Monday, December 20, 2010

What gives Earl Grey tea its taste?

Earl Grey is named for a British prime minister of the 1830s. The history of how he got the tea that is rather unclear, but it was probably a gift to him.

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Drinking tea may prevent weight gain caused by a junk food diet.

Drinking tea may prevent weight gain caused by a junk food diet.

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Monday, December 06, 2010

Hospital workers won't be paid for tea time

ANGER has boiled over with staff at a North East health trust as their traditional tea breaks have been stopped.

All staff at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been told they will not be paid for their tea breaks.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Could killing cancer be as simple as sipping tea.

Could killing cancer be as simple as sipping tea? Meet a doctor on a mission to replace chemotherapy with something a whole lot more soothing.
First you pour the water. Then you add papaya leaves - then you heat it up and drink it down. If only killing cancer was as simple as sipping tea.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Study Finds Green Tea Offers No Protection From Breast Cancer

Although some research has suggested that drinking green tea might help protect women from breast cancer, a large Japanese study has come to a different conclusion. No overall association between green tea intake and the risk of breast cancer among Japanese women who have habitually drunk green tea was found. The findings suggest that green tea intake within a usual drinking habit is unlikely to reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Strike by Kenyan Tea Workers Enters Fifth Day

A strike by Kenyan tea-industry workers entered its fifth day today, with labor unions and employers disputing the level of support and the reason for a breakdown in talks. About 20,000 workers are on strike. The strike continued after managers failed to attend a meeting scheduled for yesterday.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

World's Largest Cup of Tea Brewed in Sri Lanka

It took more than 5 hours to brew the world's largest cup of tea in Sri Lanka on Saturday. 1,000 gallons of water. 140 pounds of tea. 350 pounds of sugar. Mmmmmmmm Good.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mixing Scotch whisky with Darjeeling tea

Although willing to experiment with exotic flavours Indians still prefer drinks with an Indian touch, even if it means having an unorthodox cocktail of Scotch whisky and Darjeeling tea, says an international whisky connoisseur."A cocktail made by mixing whisky with tea is catching up fast in India.

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Saturday, September 04, 2010

Trip to China unveils rare rock tea

Last month, my family went to see the Wuyi Mountain area in the Fujian province of China. The first thing I learned about the place was that it is famous for its rock tea. Rock tea is not made with rocks, but with the leaves of tea trees that grow in the cracks in the mountains. The rock tea produced there is called Da Hong Pao, or Big Red Robe, which is a very grand name in Chinese.

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Honest Tea launches beverage with stevia

Honest Tea has launched Passion Fruit Green Tea with Maqui Berry. The ready-to-drink organic beverage is sweetened with stevia. Read More

Friday, June 18, 2010

Women who drink tea more likely to develop arthritis

Women who worry about their bones aching as they age should think twice before sipping a cup of tea, a new study suggests.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Red wine, green tea prevent prostate cancer

Polyphenols, present in red wine and green tea inhibit cancer growth. A discovery that could lead to a major advance in the treatment of prostate cancer.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A cup of tea a day may reduce risk of ovarian cancer'

Women who drink a single cup every day are ten per cent less likely to develop the disease than those who never drink tea. Those drinking two cups a day or more see a slightly greater benefit, with their cancer risk reduced by about 12 to 13 per cent.
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Monday, May 17, 2010

How Long Should I Steep My Tea???

If you want to know how long to steep your tea just go to It is a chart of tea-steeping times and temperatures. It's free.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

The perfect cream tea

I like the sound of this....

THERE are hundreds of ways to assemble a cream tea, but no clear rules on what works best. Not that it doesn’t matter. Don’t imagine that a cream tea is just a frivolous summer treat to enjoy in the garden. It is a serious thing, one that recently prompted sparks to fly between Cornwall and Devon as both counties claim ownership. Each says the cream tea is its own speciality. Meanwhile, dairy farmers, bakers, tea growers and jam-makers across the country have their own ideas about how it should be put together. Some things are clear: Time should be set aside for this mid-afternoon feast and only the finest ingredients should be used. Almost everything else is up for debate.

The tea Although it takes only 36 hours from plant to cup, the process is labour intensive. First the leaves are hand-plucked by a team of a dozen or so tea-pickers — they take the top two leaves and the bud, leaving the rest of the plant. Then the leaves are left on withering racks to go dry and floppy before being hand-rolled. Most of what we drink in Britain has been rolled by machine, but some prefer the time-honoured method of doing it between your palms — it takes one person half an hour to roll a couple of kilos of tea. It ruptures the leaves better, releasing the chemicals so that they can react with each other. Hand-rolled tea has the best flavour. Finally the leaves are left out to be oxidised for a few hours, then dried at a low temperature in an electric oven.

