The Face Off: Coffee vs. Tea

Personally, I enjoy both coffee & tea but some greatly prefer one over the other for different reasons. It could be simply for the taste, for the caffeine amount or the ease of making it. As we are a tea store, we mainly focus on tea benefits but it is informative to compare the two …

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The BEAUTY of Green Tea 🌺

  We all are aware of the amazing benefits that green tea has on our health. Just looking at the chart to the left makes me want to drink green tea all day long! While looking at this chart though, I realized at the very bottom it said "skincare". This intrigued me and I wanted …

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EGCG: A Closer Look

If you've been following the numerous reports about tea's alleged health benefits in the media (including the ones at this site) in past years, then you've probably encountered a mouthful of a term known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate. Which is one of the most often cited beneficial compounds found in tea and one that's typically shortened to …

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Recent Research on Tea and Health

If you've been tuned into this blog for a while you've probably noticed that we've featured quite a few articles that highlight possible links between tea and improved health. If you've missed those articles, do not despair. They're still around and you can access them right here. One of the topics we reported on previously …

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Tea and Healthy Skin

There is a myriad of claims out there connecting tea and skin health. A lot of these have to do with the high levels of antioxidants in white tea and green tea, especially as “antioxidants” has become more of a buzzword in the anti-aging and wrinkle prevention industries. The links between tea and skin health …

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Tea — The Ultimate Hydrator?

Somewhere out there the idea that tea made you dehydrated caught hold and spread. Recently, though, studies like this one have been coming out to show that tea could be the ultimate hydrator instead. Good news for those of us who imbibe a fair amount of tea on a daily basis. One thing we can …

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Chamomile-Tea Blend for the Moving Body

“Chamomile tea is something I have great use for as a dancer.” If that sentence describing chamomile as a “tea” raised a red flag for you, then you can count yourself as a well-versed tea drinker. There has been much discussion on this blog about the distinction between a tea and an herbal infusion, or tisane, …

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Green Tea and Flu

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seasonal influenza, which most of us simply know as flu, typically peaks in the United States in January or February. The CDC notes that the severity of flu season is unpredictable and says that the 2010-2011 flu season was less severe than the previous season …

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Is Tea a Magic Elixir?

The short answer - no. Allow me to elaborate a bit. There seems to be a popular notion afoot these days that tea is a potent and miraculous substance that can cure virtually every malady and make us all live to be two hundred years old. I'm exaggerating a bit, but if you do even …

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Tea and Health — Who Can You Trust

Tea and your health is a topic that abounds, both online and in print. The Internet, in fact, has led to an explosion of health sites, some legitimate and others — well, let’s just say that you need to be cautious and look at who is behind the site. Tea and health claims are fairly …

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