Tea Orient.

 

About Tea

 

History

 

English Tea Story

Tea is not a strange product to English people. Tea was introduced to UK since 17th century. At that time tea was popular amongst the wealthier classes of society. Prior to the introduction of tea into Britain, the English only had two main meals-breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was ale, bread and beef. Dinner was a long, massive meal at the end of the day. It was no wonder that Anna, the Duchess of Bedford (1788-1861) experienced a "sinking feeling" in the late afternoon. Adopting the European tea service format, she invited friends to join her for an additional afternoon meal at five o'clock. The menu centered around small cakes, bread and butter sandwiches, assorted sweets, and, of course, tea. This practice proved so popular. The practice of inviting friends to come for tea in the afternoon was quickly picked up by other social hostesses and become British Afternoon Tea.

 

Chinese Tea Story

The story of tea began in ancient China over 5,000 years ago. According to legend, Shen Nung, an early emperor was a creative scientist. His far-sighted edicts required that all drinking water be boiled as a hygienic precaution. One summer day while visiting a distant region of his realm, he and the court stopped to rest. In accordance with his ruling, the servants began to boil water for the court to drink. Dried leaves from the near by bush fell into the boiling water, and a brown liquid was infused into the water. As a scientist, the Emperor was interested in the new liquid, drank some, and found it very refreshing. And so, according to legend, tea was created.

 

Health & Facts          

 

Calories

 

Nutrition

 

The best way to drink

 

Flavonoids

 

Theanine

 

Antioxidant power of tea

 

Oral health

 

Caffeine content of tea

                                             

Product  

Serving size  

Caffeine per serving (mg)  

Black tea

 8 oz / 250 ml

25-110

Red tea

8 oz / 250 ml

25-110

Golden Brown / Oolong tea

8 oz / 250 ml

 12-55

 White tea

8 oz / 250 ml

 5-30

 Green tea

8 oz / 250 ml

 8-30

Floral / herbal tea

8 oz / 250 ml

0

Coffee, brewed

8 oz / 250 ml

135

Coffee, decaffeinated

 8 oz / 250 ml

5

Coffee, espresso

2 oz / 57 mL

100

Cocoa or Hot Chocolate

8 oz / 250 ml

5

Soft drink, Coca-Cola Classic

12 oz / 355 mL

34

Source:

1. Nutrition Action Health Letter – Caffeine: Caffeine content of foods and drugs, http://web.archive.org/web/20070614144016/http://www.cspinet.org/nah/caffeine/caffeine_content.htm source

2. Tea4Health, http://www.tea.co.uk/healthresources.php

3. Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Women's Health Watch | September 2004, www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/benefit_of_drinking_green_tea.htm