Monday, October 03, 2011

Study looks at green tea for colon cancer prevention

Drinking green tea is generally recognised as heathful, though scientific studies on this have been few. A new trial aims to determine whether green tea can prevent colon cancer -- the biggest such trial in the world to date, according to Thomas Seufferlein, director of the Department of Internal Medicine at Halle University Hospital in Germany and co-head of the research team.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Darjeeling To Host Tea and Tourism Festival

This December Gorkha Janmukti Morcha will organize Tea and Tourism festival in Darjeeling. The aim of the festival is to aid Darjeeling tourism following the recent earthquake.

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Friday, September 02, 2011

100-year-old runs with tea for fuel

The world's oldest marathon runner has revealed that drinking cups of tea and eating ginger curry, combined with "being happy", has helped him train for 10 miles every day since he turned 100.

Fauja Singh took up marathon running after his 89th birthday and has now completed seven races.

He holds the world record for the men's over-90 category after completing the 2003 Toronto marathon in five hours and 40 minutes.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Kenrick Coffee Mill from England, circa 1850

Kenrick Coffee Mill ca 1850
I confess. I love coffee even more than tea.This is one of my antique coffee mills in my personal collection. It's one of my oldest.

It's an octagonal Kenrick coffee mill from England and  the mark on the bottom reads "A K & Sons"

It measures 15 cm high and just over 12 cm in diameter. 

The best date I can give it is circa 1850. The Kenrick firm was founded by Archibald Kenrick in 1791, in Spon Lane, West Bromwich.

I bought this in 2004 and had it shipped from England. Don't ask what the shipping costs were. Did I mention it is cast iron? And that means heavy....

It's very decorative but I didn't take the best picture so you can't really see the design work. The book you see is the book I use to help identify my coffee mills at auctions (before I bid!) I recommend it so if you want to buy it, just click on the title Antique Coffee Grinders: American, English, And European (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Teacups for Drinking a Leisurely Cup of Tea

Antique Teacup
This is one of my favourite tea-cups. I have quite a few given to me by my Grandmother. Some were hers, some were her mother's.

I had all the teacups in boxes for many years but recently I unpacked them and put them in one of my china cabinets.

There's nothing like drinking tea out of a proper thin china teacup!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Australians Drinking More Tea

INCREASED health benefits, more variety and new twists on an ancient tradition has seen the popularity of tea gather steam in Australia.

Research has shown tea has many health benefits, from lowering blood sugar and cholesterol to reducing the risk of heart disease.

Yet for the last four decades Australians have chosen coffee over tea, which is the second-most popular beverage in the world after water.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Boston Tied For 2nd Place in Experiment Measuring Honesty

OK its not really about the tea but I found it interesting.

Boston - last year's winner of a social experiment by Honest Tea - tied with Seattle and Dallas as the second most honest city in America.

The organic bottled tea company set up a pop-up store by the Prudential Center last Tuesday – in the middle of the heat wave – with bottles of iced tea and a sign asking customers to pay $1 on the honor system. Ninety-seven percent of Bostonians put cash into the transparent, but secure box.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Green tea may help alleviate Urinary Incontinence

A researcher has found drinking green tea may help alleviate Urinary Incontinence in middle-aged and older women. Just one more good thing from tea.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Coffee lowers stroke risk

Many researchers now believe that coffee is good for you. And it should actually be put in the category of a health food. A study published in the journal Stroke finds that drinking coffee lowers stroke risk in women by 22 to 25 percent over a decade.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

India's tea farmers say climate changing brew

In this humid, lush region where an important part of the world's breakfast is born, the evidence of climate change is — literally — a weak tea.

Growers in tropical Assam state, India's main tea growing region, say rising temperatures have led not only to a drop in production but to subtle, unwelcome changes in the flavor of their brews.

The area in northeastern India is the source of some of the finest black and British-style teas. Assam teas are notable for their heartiness, strength and body, and are often sold as "breakfast" teas.

"Earlier, we used to get a bright, strong cup. Now it's not so," said L.P. Chaliha, a professional tea taster.

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