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Tea and Meditation: A Match Made in Nirvana

More than just a source of caffeine, tea is full of healthy plant compounds – many of which also happen to possess mildly mind-altering properties. For instance, tea contains calming l-theanine, and some research suggests the polyphenol antioxidants in tea, like EGCG, may also affect our mental states. (1) That’s probably why legend, history, and modern science...

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WHICH TEA TO DRINK FOR THE CHINESE NEW YEAR?

Chinese tea on the face of it would seem the perfect drink to welcome in the Chinese New Year but it’s slightly more complicated than that as Lu Zhou and Timothy d’Offay of Postcard Teas explain. “Happy Chinese New Year! This year is The Year of the Ox and it begins on February 12th so...

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Tea is the Soul’s Elixir

By: Shad Chancey I love the feeling that good tea gives so generously to my soul. When you get it, you get it. Before I submerged myself into the world of fine tea, I just would order a glass of iced tea at a restaurant and not think much about it. I never thought about...

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Green Tea Benefits: 12 Good Reasons to Drink More Green Tea

BY Laura Krebs- HOLM, MS, RD, LD Tea is one of the world’s most beloved beverages. From the Camellia sinensis plant, tea is consumed as green, black, or Oolong tea. The first green tea was sent from India to Japan in the 17th century. About 2.5 million tons of tea leaves are produced annually throughout...

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15 TEAS YOU SHOULD DRINK EVERY DAY!

By Partha Nandi This “Immortal Health Elixir” protects your gut and also may also be the healthiest beverage in the world!   People have been drinking tea for thousands of years. If tea isn’t part of your normal diet, you are missing out! This beverage is great for your overall health. It contains beneficial nutrients like...

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A short and sweet guide for loose leaf teas

A short and sweet guide for loose leaf teas The rise of both, artisanal and specialty, teas bodes well for the industry, and for us, tea drinkers. By Aravinda Anantharaman My conversations with tea planters over the last year have shown me just how time-consuming and laborious tea production is, and I have come to appreciate...

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TEA CAN BENEFIT YOUR HEALTH—AND YOUR HUMAN CONNECTIONS

Photo: Leo Lukidi / Courtesy Genevie Durano Thu, Jan 14, 2021 The discovery of tea was accidental, according to Chinese legend. Back in 2737 B.C., Emperor Shen Nong was boiling water in his garden when a leaf from a wild tea tree fell into his pot. Thus began the world’s love affair with a beverage...

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Why You Should Start Drinking Flowers

Meet the fashion veteran turned tea entrepreneur who is reimagining the process from the inside out. By Jessica Sulima Published on 1/15/2021 at 5:08 PM PHOTO COURTESY OF THE QI Imagine the serotonin boost you’d receive after taking a break from your screen to watch a single flower bloom inside a teacup. There’s never been a...