Category Archives: tea

Top 14 Health Benefits of Matcha Tea

This is an informative article from an Indian medical network online provider and is the number one in India and South Asia. I got this again from the Specialty Tea Institute in New York City. Here are some highlights of a very healthy beverage to drink. Matcha tea is also very tasty.

1. High in Antioxidants

2. Provides Relaxation

3. Prevents Cancer

4. Aids Weight Loss

5. Improves Cognition (brain power)

6. Controls Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus

7. Boosts Immunity

8. Controls Hypertension and Improves Heart Health

9. Improves Digestion

10. Detoxifies the Body and Prevents Renal Damage

11. Fights Bacterial, Viral and Fungal Infections

12. Protects Against HIV

13. Protects Against Eye Diseases

14. Boosts Energy

13 Health Benefits Of Black Tea You Should Not Miss

13 Health Benefits Of Black Tea You Should Not Miss

Really enjoy this article on the health benefits of black tea. It was a thorough article. It was also interesting to see fermentation wording used. Most modern tea educators and tea enthusiasts use oxidization. I haven’t seen fermentation used since my first class or two from the Specialty Tea Institute. Oh, this is yet another article found and circulated by the Specialty Tea Institute.

Here are the health benefits of black tea. To find out more about each one please read the article

1. Fights Free Radical Damage

2. Tackles High Cholesterol Problems

3. Helps Manage High Blood Pressure

4. Fights Cavities

5. Promotes Weight Loss

6. Boosts Immunity And Fights Infections

7. Helps Fend Off Diabetes

8. Is Good For The Heart

9. Reduces The Risk Of Stroke

10. Improves Focus

11. Tones Skin

12. May Protect Against Parkinson’s Disease

13. May Offer Some Protection Against Cancer

Pictures image of Golden Monkey Black tea.

Can a daily cup of tea do a heart good?

Can a daily cup of tea do a heart good?

This is a good article about something I have read several times. It is stated pretty well with a good graphic.  It deals with green and black tea with green tea helping slightly more than black tea though if you really like black tea and dislike green tea continue with black tea. I already really enjoy green tea and drink almost daily so I will continue. I believe part of the reason some people do not like green tea is that they use bagged tea, use boiling water and leave the bag tea until done drinking. A good quality loose leaf green tea with the correct temperature of water and not oversteeped can taste great.  Oh, these articles are courtesy of the Specialty Tea Institute in New York City where I got my certified tea specialist certification from.

 

 

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST MATCHA GREEN TEA

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST MATCHA GREEN TEA

How to Make the Best Matcha Green Tea

An interesting article with many great facts though there are a few things off with it. There are competition grade and heritage grade matchas. You can get quality matcha for a little less than stated, but for the most part, it does cost. The last thing is it is good it was mentioned not to use boiling water, but the water should be much lower than boiling and Japanese green teas usually have the lowest temperature anywhere from 125 F to 180 F.  Matcha tea is on the middle end with somewhere between 140 to 160 F usually. Otherwise, it does give a very good overview of matcha teas with some really great facts and tips.

UW-Green Bay students and alumni to compete in Manitowoc’s business idea contest

UW-Green Bay students and alumni to compete in Manitowoc’s business idea contest

I will be competing in the  Light Up the Lakeshore and hopefully will win. There is a write up in the Inside UW-Green Bay News. I registered for another competition gBETA also.  People were questioning why I would try to finish my business administration degree. I already had a minor in business administration and have small business experience. I am glad I did that is for sure. My professor Ryan Kauth who has been the professor for several classes knows my dedication and drive. He has told me about a few contests to apply for money, learning some things that my other education has missed, and other connections. I believe he does this for other people that he believes can start and grow businesses. He is a huge advocate for these people. I am glad I am one of the people he believes in.  If you would like to attend there is a Facebook event with some details here.

Oh, also I have set up with Square for people who want to buy gift cards for people. This will be handy during the holiday season and well for other special occasions. You can buy an online gift card here.

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.