Health and Wellness

Announcing the Health & Wellness Issue [250 pages]

Tea is proven to enhance the well-being of those who drink several cups a day. It inspires a process of discovery among imbibers, cultivating a deep appreciation for the growing, crafting, and preparation of great tasting tea. Finding your own favorite tea leads to a daily ritual and, in time, a healthy life-long habit.

Tea and Your Brain

Tea helps your brain maintain efficiency by altering the physical structures of its networks of connections, a finding that opens up a promising new horizon in the investigation of tea and wellness.

Pu-erh Tea and Cardiovascular Health

In pu-erhs, the dynamic elements are microbial and have the most impact on lipids. The most promising avenues of research and application for standard tea types is cancer prevention and treatment. For pu-erhs, it is cardiovascular health.

Health & Wellness: Tea for All Your Ages

Tea is a lifetime drink and as our life moves on and times change, so do our preferences and needs. Tea offers every age group dimensions of value and enjoyment that move with the rhythms of life’s stages. There is no one “best” tea, but always one for you, at your age.

Enjoy Your Tea: Don’t Be Mythinformed

It’s all about the leaf, not the package, marketing, additives, flavorings and price. You can do better; even if you prefer tea bags, avoid green tea, or don’t bother measuring temperature or time. There are new options in every area of taste, variety, price, aroma, caffeine, healthiness, freshness, smoothness, sweetness and overall satisfaction.

Plastic Tea Bags: Shocking News or Nothing to Worry About?

The amount of plastic in a single bag is around 60 micrograms – 60 millionths of a gram. Change the headlines from “Tea bags release billions of particles” to “millionths of an ounce” and the emotive reaction is surely more muted. But the figures are exactly the same.

The Power of Tea Meditation

Earnestly practicing tea, with your whole mind and heart, is equal effort to time spent on a meditation cushion.

Mindfulness at the Cupping Table

Researchers have identified that gratitude practices and encouraging positive feelings have direct effects on the immune system and cardiovascular system.

Biogenetics: Reducing the Mystery and Multiplying the Benefits of Tea

The foundation of genetic manipulation of tea is knowing what it is that you are manipulating. Tea’s a five-thousand year mystery tale. For every major fact we know, there is so much we have only been able to guess at or approximate about the “why” and “how” behind it.

Pesticides in Tea: Getting a Clear Picture Not a Vague Impression

There are four positions a tea lover can reasonably take on this complex question of tea safety. No one of them is self-evidently correct and, ironically, scientific data is often used to “prove” any of them. The aim of this post is to help you get a clearer focus on facts rather than impressions.

The Beauty in Tea

Legend has it, Asian princesses used an essence derived from the green tea leaves grown on the Korean island of Jeju to preserve their ageless beauty. Turns out, those princesses were definitely on to something. Today’s beauty products companies are capitalizing on the super-antioxidant polyphenols found in tea to make both skin and hair care lines.

Tea and Women’s Health

One of the most encouraging outcomes of the vast volume of research studies on tea is the consistent accumulation of evidence of its positive impacts on key areas of women’s quality of life and protection from dangerous ailments.

Tea for Energy

If you want a pick me up, tea is hard to improve on. It is a gentler energizer than coffee, brings extra natural beneficial nutrients, is free of sugar, artificial stimulants and offers a range of flavors, which in itself can sharpen the senses and waken the metabolism.

Botanicals Reshape Tea Demand and Supply

There is a new interest in exploring the full range of phytonutrient benefits. For centuries, botanicals were the entire base for treatments of illnesses that we now routinely handle through pharmaceuticals.

Tea: Investing in Your Long-Term Bone Health

Think of tea as a nutrient for your bones and an investment in an imaginary health savings account. It won’t directly add to your income, but the odds are high that it will pay off in reducing the risks of osteoporosis and fractures endemic to old age.

Can Tea Lower Your Risk of Diabetes?

The benefits of tea may be due to its influence on the digestion of glucose (blood sugar), the ADA noted, or because of tea’s high polyphenol content.

Tea Has Lots of Chemistry

Phytochemicals, biologically active compounds found in plants, provide roughly the chemical benefit of a serving of fruit or vegetables per cup of tea.

Weighing the Promises of Tea’s Weight-Loss Benefits

Although there’s certainly some evidence, and lots of hype, that the catechins and/or epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in green tea promotes better weight management, the number of human studies in this field is still quite limited.

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