Monthly Archives: October 2018

6 Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Everyday

6 Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Everyday

This is a really good article about the health benefits of drinking green tea. I like how they explain why you should drink green tea daily. It is very easy for the layperson to understand.  The benefits are being more productive, long-term brain protection, helps to burn fat, improves heart health, lowers cancer risk, and improves mood.  For the explanations please read the article.

If this article inspires to drink green tea or reminds you that you need to order more green tea please follow the link to order here

This article was found by the Speciality Tea Institute.

Nepali Growers Confront Obstacles to Organic Certification

Nepali Growers Confront Obstacles to Organic Certification

A very good article about the obstacles for small tea farmers in Nepal and most likely the plight of small farmers in other tea countries. It shows some of the hurdles for farmers who are providing high-quality organic tea. Current trends of small farmers producing the final product versus having the medium size factories take the raw leaves and produce the final product, plus marketing, compliance, and everything else that comes along with it. The small farmers do not have the expertise nor the resources to bring their product to the right people and sell the tea at the price it deserves.

The article also mentions that there is a demand for organic tea, it seems more the lack of cash of the small farmers to get the certification. There are some groups and cooperatives that are trying to help with this situation. It makes sense to help these farmers because of the demand for this type of tea and the fact the farmers are already producing it. I enjoy these type of articles because it helps to understand the tea process better.

I have been subscribing to the World Tea news for about 10 – 15 years. This is where I stay current with tea issues.

 

Why Green Tea Lovers also Share Love for Black Tea

Why Green Tea Lovers also Share Love for Black Tea

A nice article shows the health benefits of black and green tea. Some common elements of both teas protect your heart,  boost your brain function, the presence of EGCG in black tea(though not as much as green tea), and beneficial theaflavins in black tea. The article also into some other health benefits too. In the end, it suggests that someone should drink what tea they like best, which I agree. Both are healthy though some different benefits and many similar. There is one drawback to tea for some. It is the caffeine. Caffeine can be beneficial to some and some people cannot have it at all. Yet another great article found by the Specialty Tea Institute.

 

Pop Up in Two Rivers for November and December

I am really excited to have this opportunity. Just found out this morning about winning. Still, need some details, but am super excited. I will be doing my Pop Up at Schroeder’s Department Store in Two Rivers, WI for the months of November and December. There address is 1623 Washington St, Two Rivers, WI 54241.  This is part of the Two Rivers Main Street program. It starts Monday, November 5th and ends Monday, December 31st.

Two Rivers is trying hard and succeeding at reviving their city. Many new shops are there that people from bigger cities will enjoy, but not too big city that it loses it small town appeal.

Although the picture I used may not look like my retail space there, it is retail I have at a current place. Still, some things to work out.

Can Green Tea help reduce the risk of cancer?

Can Green Tea help reduce the risk of cancer?

This article oversimplifies the different types of tea. They forgot white, aged, yellow, and purple teas. This article goes over what the last post mentioned that green tea helps with weight loss, liver disorder, Alzheimer’s and type 2 diabetes. It also goes over traditional Chinese and Indian medicinal uses for treating wounds and controlling bleeding, for aiding in digestion and regulating the body temperature.  It mentions that green tea may help breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, and colorectal cancer. The article continues with the last post that green tea’s polyphenols are most likely the reason for helping reduce certain cancers with catechins especially EGCGs. It goes into how green tea helps with brain function; fat burning; lowering the risk for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s; dental health; Type 2 diabetes;  and cardiovascular disease. Overall a decent article that focuses on green tea and goes over polyphenols, catechins, EGCG, l-theanine, antioxidants, and caffeine.

Another great article from the Specialty Tea Institute.

Why Are Polyphenols Good for You?

Why Are Polyphenols Good for You?

Green tea is high in polyphenols, especially flavonoids and phenolic acid. The reason polyphenols are good for you is they help reduce cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and neurogenerative diseases. Polyphenols are antioxidants that repair free radical damage and also reduces Type 2 diabetes, inflammation, obesity, and heart disease. This is a well-researched article that I got from the Specialty Tea Institute.  The article also goes into other foods that are high in polyphenols too.