Green tea

4 Key Takeaways for Global Tea Championship Entrants

The Global Tea Championship’s Spring Hot Tea Competition took place Sept. 16-17 in Boulder, Colorado. Three judges evaluated 225 teas in 44 categories. Judges Lydia Kung of VeriLeaf Fine Teas, Rob McCaleb of Herb Research Foundation and Natural Healthcare and Scott Svihula of Hula Consulting share their reactions and insights. “The judges learn from...

Powdered Tea Mixes Contain Some Beneficial Compounds

Powdered green-tea beverage mixes do contain beneficial compounds, but not much compared to brewed tea, according to a scientist who specializes in nutrition research. The green-tea drink mixes contain flavonoids, mostly compounds called catechins, Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, senior scientist in the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging...

Matcha Beer Fits St. Paddy’s Day to a “Tea”

How about some green beer for St. Patrick’s Day? This beer is not just some Budweiser with food coloring added. It is a mix of Yebisu beer and Kyoto green tea. This bright green cocktail is called the Matsuri, which is usually the Japanese term for “festival.” In this case, Matsuri is written by...

U.S. RTD Green Tea to Reach $3.5 Billion

Green tea is a fast-growth segment in all formats but ready-to-drink will account for the greatest value, volume, and profitability for the five years ahead, according to market researcher Technavio. London-based Technavio estimates the U.S. market for green tea, including organic green tea, in bottles and cans will reach $3.515 billion by 2021. The...

Bone-Marrow Disorder Patients May Benefit from Green Tea

Patients facing often-fatal medical complications associated with bone-marrow disorders may benefit from a polyphenol found in green tea, according to information released by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis. The researchers’ paper, “Aggregation of Full Length Immunoglobulin Light Chains from AL Amyloidosis Patients Is Remodeled by Epigallocatechin-3-gallate,” was published in the Journal of...

Tea, Meet Tattoos

If you visit the website of Berkeley, Calif., teahouse Blue Willow Teaspot, you’ll notice a couple of things. Owner Ali Roth includes a quote that might come from any lifetime lover of tea: “Every tea has a story to tell. If you pay close attention and surrender your senses to the moment, you can...

Mindful Eating Tops Dieting in Survey

Dieting poses problems for dietitians but a course of “mindful eating” can motivate consumers to eat healthily. The fourth annual “What’s Trending in Nutrition” survey by Today’s Dietitian and Pollock Communications showed a decline in consumers’ interest in dieting. “Instead, results showed that many consumers are choosing clean (59%) and mindful eating (49%) to...

Green Tea Supplements under Scrutiny in Europe

Green tea is well known for its health benefits and the market for green tea and green tea products has never been better. However, according to several online sources, the European Food Safety Association (EFSA) is under renewed pressure from the European Commission to investigate the safety of green tea catechins. Norwegian, Swedish, and...

Matcha in Monterey

By Janis Hashe Cha-ya caters to sophisticated green tea drinkers Born and raised in Toyko, Mitsuko Gammon moved to the United States 40 years ago, only to find her options for quality tea were very limited. For many years, she had relatives send her the teas she wanted from Japan. But in 2005, she...