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Pizza Party!!

October 1, 2014 6:16 pm

Come to the Io Piazza Lobby tomorrow, Thursday October 2, from 5:30 to 7:00 for pizza and drinks, hosted by community Comcast representative, Monica Moran! Have a bite, mingle with your neighbors, and hear about the newest services offered by Comcast. We hope to see you there!

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Oktoberfest in Shirlington Village

September 28, 2014 4:54 pm

The 15th Annual Oktoberfest is happening this Saturday, October 4th between 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. Join the festivities for food, beer, music and fun! Go to www.capcitybrew.com for complete festival details.

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4 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Tea

September 24, 2014 12:02 pm

Whether you prefer a soothing green or an English breakfast with a splash of milk, tea is a delicious treat that can be enjoyed a number of different ways. Even the most experienced tea drinker may not know everything about this steaming beverage, so here are a few fascinating tea facts.

  1. The word “tea” comes from the Chinese word “t’e,” which refers to the plant from which tea leaves are sourced. It's believed that tea was first discovered in China around 2737 B.C., when emperor Shen Nong found that a few leaves fell from the tree into water that his servants were boiling.
  2. All teas, from black to green to oolong, come from the same camellia sinensis plant. Their leaves are plucked from the same bush, but the fermenting process gives them their unique styles. Interestingly enough, herbal teas do not come from this plant because they are not true “teas” at all.
  3. Tea wasn’t grown in countries outside of China until the 19th century. Today, China still supplies around 29 percent of the world’s total tea, although its residents are not the biggest consumers. The United Arab Emirates takes that title, with each individual citizen consuming an average of 14 pounds per year.
  4. Green tea is considered the healthiest of all teas, and some even call it a “superfood.” Studies show that regularly drinking green tea may prevent against heart disease, certain forms of cancer, and diabetes!

Tea Facts [UK Tea & Infusions Association]
10 Interesting Facts About Tea [Food Network]
Tea Fact Sheet – 2013 [Tea Association of the U.S.A. Inc.]
26 Things You Didn't Know About Tea [Fine Dining Lovers]

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