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The Health Benefits of Green Tea

The Health Benefits of Green Tea 

Another article from the Speciality Tea Institute.    Most people know that green tea has health benefits. I have been telling people for a bit about Japanese green tea and it’s health benefits.  Most people do not realize that how many different green teas are in Japan and are just starting to realize it’s health benefits. Other green teas are healthy too and have different characteristics. This post mentions The Book of Tea, Okakura Kakuzo saying “Tea began as medicine and grew into a beverage”.  It also focuses on Japanese green teas. If you have a high quality Japanese green tea that is brewed properly it is very tasty and very healthy for you too.

White Tea and Its Health Benefits

White Tea and Its Health Benefits

Yet another great article from the Specialty Tea Institute. Well they did not write it, but they send us articles that may be of interest.

This article does a good job of educating people on what white tea is and the health benefits that come from white tea or at least some of the benefits. They also use black tea in the beginning because people from the United States think of black tea when they think of tea.

 

Tea found to prevent fat storage in the liver, lower blood glucose

Tea found to prevent fat storage in the liver, lower blood glucose

Pretty good article about the latest study on fat storage and lowering blood glucose levels. Might have to start drinking more black tea.  I want to thank the Specialty Tea Institute for providing me and other people this article. It is one of the advantages of becoming a certified tea specialist. I probably will mainly stick to Oolong and Green teas, but always knew that black tea had benefits too. This article proves some of its benefits.

Farmers Markets and Fairs

Hello Everyone!   I have been busy with classes and getting ready for Farmer’s Markets and Night Fairs.  I am currently doing the Wednesday night farmer’s market on Broadway in Green Bay (3 pm to 8 pm) until the end of September inside the Glass Art & Supply, Thursday at the De Pere Farmer’s Market (4 pm to 8 pm) until the end of September, Friday starting next week a Farmer’s Market in Sturgeon Bay (2 pm to 6 pm)  until the end of October, and Sunday morning Farmer’s Market (9 am to  noon) until the end of October.  I have been asked to do the Titletown Night Market and may try it a couple times, but it is on Thursday night the same time as the De Pere Farmer’s Market. I also am doing the Night Market at Nomad Nacional in Milwaukee this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  July 19th I will be at the Bazaar after dark in Neenah and August 15th & September 12th I will be back in Milwaukee for the NEWaukee Night Market (5 pm to 10 pm).  I may have monthly Saturday events in Juneau but need the details and waiting for the person to contact me back. Hoping to have some good news when I return from Milwaukee to announce.  I also have some holiday fairs lined up in November in Milwaukee that I did last year.

Tea Consumption Second Only to Packaged Water

Tea Consumption Second Only to Packaged Water

It has long been known that tea is the second most consumed drink in the world. This article is showing that tea will continue to grow and its growth will outpace that of coffee, juice, soda, and other beverages besides water. This article also goes into the fact that most people in the world do not access to clean water. This is a sad thing. People who live in the developed world and have easy access to clean drinking water are truly blessed. The article also goes into the population growth of the world and how it will stress our resources.  It is looking forward to how food and tea growing may competing for growing areas. here is hoping tea will still grow in popularity and that they find a way to grow it so it does not compete with food plants.

Clever New Teapots

Clever New Teapots

This is a fun article about teapots. I personally enjoy the first teapots. The Darth Vader one is fun and practical because the teapot can go directly on a flame or heat source. The next two I really think are stylish. Both are different styles, but I really like both of them. The first of the two is sleek and elegant, while the other one is a classic twist on Chinese style teapots. The last one is not to my liking, but would be great for people who have young children or are into cute teapots. This one is whimsical.

Wildlife Conservation in India’s Tea Gardens

Wildlife Conservation in India’s Tea Gardens

I really like this article. What a smart way to solve or minimize a problem.  The article talks about the problem that the natural habitat of elephants (leopards and binturong too) are diminished because of human encroachment. What a great way to help endangered species and help the farms with a greater price for their tea. Hopefully, it continues to be successful and grows.

Tea party gifts for special occasions

A restaurant in my area asked to have some small yet special gifts for mothers on Mother’s Day.  They asked for two colors and we agreed two shades of purple would be best. It was such a sweet gesture of theirs and reminds me when I gave out tulips for Mother’s Day.

About a week ago the idea struck me that I have a few of the bags left and they are kinda cool looking.  They might be nice small gifts for different events. Because I use to do a lot of bridal and baby showers at my old tea house that was my first thought, well besides Mother’s Day gifts.  Mother’s Day is almost a year away, but these could be something small to say I care about someone or party favors for different occasions. They can be ordered here or here. They will be made to order and can include any $5 or $6 tea that is in stock. The tea will be loose leaf. I have variables of 1 serving, 2 serving, and 3 serving, but can do more. The colors I have right now are a lavender and dark purple.

Please contact me for special orders with different colors, larger amounts (6 or more), more expensive teas, larger sizes of tea (i.e. 1/2 ounce) or a custom order you may want. These special orders may take more time, so as much advance notice as possible is appreciated and will make the likelihood of it happening greater.  If I can do it I will. I really want to help to make the occasion special.

5 Black Tea Properties, Things You Do not Know

5 Black Tea Properties, Things You Do not Know

An interesting article about the health properties of black tea. Most people know that green tea is healthy, but all tea has health properties.  Here are 5 properties of black tea:

  1. Toothache
  2. Having a better heart
  3. What is an antioxidant?
  4. Forecasting cancer
  5. Safe readings

You can read the article to understand why the five properties are important to know.

Scheme Succour For NE Small Tea Growers

Scheme Succour For NE Small Tea Growers

This article gives you an inside look into the tea industry of India. It seems the government of India wants to encourage small tea farmers to grow organic loose leaf tea and to treat the workers well in the process in non-traditional, but still quality growing areas. They want to provide a long-term view of growing tea not just a quick make a profit view. Seems like a smart way to develop a healthy economy for the areas affected.