Tea Health / Education

To Microwave or Not? Tea Debate Re-heats up

Would you like a spot of tea … microwaved? Nuking a meal in the microwave is usually not considered to be the best way to enhance flavor or preserve nutrients in food preparation. So, who could have guessed that heating tea in a microwave actually has some benefits? In 2012, food scientist Quan Vuong,...

Dilmah in Dubai

Sri Lankan-based Dilmah has opened its newest t-lounge at the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai. The lounge focuses on authenticity and teas that are genuinely different, unblended, and fresh—while presenting the beverage in its many facets and manifestations and creating a destination for the tea purist as well as for the tea adventurer and...

Tocklai Tea Institute to Receive Funding

Aid is on the way to financially troubled Tocklai Tea Research Institute, India’s premier tea research institution, which is jointly funded by the government and industry through the Tea Research Association (TRA). “The [government] allocation for the next financial year 2017–18 has been brought back to the previous level of 2015–16, which will be...

The World Tea Encyclopaedia

Will Battle joined the tea world as a trainee tea taster with Tetley’s, after completing university studies in the UK. He travelled the tea lands for 10 years with Tetley, completing his training in India, Sri Lanka, and Africa. Tasting tea after tea after tea each day – and visiting tea gardens, is work...

Tea Consumption May Protect Elderly From Cognitive Decline

Chinese researchers found indications that regular tea consumption lowers the risk of cognitive decline in the elderly, especially those who are genetically at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, according to the National University of Singapore (NUS), were that tea drinking reduced the risk of cognitive impairment in older persons by 50 percent....

Sugary Drink Taxes Gaining Momentum

Taxes on sugary drinks that met with opposition in decades past are gaining favor. In 2014 Berkeley, California, led the movement to impose a “sugary beverage tax” and was followed by San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Cook County, Illinois. Seattle will consider imposing a 2-cents-per ounce tax this month. When it comes to raising taxes,...

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 for the Heart

Good news for tea-loving romantics. Showing your loved one you care with a gift of tea is a gesture that aims straight for the heart. According to a new study published in the journal Heart, drinking a daily cup of tea can reduce heart disease. The study assessed the association between tea consumption and...

Watch Out for Empty Calories in Your Tea

You might be surprised just how many empty calories you’re adding to your tea each day. More than 160 million people in the U.S. regularly drink coffee or tea. Roughly two-thirds of coffee drinkers and one-third of tea drinkers add sugar, cream, flavorings or other calorie-rich additives, according to researcher Ruopeng An. “These add-in...

Global Tea Initiative Excites Professionals

DAVIS, Calif. “I have never before seen so much tea talent assembled in one room,” said one of the Global Tea Initiative Colloquium participants to UC Davis Prof. Katharine Burnett, organizer of the Global Tea Initiative at the university world famous for its department of viticulture and enology. With the Second Annual Colloquium, Burnett...