The Profusion of “Alpine” Teas

These days labeling a tea as “Alpine” seems to be the latest marketing gimmick. Or is it more than that? My curiosity was piqued, so I started digging in to the details of it. The “Alps” Are Everywhere…Really? This story about a new Japanese dessert sparked quite a reaction to the phrase “Southern Japanese Alps” …

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Get Your Vitamin C With Tea?

For most of us the be all and end all for vitamin C is orange juice. Or you could just use supplements. But what about tea? Well, first things first. If you want a fairly in-depth look at vitamin C check out this one from the National Institutes of Health, which notes, "Humans, unlike most …

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