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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Unreasonably Hot Tea

A woman is suing Starbucks for serving “unreasonably hot” tea, causing her second degree burns.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Use Denture Cleaning Tablets to Clean Tea Kettles

If you're faced with hard-to-reach stubborn mineral buildup and stains inside your tea kettle, a few denture cleaning tabs can help get your carafe sparkling clean.
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Friday, April 30, 2010

Confused protestors boycott NY-based AriZona Iced Tea

Arizona’s controversial new immigration law has activists and politicians calling for a boycott of the state’s products, and one geographically unrelated company has been caught in the crossfire.

In their zeal to stick it to the state, people are now refusing to buy AriZona Iced Tea. Despite the name, boycotters are overlooking one key fact: the company is actually based in New York. Call it a case of mistaken identity.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

British Military Tea

The tea that has fired up British troops for battle since 1921 went on general sale to civilians for the first time on Monday.

NAAFI, the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes, launched NAAFI Break tea in 80 supermarkets.

Fifty pence from the sale of every box goes to the Help for Heroes charity, which assists wounded service personnel returning from Afghanistan.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Victoria Beckham drinks tea for weight loss

Known for her trendy diets, Victoria Beckham is on a new diet. Drinking tea for weight loss, Beckham is reportedly sipping Pu-erh tea to lose weight and keep her slimline figure.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Green Tea And Depression

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that green tea may lessen the effects of depression for elderly men and women who drink the beverage daily.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Tea For Health

In her book, Green Tea: The Natural Secret For A Healthier Life, Nadine Taylor writes that green tea had been used as medicine in China for at least 4,000 years. Today, scientific research in both Asia and the West is providing hard evidence for the health benefits long associated with green tea.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Glaucoma and other eye problems can be helped by green tea

A possibility of cure for Glaucoma and other eye ailments can be aided by green tea. Researchers in Hong Kong have found that it may be a possibility that eye diseases can be treated by consumption of green tea.

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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Tea In A Tube

The Tea Tube Infuser by RSVP International is constructed of stainless steel and polycarbonate plastic. The perforations on the tube allow for full 360-degree infusing. With the elongated shape of the tube, loose-leaf tea has more area exposed to hot water than that of a spherical steeper.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Make Your Tea With A Yellow Submarine

The TeaSub is a cool little submarine made of silicone. It submerges your tea leaves, and it looks kind of cool.
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Friday, January 29, 2010

Tea For Health

The next time you drink to your health, you may want to grab a cup of tea. It is a healthful and refreshing drink, and green tea in particular provides antioxidants. Studies performed on these antioxidants indicate that they may be beneficial in contributing to the prevention of certain cancers and may assist in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and possibly fighting off the flu.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Green Tea Extract May Treat Uterine Fibroids

An extract from green tea may be useful in treating uterine fibroids, a condition that affects 25%-30% of U.S. women, new research indicates.
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Can Hot Tea Give You Cancer?

Can Hot Tea Give You Cancer?

Don’t drink your tea hot. Your morning cuppa has to be had lukewarm. Drinking hot tea makes you four times more prone to cancer of the oesophagus, or food pipe, says a study conducted by the Tata Memorial Hospital.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Tips on brewing the perfect cup of tea

Eastern civilizations (think China, not the Maritimes) have known for thousands of years that tea is great for body and soul.

So how come most Canadians don't know our Red Rose from our Dilmah? Worse, if we aren't sure how to store or steep tea, we're wasting most of our tea's flavour and health benefits.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Green Tea May Reduce Lung Cancer Risk

Studies indicate that regular consumption of green tea may slow or prevent conditions including high cholesterol, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, impaired immune disease and liver disease. In addition, some studies have indicated green tea may have cancer-fighting properties, lowering the rate of gastric, esophageal, and mouth cancers. And this week researchers reported that Taiwanese smokers who consumed one cup of green tea each day significantly reduced their chances of developing lung cancer.

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Global Tea Shortage

A global tea shortage may widen this year and extend into 2011 as a rebound in production in Africa, Sri Lanka and India trails demand growth, the world’s biggest tea-plantation company said.

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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Nepal tea is free from pesticide residue

The Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) has confirmed that Nepal tea is free from pesticide residue and is within exportable quality level.

In the wake of complaints from some western countries about the content of pesticide level in Nepali tea, the latest report of the DFTQC has paved way for the export of Nepali tea in major markets in Europe and America.

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Friday, January 01, 2010