Tea Blog

  • The Habit of Herbal Tea

    The term “herbal tea” is a tricky one – many times, herbal teas are composed of ingredients other than pure herbs. The term “tisane” is usually applied to these brews, which can contain things such as rosehips, flowers, roots, grasses, and even seeds. The only element they share in common is that they don’t actually [...]
  • Oolong – The Tea With the Mysterious Name

    Tea is a fascinating little product. A good part of the mystique that surrounds wu long, or oolong, as it is more commonly known, is due to its classical origins in the Far East. The Chinese have named it “black dragon tea”, from which we get the English word “oolong”, but the actual origin of [...]
  • Did you know that green tea may help to lower your risk of cancer?

    EGCG in green tea regulates and inhibits cancer growth by killing cells that are growing erratically. In Japan, a study of 500 women with Stage I and Stage II breast cancer found that increasing their green tea consumption before and after surgery significantly lowered the risk of recurrence. Another analysis of 22 studies of the [...]