Food For Thought: Tea Is A Satisfying Part Of A Healthy Diet

(NC)Tea news continues to stir the pot in Canada. Records show we drink as many as 7 billion cups of tea each year and those who study it as a dietary factor are now telling us not to put on the brakes. Both black tea and green tea contain antioxidant plant compounds called flavonoids, which are thought to be important cancer fighting agents. This, combined with its potential benefits against heart disease plus zero calories and comparatively low levels of caffeine is a sound reason to treat oneself to one or more cups of tea every day. And while those who drink the 7 billion cups don’t seem to need advice, still connoisseurs insist on preparation precision to make the …

The Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony Exposed

The Chinese wedding tradition is in the first place as varied and complex as China is vast. Throughout the ages, it has evolved and changed due to a myriad of regional and cultural influences. However, although several adjustments occur and more and more Chinese opt for modernity, the most popular Chinese wedding tea ceremony still exists. It is still being practiced by the Han Chinese in the south of the country. The Chinese wedding tea ceremony is usually considered when the bride arrive the grooms home. The bride and the groom will gather before the parents and the immediate relatives and the bride will serve tea for his in-laws. The type of tea that can be used during the Chinese …

Getting To Know The Tea Infuser

What is a Tea Infuser? A tea infuser is a ball shaped, apple, or basket shaped container, depending on who is describing it, used for brewing tea. It is very small in size, though the size varies depending on manufacturers and the consumers needs. On each end and the sides, there are perforated holes. What are the different Tea Infuser types? There are several types of tea infusers. They can be large enough for an entire pot of tea or small enough for a single cup. They can be made out of mesh like materials, metal, glass, and a variety of other materials. Furthermore, they come in different shapes nowadays, which can make a great gift. For example, a heart …

The Benefits of Green TeaReduce Smoking Risks: Green Tea can help!

In an article, “The Irreversible Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking”, Paul H. Brodish, MSPH of the American Council on Science and Health defined irreversible health effect as a permanent change in the structure and/or function of an organ system or a permanently increased risk of suffering from a disease or some other threat to health. Thus, in Brodish’ article, he does not expound on the diseases and health problems which may be encountered by a cigarette smoker, but rather, he goes on to enumerate that at least five years of smoking cigarettes may have permanent effect on the lungs, the heart, the eyes, the throat, the urinary tract, the digestive organs, the bones and joints, and the skin – even …