Thursday, August 30, 2007

Earl Grey Tea at Buckingham Palace

"Earl Grey is the most-often served tea at Buckingham Palace," notes Darren McGrady in Eating Royalty. "It is a black tea flavored with oil of Bergamot – a fragrant citrus fruit – and named after the second Earl Grey in 1830.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Jane Seymour, Let Them Drink Tea.

More than 50 of actress Jane Seymour neighbours arrived at her estate near Bath to dispute a 24 hour entertainment licence granted to St Catherine’s Court, a venue which Seymour rents out for functions. Locals complain the noise and increase in traffic is making their lives miserable.

Seymour has responded to the protestors camped outside her English country home in a unique way - by instructing her butler to serve them tea.

Instead of confronting the protestors, Seymour’s estate manager Hein van Borstenbosch provided them with refreshments, in fine bone china, and accepted a 200-signature petition.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Women and black tea antioxidants

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology monitored the intake of antioxidants called flavonoids, found in tea, in 500 women aged between 40 and 80.
The study found 81 per cent of the women's flavonoid compound intake came from drinking black tea.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Magical Mushroom Tea

For thousands of years, health-conscious Chinese drank kombucha, a fermented tea said to benefit drinkers with everything from better digestion to thicker hair.
Now the brew, which tastes like carbonated vinegar, is going mainstream. It's on the shelves at local health food stores and at Whole Foods, where you can find it near refrigerated juices.

Believed to have originated in China around 250 B.C., kombucha is called mushroom tea because the culture used to brew each batch is mushroom-shaped. You won't see mushrooms in your bottled tea, though those feathery solids are drinkable remnants.

The drink's supposed therapeutic benefits include better skin, weight loss, increased energy and detoxification.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tea Leaf Green is a Band?

Well I guess I am getting old. When looking around the net for something to Blog about I came across Tea Leaf Green. As it turns out Tea Leaf Green has nothing to do with Tea. Apparently it is a San Francisco Rock Band. However from what I have found online they are quite good.

Of course this is not surprising considering the name of the band.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Armed Gunman Takes Pint Of Ice Tea

A man armed with a gun took money, cigarettes and iced tea from a Rutters Farm Store early yesterday. The man entered the store at at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, displayed a handgun and demanded money, according to state police.

Police said the man then fled the store with an unknown amount of money, a carton of cigarettes and a pint of iced tea. He was wearing black shorts, a green sweatshirt and a red baseball hat and fled in an unknown direction.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

War in Iraq Hurts Tea Workers In India ?

In an interesting look at how events in one country can effect people in another. Indian tea exports have recorded a decline in the first six months of 2007. Exports fell by 11.74 million kg for the period. Industry sources attributed the fall to low buying from the main consuming country “Last year’s major buyer Iraq is inactive in the market.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

2.3 billion served

In the last year fast-food restaurants in the U.S. sold some 2.3 billion servings of iced tea.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Look Good Beauty Tea

A Boston company has developed a brand new category in the beauty market. Tea that will make you look better. The "Look Good Beauty Tea" or Sipping Beauty as it is called is the first and only beauty tea line.

Sipping Beauty is the first line of specifically designed beauty tea. The line packs six blends that can be brewed hot or cold. Tea benefits include: keeping skin looking young and getting a full night of beauty sleep. Other selections in the line help with complexion, detoxification, weight management and even a tea formula that keeps breath smelling fresh.

The Sipping Beauty line was created and is distributed by Maswel Brands. To learn more about Sipping Beauty, please visit .

Monday, August 13, 2007

Kids Trash Tea Hall

In a strange bit of news a pack of young vandals wrecked a Women's Institute tea party as they flooded a village hall with water and trashed members' cars.

The perpetrators of this evil deed acquired entrance to the cream tea and tabletop sale by telling the lady on the door they wanted to use the toilet - but once inside the true purpose of their visit was made clear.

They blocked drains, squirted soap and left taps running. They also scratched cars and slashed tyres before being chased away by the caretaker in Illogan, Cornwall.

One woman was in tears after finding "b@#*h" scratched on her bonnet. President Ruth Palin said: "It was upsetting."

Saturday, August 11, 2007

green tea may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases

Animal and epidemiological studies suggest that green tea catechins may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases [e.g., coronary heart disease (CHD)]. The health benefit of green tea has been attributed to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties; however, considerable evidence suggests that green tea and its catechins may reduce the risk of CHD by lowering the plasma levels of cholesterol and triglyceride. The available information strongly suggests that green tea or its catechins may be used as safe and effective lipid-lowering therapeutic agents.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Green tea good for skin

Green tea may help treat inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis, dandruff and lupus-induced lesions, concludes a Medical College of Georgia study to be published in the Aug. 18 issue of the journal Experimental Dermatology.

The researchers found that a bath of green tea extract mixed with water slowed the development and severity of psoriasis symptoms in mice genetically predisposed to develop the condition.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Tea from Vietnam has pesticide residues

Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported that on July 27 the Food Sanitation Bureau under the Taiwanese Department of Health has discovered pesticide residues in a batch of green tea imported from Vietnam.

Taiwanese authorities have decided to return 21 tonnes of o long (black dragon) tea imported on July 10, which contained the higher-than-allowed level of pesticide.

Cheng Hui-wen, Director General of FSB as saying that the batch of green tea discovered on July 27 contained the residues of dicofol with the concentration of 0.15 ppm.

Prior to that, a batch of 21 tonnes of o long tea was discovered to contain dicofol 0.09 ppm. On June 28, FSB decided to take compulsory examination on tea imports from Vietnam.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Rhinos, elephants create havoc in tea garden

At least three rhinoceroses and 30 elephants have been causing havoc in the Jadavpur tea garden in Jalpaiguri district of India. The animals have put a complete stop to work in the garden as panicked workers refused to report for duty. More than 200 tea bushes have been destroyed by the frenzied herd of elephants in the garden, which is located close to the Gorumara National Park.