Teas of the World: High-Grown Sri Lankan (Ceylon) Teas

The number 3 or 4 player in tea growing in the world is the island nation off the south coast of India. Formerly named “Ceylon,” it is now called Sri Lanka. The teas, though, are still referred to as Ceylon teas. They are used in many blends, including brands like Barry’s and PG Tips, instead …

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Is Drinking Tea Bad for You?

Is drinking tea bad for you? Clearly not. Yet this is the exact question asked by the title of a recent article in The Guardian newspaper. Apparently, some studies have suggested that drinking an excessive amount of tea can cause brittle bones. And by excessive, they really do mean excessive (a gallon a day), even …

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Organic Tea – Great Reassurance or Just Another Word in the Marketing Jungle? Part 2

As we have learnt in part 1 of this article, buying “organic” tea might arguably be our best option to protect ourselves from the possible health hazards arising from the use of pesticides in tea cultivation, at least at first sight. A closer look reveals a different picture, though: “Paper doesn’t blush”, as they say, …

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