Green tea

Green Tea Attacks Plaque

Summary: The chemical compound epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) was found to break up and dissolve protein plaques in the blood vessels that reduce the flow of blood to the heart and brain. The study: Researchers at Lancaster University, England studying the effects of EGCG have added to the growing list of areas where there is some...

Annual Coffee Survey Reveals Insights About Retailing Tea

Tea consumption among American adults dipped to 48 percent in January, falling two points since last year according to a long-running national survey of drinking trends. Coffee drinkers in the U.S. reversed a six-year decline as past-day consumption rose to 64 percent among adults, according to the National Coffee Association (NCA). The annual survey, conducted...

Lawsuit Alleges Bigelow Tea Engages in False Marketing

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) filed a lawsuit against R.C. Bigelow asking the court to issue an order that stops Bigelow from “false marketing” following the discovery of glyphosate in store-bought samples of the company’s classic green tea. The Richman Law Group, on behalf of the OCA, alleges Bigelow misrepresented its “all natural” tea...

Not All Powdered Green Tea is Matcha

As matcha has grown in popularity, some confusion has set in as to the difference between matcha and green tea powder. Here is some clarification. “There has been a lot of confusion in the industry that green tea powder is matcha and this is not true,” said tea expert Scott Svihula, owner of Hula...

From East to West: Green Tea Gains Ground

In Asia, the color green represents positivity, fertility and happiness—all appropriate adjectives to describe the current state of the global green tea market. According to a new report by Transparency Market Research, growth is predicted across the board over the next few years for this segment of the tea market. As green tea gains...

EGCG in Green Tea May Help Battle Alzheimer’s

EGCG, the major polyphenol in green tea, may play a role in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Preclinical evidence suggests that EGCG “interferes with the formation of toxic assemblies (oligomers), one of the prime suspects in the early steps of the molecular cascade that leads...

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...