The Economics of Tea

If you believe, like so many of us do, that even the best teas are meant to be consumed and enjoyed, then you might find it a bit odd that there are people who view tea more as an investment strategy. It's an offbeat notion that garners a smattering of press attention every now and …

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“Culinary Tea” by Cynthia Gold and Lise Stern

For some tea drinkers – present company included - a cup of tea is just fine and nothing more is needed. We drink our tea, sometimes in copious and staggering amounts, but that is all. Other tea lovers might want to take things a step further and do such things as incorporating tea into their …

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Sensing Tea

What role do the five senses have on our perception of a cup of tea? Well, that depends. When it comes to several of the senses it shouldn't be too hard to figure out. It should go without saying (but we'll say it anyway) that taste is the most important of these senses. The caffeine …

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Tea and Brain Cancer

Is there a link between tea and cancer prevention? It's a question that's been the subject of a considerable amount of study in recent years and one that we've reported on in these pages a number of times. Look to the following links for some background on tea's possible effects on ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, …

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Weight Loss and Tea — A Practical Approach

Indulge in holiday goodies like fruitcake, mince and pumpkin pies, and Swiss cake rolls, then, wash it all down with tea, and you’ll keep from putting on those holiday pounds. Yeah, right! I have to chuckle at all of the fantastical claims being made about tea these days. Many of these are just statements on …

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Tea Memory — Christmas Tour in London

Taking a tour of London over the Christmas holiday had such a romantic ring to it that I couldn’t resist signing up for a tour group a few years ago when I was still living in Germany. Visions of wonderful sights and maybe even a bit of Dickensian Christmas cheer floated through the ether of …

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Review — Golden Moon Imperial Formosa Oolong

Name: Imperial Formosa Oolong Brand: Golden Moon Type: Oolong Form: Loose leaf Review: Fall is here and so I am breaking out the darker oolongs. Imperial Formosa Oolong by Golden Moon boasts a beautiful dry leaf of various colors: Red, light brown, dark brown, and a bit of silvery tip. The nose is gorgeous too, …

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Tea Cookbooks

Tea, it's what's for dinner...sort of. For many of us, tea is the drink of choice with dinner or any type of meal, for that matter. And tea is just fine without any food to go with it, now that you mention it. But, as we've mentioned here a number of times before, tea can …

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Japanese Teas Revisited

Recently, I revisited some teas from Japan that I had tried previously and had reacted to with less than a positive and enthusiastic manner. The results were a revelation. Part of learning and growing is re-trying something you tried years (or maybe even only months, weeks, or days) ago all over again to see if …

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More from the World of Tea

Tea is a drink that's grown and consumed the whole world over. Do we even need to point out (yet again) that much pointed out statistic that it is the second most popular drink in the world after water? Enough said. Here are a few tea-related items of interest with a global flair. So just …

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