Question 1: What is Nuwara Eliya also known as?
- Little China
- Little England
- Little Turkey
Correct Answer: Little England
Fact: The city of Nuwara Eliya was once a hill country retreat for the British colonialists. They could immerse themselves in pastimes like hunting, polo, golf, and cricket.
Question 2: How much did the world’s largest tea bag weigh?
- 5 pounds
- 55 pounds
- 550 pounds
Correct Answer: 550 pounds
Fact: In 2014, a tea company in Saudi Arabia created a mammoth tea bag big enough to make 100,000 cups of tea. The feat earned recognition from the Guinness World Records.
Question 3: Which book is the first known written study on tea?
- Treatise on Tea by Emperor Song Huizong
- The Record of Tea by Cai Xiang
- The Classic of Tea by Lu Yu
Correct Answer: The Classic of Tea by Lu Yu
Fact: The Classic of Tea, also known as Ch'a Ching, was written between 760 CE and 762 CE, during the Tang dynasty. It is the first definitive work on cultivating, making and drinking tea. The original manuscript, which was lost, consisted of three books totaling 10 chapters.