Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tea cuts the risk of heart attack

A survey, commissioned by the Tea Advisory Panel and published in the journal Nutrition and Food Science, revealed that four cups a day significantly cuts the risk of a heart attack, makes you more alert, keeps hydration at a healthy optimal level and even improves your mood.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Loose Leaf Tea ‘On The Go’

New… Libre…a tea glass specifically designed for loose leaf tea ‘on the go’. In the car, on a hike, at the office, on your bike, at a yoga class, wherever you happen to be.…take your Libre tea glass along with you. Carry it in your backpack or purse, and just add hot water to enjoy your favourite loose leaf tea.


Monday, May 11, 2009

The only working tea farm in the U.S.A.

I found this story about the only working tea farm in the U.S.A.and thought I would pass it on....

This whole operation boils down to something sweetly simple. More basic than the golden-brown nectar that drips from restaurant-sized taps inside the gift shop or even the lulling tree-lined drive down Maybank Highway to arrive here.

"Two leaves and a bud," says Bill Hall, no doubt for the umpteenth time, as he plucks a sprig from the edge of the green 127-acre expanse that is the Charleston Tea Plantation.

The idyllic farm, the only one of its kind in the U.S., reopened in 2006 after a four-year hiatus. In 2002, the gift shop doors closed, the visitor tours ceased and American Classic Tea abruptly disappeared from local grocery store shelves.

"We just cut it and left it," Hall remembers.

What happened off the fields during that time involved legal filings, a court-ordered sale of the property and the biggest name in specialty teas. But since then, Hall says, just about everything around here has doubled, from the amount of tea produced to the number of visitors touring the fields.

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Friday, May 08, 2009

WWI Graves of UK, Australian Soldiers Found

Excavators near a rural village in northern France began work Tuesday unearthing the remains of as many as 400 long-lost Australian and British soldiers who perished in World War I.

The remains, buried in a cluster of mass graves discovered in 2008, are to be individually reinterred in a cemetery being built near the site.

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Thursday, May 07, 2009

“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.”

According to tea industry lore, the Earl Grey blend was virtually unknown in the United States until the advent of Star Trek: Next Generation, which introduced viewers to Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Adding Milk To Tea, Not So Good

Drinking tea reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, but adding milk alters the effect. research has shown that drinking tea improves blood flow and the ability of arteries to relax. Researchers from the Charite Hospital at the University of Berlin in Mitte found that adding milk to the tea eliminates the protective effect against cardiovascular disease, Health News reported.

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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Chinese white tea may fight obesity

A study funded by a German health food company suggests Chinese white tea may fight obesity by reducing fat cells.

White Tea