Venerable brands and upstarts alike are encouraging us to steep and sip our way to vitality, better sleep, even happiness. These delicious brews are the ones worth choosing.
Tea is a source of micronutrients, including fluoride, magnesium, and zinc. However, the health benefits are mostly linked to three main bioactive compounds; Catechins, caffeine and L-theanine. Bioactive compounds are non-essential nutrients that may impact health.
Nowadays hot drinks are hot! Unlike soft drinks and hard drinks, tea and coffee are healthy. But are they?
Looks and aroma notwithstanding, kombucha is gaining popularity among those who favor organic beverages, and it is showing signs of turning into a gold mine for some companies.
Some of the fancy new tea bags are made of fancy plastic. A fair price to pay for drinkable luxury?
In the 1848, the nation’s obsession with tea resulted in one of the biggest thefts of intellectual property in history.
We don't see health warnings about unicorn lattes or rocky road ice cream, yet bubble tea remains the subject of incessant fear-mongering.
Coffee and tea are versatile drinks. Both can provide an energy boost while serving up interesting and inviting, piquant aromas. Whether it’s to prime the pump to help jumpstart the day or be a small, anticipated treat, coffee and tea work either as a peripheral add-on or the forefront of many a food and beverage occasion.
Devotees of the powder cite its delivery of antioxidants.
Though green tea isn’t wildly popular in the U.S., it’s actually one of the most consumed beverages across the globe. And the many people for whom it’s a staple may be the healthier for it, both physically and mentally.
Many people religiously drink green tea because of a belief that it provides health benefits — specifically, the idea that it might prevent cancer or heart disease.
But when it comes to hard data involving human subjects, the evidence is mixed.
Unlike coffee, tea does not seem to generate negative perceptions. I know many more people who think that tea is beneficial, much more so than coffee. (That is, until my coffee column, I hope.)
But it can still help you out—provided you keep your expectations in check.
The top researchers in the tea-health field (yes, it's a field -- a glorious one) propose tea as part of the approach to weight loss, heart health, and bone/muscle strength.
Her clients, Ms. Malka said, include casual tea drinkers and those looking to kick the coffee habit or spur weight loss. Sometimes, she will host tea parties (not the kind with scones and clotted cream, alas) to discuss brewing time and tea varieties.
If a particular sleepy tea seems to help with that in your specific case, by all means brew a cup. But don’t treat it as a guaranteed method or a magical remedy. Instead, look on it as a tool—one route among many that can take you to dreamland.
Tea drinking is an ancient tradition dating back 5,000 years in China and India. Long regarded in those cultures as an aid to good health, researchers now are studying tea for possible use in the prevention and treatment of a variety of cancers.
An introduction to the concepts of pairing tea with cheese. In this part Don and Li discuss the ideas behind pairing and try to find a match for Goats cheese.
Black and green teas have properties that are good for you, but mostly if you brew your own. Herbal teas run hot and cold when it comes to health claims.
America's leading tea expert explains how to brew with a guywan, a covered cup and saucer used since the 1300s.
Here's a roundup of the tea blog posts of 2017 that I found most inspiring (in random order).
Recently I was catching up on some TeaDB reading and came across an article written by James called “Western Tea Culture & Tea Hermits”. In the article, James talks about the difference between tea in Asia versus tea in the West. In short, whereas tea is part of the social fabric of life in Asia, many western tea drinkers are drinking alone. The article resonated with me and I thought I’d chime in with my own thoughts and experiences on the matter.
Tea has no rules, but others may try to tell you otherwise.
There are thousands of years of tradition and history behind these leaves. So what? Each and every tradition can and should be questioned–at least until your understanding of them is more complete. Then you can judge for yourself whether any tradition is worth upholding.
While everyone continues to go crazy for coffee, we’d like to point your attention toward tea. Yes, tea, the beverage that can soothe you when you want to relax or wake you up when you need an extra push. Basically, tea is great and you should consume it just as much as your beloved java.
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