Sunday, November 30, 2008

India Tea Tourism

India is hoping a new campaign advertising accommodation on 500 tea plantations could boost tourism.

Regions famous for their brews including Sikkim, Darjeeling and Assam promise top-of-the-range accommodation where visitors can see what goes into making the perfect tea.
People can stay in one of the luxurious old colonial buildings, with a veranda surrounding the rooms and sit and watch tea-pickers with wicker baskets on their backs, picking the newest leaves.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Brewed tea, has no erosive effect on teeth

Brewed tea, has no erosive effect on teeth and its antioxidants provide health benefits, according to a new research.

Refined sugars and acids found in soda and citrus juice promote tooth erosion, which wears away the hard part of the teeth, or the enamel. Once tooth enamel is lost, it's gone forever.

However, brewed tea is a beverage that does not produce such irreversible results.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hong Kong International Tea Fair

The first Hong Kong International Tea Fair will take place on Aug. 13-15, 2009. The fair, is being co-organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

The tea fair will showcase a variety of tea, processed tea and tea products, tea packaging, processing equipment and testing services, tea ware and the latest tea technology from all over the world.

It will also host tea bars, tea organizations, services and publications, bringing exhibitors and buyers together from all over the region to explore business opportunities.

Fair highlights will include the International Tea Competition, with an internationally renowned judging panel invited to select the 10 best teas of the world.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tea And Lower Blood Pressure

This week a leading study from Queensland University, in Brisbane, Australia, revealed that drinking three cups of green tea a day for eight weeks may lower blood pressure and shrink fat cells, confirming the long-held belief of herbalists in the therapeutic effects of a warm cupa.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hibiscus Tea Lowers Blood Pressure

If you're worried about your blood pressure, you may want to try a cup of tea.

In a new study, drinking three cups of herbal tea containing hibiscus each day lowered blood pressure.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Colombo Tea Auction

The Colombo Tea Auction, held under the auspices of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the precedent business chamber in the country, established in 1839, and managed by the Colombo Tea Traders’ Association, the apex body of the tea industry, is the world’s largest single-origin tea auction and is acknowledged as the one most professionally, transparently and efficiently conducted. An average of 6 million kilograms of tea, spread over 10,000 or more separate invoices are sold each week at 50 auctions held each year.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Green Tea And Genetic Make-Up

Can green tea protect against breast cancer, bowel cancer and leukaemia? Australian researchers have been given almost $1million to find out.

The four-year study also hopes to identify the genetic make-up of people who are able to benefit most from certain chemicals, called polyphenols, which are present in green tea.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tea task force to spy on water use at work

Envirowise is calling on businesses to appoint tea monitors to make sure people do not waste water.

It is advising companies to use teapots instead of making individual cups of tea, and hopes to re-introduce tea urns to the workplace.

They say that the moves will cut greenhouse gas emissions and, in turn, help businesses to save money.

Envirowise, which is funded by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, estimates that more than 30 billion cups of water are unnecessarily boiled each year.