Author Archives: Peter GW Keen

Bringing Tea into The Pub

Tea and pubs offer a natural fusion of opportunities. For pubs and bars, 4 p.m. brings a lull in customer traffic, with empty chairs and silent cash registers. For tea lovers, it’s when their taste buds and internal clocks signal “It’s time for tea.” For small groups the tea-pub combination offers a relaxed ambiance,...

Tea for Athletes: Caffeine Is a Plus Factor

Athletes have not been a target of attention among tea producers, which seems a little surprising given increased focus on tea innovation and marketing on wellness, health management, weight control, and illness prevention. There’s no tea equivalent of a sports drink, but there are many studies and expert sports medicine and coaching professionals who...

Stevia: The Sweetener to Adopt, Not Avoid

By far the most common word appearing in reviews of sweeteners for food and drinks is “avoid.” The reasoning is multipronged. That sugar, and especially high-fructose corn syrup, have been shown to pose health risks. That sugar alternatives such as aspartame or agave nectar, while tasting great, are associated with other risks such as...