Tea: A Delicious and Healthy Beverage

  Wouldn't it be great to find a great tasting beverage that has the potential to improve your health? There is such a beverage - tea. Research has indicated that tea is healthier than water. This definitely a positive point since tea has more flavor. So, what are the potential health benefits? Research has found …

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Taking Tea’s Health Claims with a Grain of Salt

Let's be blunt about this whole tea and health thing. There are a lot of flaky claims being made these days. Which is not to say that there are no benefits to your health to be gained by drinking tea. It's just that you need to take a lot of these claims with a grain …

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Why Your White Tea Tastes Lousy

Not so long ago, in the quest to find the next big thing in tea (a notion which pretty much equates to "the next green tea") it seems that a lot of media types and tea merchants began to turn their attention to white tea. This makes some sense, to be honest, since white tea, …

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Book Review — “The Ultimate Tea Diet”

Drink tea. Lose weight. Can it really be that easy? Well, it’s probably a bit of a stretch, but if we’re to believe Mark "Dr. Tea" Ukra, author of the book, The Ultimate Tea Diet: How Tea Can Boost Your Metabolism, Shrink Your Appetite, and Kick-Start Remarkable Weight Loss, it's not all that far from …

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Healing Teas

Disclaimer: This is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your physician for your particular needs. You hear a lot about all of the health benefits of tea these days. Everyone is claiming that oolong can make you lose weight, green tea will prevent cancer, and black tea will save you from the perils of …

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White Tea and Health

By William I. Lengeman III When it comes to health benefits, there’s no doubt that green tea gets more than its fair share of press. But there’s evidence to show that benefits can be derived from any type of tea. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since all types of real tea are derived from …

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Book Review — “The Story of Tea”

I come across many tea books as I peruse the shelves at book stores and libraries, where I spend a great deal of my free time. Many of them are redundant, but this book is not one of them. The Story of Tea by Mary Lou and Robert J. Heiss is one of the most …

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Tea and Hydration

As summer approaches here in the northern hemisphere, it's an appropriate time to take a look at the topic of tea and hydration. Given that water comprises anywhere from 50-70% of our bodies, it's not surprising that makes up such an important part of our daily intake. According to many accounts, the consensus is that …

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Health Benefits of Tea

Since the dawn of civilization there have been countless quests for the fountains of youth. Yes, I meant to pluralize fountains since many ancient societies have their own version. Though it would be wonderful to believe there is such a spring, river, grail, and elixir , unfortunately, (to the best of my knowledge at least), …

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