Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Alexander Litvinenko and a cup of tea

The death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko by polonium-210 is still damaging relations between the UK and Russia. The evidence suggests that the polonium was added to a cup of tea served in the bar of the Millennium Hotel. Later, after it had been washed, the pianist drank out of the same cup and also showed evidence of polonium ingestion.

Polonium is a metal, so in order to be used as a poison it would have been administered as a soluble compound similar in form to table salt. To be fatal, all that would be needed would be about ten millionths of a gram, a speck almost too small to be seen with the naked eye.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Black tea could lower Parkinson's risk

A new study claims drinking black tea could help prevent the onset of Parkinson's disease. People who drink 23 cups of the beverage a month are 71 per cent less likely to contract the disease, said researchers from Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and National Neuroscience Institute.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Theft Of Tea

Police are hunting for the owner of a warehouse, and a company that forged documents used to steal up to Sh30 million worth of tea leaves meant for export from the port in Mombasa. The forged documents claimed that the consignment in eight containers were wrongly marked and were therefore being recalled for correct marking. On Monday evening, the police were tipped off that the consignment had left the port, and was in the process of being diverted into the local market. The consignment was originally on its way to the United Kingdom.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Turmoil In Kenya Has Disrupted The Tea Supply

The political turmoil in Kenya has disrupted the tea supply across the world. Prices to consumers have not yet gone up in Europe or North America but they may if the turmoil in Kenya persists.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Ozzy Osbourne loves his tea

The former Black Sabbath frontman and Rock star Ozzy Osbourne says that he loves to drink tea. He even keeps a popular British brand of tea in his Los Angeles home.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tea Time

According to English tradition Tea time occurs around 4 p.m. High tea is a casual family meal where a savory supper of leftovers was served, low tea is more formal. The names probably refer to the height of the table that was used.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Kenya tea exporters affected by violence

Tea exporters in Kenya are feeling the affect by post-election violence. Last week’s outbreak of political violence has paralysed operations in the tea industry. Rioters blocked major roads and the weelky tea auction in Mombasa was suspended.

Industry officials said blockades caused by the political unrest in the main tea growing areas of Rift Valley have hampered distribution to key international markets such as Pakistan and the Middle East.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Old Silver Elephant Tea Pot On Ebay

I found this old silver elephant tea pot on Ebay and I thought it was nice.

Just go to Ebay and use Item number: 120203786989