Are you looking for a reliable, research-supported source of information about camellia sinensis?  A source which discusses – and cites – actual research supporting tea’s myriad health benefits, as well as risks associated with over-consumption?  Perhaps you want a reliable metric regarding caffeine? Maybe you’d like to read actual studies conducted on fluoride content, tea’s purported benefits for disease prevention, or the skinny on tea extracts?

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Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute has just the resource you are looking for.”The mission of the Linus Pauling Institute is to promote optimal health through cutting-edge nutrition research and trusted public outreach.” OSU is located in the the foothills of the coast range in the northwestern portion of the Willamette Valley.  Its medical school – Oregon Health Sciences University – is located an hour north and east of the lovely campus known as home to the Oregon State Beavers, and is a well-respected teaching, healing, and research facility.

Please check into the link and bookmark the site for reference the next time you hear that tea has “more caffeine than coffee,” or “I read someplace that those tea extracts can be hazardous to your health.”

Moderation in all things.  I raise my cup . . .

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