These days, tea is flavored with pretty much anything, but I recently came across a blend I had not previously heard of—surprisingly so, since the pairing actually makes a lot of sense: green tea with ginseng. Both tea and ginseng have similar purported health benefits and no serious side effects, so pairing the two seems like a great idea. If you don't like green tea, Art of … [Read more...] about Green Tea With Ginseng: Double the Health Benefits?
Before the internet, finding quality tea was virtually impossible outside Asia or the largest cities in the west. In the more distant past, wars were fought to secure a supply of tea (read about the history of tea here). Even today, the best teas are very difficult to find in brick and mortar stores outside of Asia, but if you buy tea online, you'll find a huge number of … [Read more...] about Buy Tea Online: Choosing a Good Online Tea Retailer
If you do a quick Google search for white tea caffeine or something similar, you'll 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. Here is a great example from the University of Michigan Medical School that makes the same claim. Unfortunately, it is simply not true. Generally, tea … [Read more...] about White Tea Caffeine Content Is Not Lower Than Other Teas
Almost all serious tea drinkers prefer loose leaf teas to bagged varieties and most avoid tea bags whenever they can. Go to a tea drinking country like Japan or China and you will rarely be served a cup of tea that has been brewed using a bag. Why do they prefer tea brewed from loose leaves and is it worth the effort, considering how much more convenient the bags are? The … [Read more...] about Loose Leaf Tea: Why is it Better?
Do you sometimes get the feeling that all our available researchers are studying variations of this one question: what does green tea do...? It seems every week, a new supposed benefit of drinking tea is discovered and by now, most of us have heard all the big ones numerous times. That's why I was so surprised by something I read the other day. Apparently, researchers in … [Read more...] about What Does Green Tea Do to Prevent Strokes?
With so many varieties of green tea and so many brands selling each variety, it is easy to understand how someone looking to add the drink to their daily routine might feel a little overwhelmed. It is only natural to wonder what the best green tea brand is, but unfortunately, there is no good answer to that question. I can, however, provide some tips to set you in the right … [Read more...] about The Best Green Tea Brand: A Question With No Answer
Drinking Oolong Tea—and any tea in general—has many benefits for your health, but it will not directly help you lose weight. Yes, I've heard that tea will help with weight loss, just as you have, 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. It seems every week, I read a new study that … [Read more...] about Many Benefits of Oolong Tea – Weight Loss Is Not One
When you think of having a cup of tea in a tea house in China, you likely imagine them using an overly complicated process to brew the tea. It's somewhat romantic to believe they learn how to prepare green tea from their ancestors, using secret methods passed down through generations, but that's not really the case. True, some tea houses do use the traditional gongfu style to … [Read more...] about How to Prepare Green Tea Like A Chinese Tea House