How to use a tea kettle? Isn't that a no-brainer? Yes. And No. It turns out there are multiple ways to use a tea kettle. And multiple types of tea kettles. For this article, I will focus on traditional stove top kettles, but even there, we need to look at several type. Specifically, I will focus on whistling tea kettles and one with a built-in tea infuser. Why … [Read more...] about How To Use A Tea Kettle Correctly
Aren't they the same? Matcha is a form of green tea, after all. That's true. Matcha is green tea. But not all green tea is matcha. Both matcha and regular green tea leaves come from the same plant: the Camellia Sinensis. And both are processed as green tea. But that's where the similarities end. The main differences lie in the way the tea plants are cultivated … [Read more...] about Differences Between Matcha And Green Tea
Green tea is healthy. We all know that. So obviously, Arizona green tea is healthy as well, right? Not so fast. While Arizona markets their drink as healthy, it is very far from it. They commit the same sin that so many bottled and canned drink makers commit. They add such an insane amount of sugar to their beverages, that drinking them regularly will lead to very … [Read more...] about Is Arizona Green Tea Healthy for You?
There is no best green tea brand. There are some great ones, some good ones and a lot of bad ones. I can help you avoid the bad ones and I can tell you which ones are great. But which brand is best will differ from person to person. It depends on your individual needs and preferences. And for many, knowing the best green tea brand is not as important as figuring out … [Read more...] about Best Green Tea Brand (Depending On Your Preference)
Loose leaf tea or tea bags? The answer is obvious, right? I certainly know which I prefer. And I'm sure you do, too. But the thing is: half the people you ask will prefer the opposite to you. So it's really not so cut and dry after all. Both tea bags and loose leaf tea have their advantages and disadvantages. And when you add them all up, does the balance tip … [Read more...] about Loose Leaf Tea Vs. Tea Bags: Everything You Need To Know
Oolong tea benefits weight loss, right? Wrong. But everything I've read has told me so! I know. But if you're drinking a cup or two a day and hoping to magically shrink to the size of a supermodel, you'll be sorely disappointed. The truth is: there is no conclusive evidence that drinking oolong tea helps you lose weight, at least not directly. So why do so many … [Read more...] about Oolong Tea Benefits – Weight Loss Is Not One
Green tea cures everything! Isn't that how it seems sometimes? Every week, I see a new article touting some health benefit of green tea. And now I'm telling you it prevents strokes? Before you roll your eyes and stop reading (as I have to admit I tend to do these days whenever I see some new health claim), know that this one is a little bit different. The fact … [Read more...] about What Does Green Tea Do To Prevent Strokes?
Don't believe the hype. Do a quick Google search for white tea caffeine or something similar. What did you find? Numerous websites, many of them even tea shops, that state white tea has less caffeine than green tea, which has less than black tea. And it's not just websites and tea shops. Even the US Department of Agriculture has made similar statements. So what's … [Read more...] about White Tea Caffeine Content Is Not Lower Than Other Teas
Herbal tea is healthy. We all know that. But how? And what, exactly, is herbal tea? People think of different things when they hear that word and even just the word 'tea' on its own. Some picture a sweet, milky cup of black tea; others a sweet, minty cup; others a pure green tea; and others still an herbal mixture. In reality, only drinks made from the Camellia … [Read more...] about Health Benefits of Some Common Herbal Teas
In the past, good quality loose leaf white tea was difficult to find. Luckily, we now have the internet and its hundreds of tea shops. Most of them have white tea for sale. Unfortunately, much of it is low quality, but there are some wonderful exceptions. Below, I give you recommendations for the best values I've found, along with the highest quality white teas and the … [Read more...] about Where to Buy White Tea Online