Captain Scott and Tea in Antarctica

Tea had a landmark anniversary in January of this year: it was the beverage of choice on the expedition to the South Pole led by Captain Robert Falcon Scott, which his team reached in January 1912. An unopened tin of this tea, retrieved from the expedition’s campsite years later by Ernest Shackleton and taken to …

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Lowering Blood Pressure with Black Tea?

According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), about one in three Americans suffer from high blood pressure, which they call "a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease (also called coronary artery disease), heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems." Though many of these people have been diagnosed …

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