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
You haven't tried tea until you've had loose leaf tea. While some gourmet tea bags do contain quality tea leaves, even those are not as good as low quality loose leaves. And most tea bags are filled with whatever is left over after the best leaves have been sorted out for loose teas. In the past, quality tea leaves were not easy to come by in the west, but thanks to … [Read more...] about Where to Buy Loose Leaf Tea Online
Green tea with ginseng makes a lot of sense. But it's a pairing I hadn't heard of before. Surprising, since it turns out it's pretty common. And why not? Both green tea and ginseng have similar purported health benefits and no serious side effects, so pairing the two seems like a great idea. Yet, like me, many are unaware of this combination. Everyone knows that … [Read more...] about Green Tea With Ginseng: Double the Health Benefits?
Loose leaf green tea is far better than tea bags. But you want to make sure you get high quality leaves. Buying green tea online makes the most sense for those of us who don't live near a quality tea shop. But given the huge number of vendors online, it isn't always easy to find a good one. How do you know which ones are good (not that many) and which ones are bad (a … [Read more...] about Where to Buy Green Tea Leaves Online
Tea and coffee are two of the most popular drinks in the world. Both are drunk socially, for their pick me up effect, and for hydration (more about hydration later). Coffee was long thought of as an unhealthy habit and only in recent years have scientists uncovered many benefits of drinking coffee. Nevertheless, coffee is not as healthy as tea, and over-consumption can lead … [Read more...] about Switching from Coffee to Tea (Benefits And How To Make It Easy)
Want to drink more tea, but hate waiting for water to boil? I can't tell you how many cups I've skipped because I was too impatient to wait for the water (it's sad, I know...). Then I got a water boiler and warmer. The Zojirushi CV-DCC40XT gives you hot water at the push of a button. With its variable temperature settings, you get water at the exact temperature you … [Read more...] about Zojirushi CV-DCC40XT Hybrid Water Boiler and Warmer Review