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April 28, 2008

For you pu’er fans

Filed under: Black Tea,Tea Culture,Tea Enjoyment — Administrator @ 12:56 pm

An interesting article in the New York Times? on the small village of Pu’er in China.? This article talks about how Pu’er grows wild there like blueberries in Maine and how people just pick it and process it.? Also, some confimration of the pu’er craze going on in China.

? The article only briefly mentions aged pu’er and highlights the potential to get ripped off on aged cakes.? If you like to buy that kind of thing just make sure you work woth a reputable supplier and if it is 10 years old, it should be VERY expensive, think >$200/pound or more retail.

? The trees in Pu’er are very old and produce large leaves, there are also cultivated varieties.

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April 8, 2008

Red Wine and Black Tea

Filed under: Black Tea,Tea and Health — Administrator @ 2:44 pm

Two of my favorites!? Now there is more good news with these two beverages and the helath front.? A recent study found beneficial effects on glucose after consumption.? And itnerestingly, it is a study that even compared different types of teas.? It appears Balck Teas have the biggest effect….

More here – http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Health/2008/04/04/study_red_wine_tea_may_help_diabetics/9095/

April 7, 2008

New Teas 07 April

Filed under: Black Tea,herbals and fruit blends,Tea in Arizona — Administrator @ 6:03 pm

In the stores now

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Coconut Black

? Coconut Black Tea

Sweet Cherry

? Sweet Cherry Rooibos

Pineapple Lemon

Pineapple Lemon Rooibos

Sencha Pina Colada

Sencha Pina Colada

April 4, 2008

Links to News on Tea and Health

Filed under: Tea and Health,Tea in Arizona — Administrator @ 11:00 am

While we drink tea primarily for its taste, many people enjoy the health benefits as well.? Keep in mind that you should always look at the parameters of these helath reports as they are often long term and require people to drink tea regularly.

? Hare are some recent reports:

? Tea Good For Women’s Hearts?? – Medical News Today

Women who drink three cups of tea a day “are less likely to have heart attacks and strokes,” the Daily Express reports.

? Health Tip: The Power of Green Tea

Studies have found an association between drinking green tea and a reduced risk for several cancers, including those of the skin, breast, lung, colon, esophagus and bladder…

? Black Tea May Help Fight Diabetes

Certain ingredients in black tea could act as an insulin substitute and might help prevent type 2 diabetes, according to a study by researchers at Dundee University in Scotland…

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April 2, 2008

Good news- Green Tea and Antibiotics

Filed under: Green Tea,Tea and Health — Administrator @ 10:48 am

More good news from the health and tea front.? An Egyptian studay found that drinking green tea whiule taking antibiotics boosted the effect of the drugs.

? There is a summary of this study in US News and World Report.