Tea Catechins 101

With all of the attention to the many alleged health benefits of tea nowadays, you tend to hear certain terms a lot. One of those terms is catechins. Which leads to the obvious question - what are they? I have to admit that, as much as I write about tea, I wasn't completely clear on …

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Think Tea: Tea and Your Brain

by William I. Lengeman III Can a cup of tea be good for your brain? There have been a number of studies published over the course of the past few years that suggest that drinking tea might be beneficial to brain functions in a number of ways. According to one recent study, the results of …

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Freshen Your Breath with Tea

By William I. Lengeman III Even if you’ve never been afflicted with halitosis (bad breath), you've probably had the misfortune of encountering someone who suffers from it. There’s no way to be sure how many people are plagued by this malodorous affliction, but the host of breath-freshening products on the market provide a good indicator …

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Iced Tea vs. Hot Tea

By William I. Lengeman III There’s plenty of compelling evidence these days to support the notion that drinking tea can confer health benefits upon the consumer. But what about iced and bottled teas and tea-based beverages? How do they stack up in terms of health benefits against a plain old cup of hot tea? A …

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Tea and Theanine

By William I. Lengeman III One of the great benefits of tea, according to many of those who drink it, is in the way it imparts a sense of calm to the drinker. This is in spite of the fact that tea contains caffeine, a substance that's well known for having the exact opposite effect. …

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