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The Power Of Tea In The Quest For Optimum Immune Health

The Power Of Tea In The Quest For Optimum Immune Health

There are a quite extraordinary array of health benefits to be derived from regularly drinking tea. For example, drinking black tea has been thought to lead to an 11% reduction in the risk of developing heart disease. Green tea is thought to aid a clear complexion,...

T Ching Classics: Cold Fighting

T Ching Classics: Cold Fighting

Since we're all taking what precautions we can against catching viruses and illnesses already, here are some articles about some herbs that can also help with cold fighting. Please enjoy! Dreading the cold season? Stock up on rose hip tea By Kelley GoldThe cold season...

Chlorella Tea for Health and Healing

Chlorella Tea for Health and Healing

As the world is progressing, people are taking their inner health and beauty seriously. Many makeup brands and healthcare nutritionists are now advising the use of extracts of certain products that we would never have dreamt of using or consuming. Even professionals...

The Tea Spot – Flu Fighter and Covid-19 Donation

The Tea Spot – Flu Fighter and Covid-19 Donation

Guest contribution by: Aaron Kiel The Tea Spot Innovates with ‘Flu Fighter’ Tea, Supports COVID-19 First Responders The team at Boulder, Colorado-based The Tea Spot has felt the pain and stress of the global pandemic, just like everyone; but it’s pushed Founder and...

Creative Alignment: A New Purpose for Tea

Creative Alignment: A New Purpose for Tea

Guest Contribution by: Ashley Fleischer The power of tea never ceases to surprise! Well-known as the world’s first medicine, there’s no time like the present to keep it on call and working for the people who so passionately drink it; but why not give this versatile...

Five Ways That Green Tea May Help With Acne

Five Ways That Green Tea May Help With Acne

It seems like every health article goes on and on about how green tea can work wonders for a whole range of conditions from improving blood flow, digestive issues, reducing cholesterol and blood pressure, to even helping prevent Alzheimer’s plaques from forming.At...

Tea Places

The Tea Cozy

The Tea Cozy

For more than 20 years, Mike and Nami Thompson have been serving a community of tea lovers in downtown Sacramento, California. In the shadow of the state capitol and the heart of a robust art community, The Tea Cozy serves 125+ fine artisan teas, elegant tea...

Unexpected Places for Tea Cultivation

Unexpected Places for Tea Cultivation

Guest contribution by: Dan Moser Although the natural habitat of Camellia sinensis is areas with tropical and subtropical climates, its adaptability has made this plant grow and thrive in very different places. Today we'll talk about the cultivation and production of...

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 3

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 3

Continued from Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour - Part 2 A Wonderful Tour for Both Introverts and Extroverts As you may know, I am an extreme introvert. Shyness impacts some of my decisions when congregating with others.  On any bus tour, I am the one who sits at the...

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 2

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 2

Continued from Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour - Part 1Who Created This Tour? - About Arigato Food TourIn fact, Arigato Food Tours has been providing all kinds of tours throughout various parts of Japan and has a wealth of knowledge and expertise for those curious...

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 1

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour – Part 1

Virtual Japanese Green Tea Tour - What is it?I was so excited to be one of the first people to join the Virtual Green Tea Tour, a new and magical tour offered by Arigato Japan that has been the pioneer for English-speaking Japanese tours for many years, featured by...

Fairhope Tea Plantation

Fairhope Tea Plantation

Guest Contribution by: Donnie Barrett The summer of 2020 finds us very busy at the Fairhope Tea Plantation here in south Alabama.  We are picking, processing, and packaging tea almost every day.  The spring flush was quite plentiful and the summer season is seeing...

Spirituality

Tao in a Teapot

Tao in a Teapot

Guest contribution by: Alexander Thomas In the first chapter of the Tao de Ching we read “The Dao that can be conceptualized is not the pristine Dao, and Dao is not its true name. The pure ground of Heaven and Earth is Nameless. It is Heaven and Earth that parent the...

My Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading – Part 2

My Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading – Part 2

Continued from My Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading – Part 1 I know that others have written about the methodology of reading the leaves, so I will share some of the things that particularly stood out to me: Vintage china works very well for reading the leaves. It’s...

My Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading – Part 1

My Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading – Part 1

With the stressors of life during times of personal and global turmoil, I suddenly realized that I never wrote about the Introduction to Tea Leaf Reading class that I took: All the way back in January!Hosted by The Jasmine Pearl Tea Company in Portland, Oregon, the...

Find Your Future In A Teacup

Find Your Future In A Teacup

Freelance contribution by: Lucy Wyndham According to recent studies, 44% of Americans find themselves unable to be optimistic about the future. In today’s rapidly changing world, sometimes it feels like we can’t even trust the weatherman to predict what tomorrow...

Curious Facts About Tea Leaf Reading

Curious Facts About Tea Leaf Reading

Freelance contribution by: Lucy Wyndham The practice of reading tea leaves is one that dates back to medieval European tradition, and recent trends indicate that people are looking to tea leaves for guidance in greater numbers than before. Lifestyle magazine...

Chanoyu: History and Philosophy – Part 2

Chanoyu: History and Philosophy – Part 2

Continued from Chanoyu: History and Philosophy – Part 1 Scroll reads: “Wa Kei Sei Jaku” – The Four Principles of Tea The Tea Master Sen Rikyu (1521-1591) Created the Tea Ceremony Practiced Today Tea ceremony principles that we celebrate today were established and...

Cooking With Tea

Tres Leches and Tea

Tres Leches and Tea

This is a time for indulgence, a time of why not. My indulgence? I want to eat cake every day. Baking for me provides Zen moments of calm and focus which are worth every calorie. And drinking cup after cup of good tea is a given at home - spending countless hours,...

Falling Into Tea With Books, a Tea-Tinged Reflection

Falling Into Tea With Books, a Tea-Tinged Reflection

With the turning of the season, does your tea habit change? Cooler nights after sweltering days lead me to drink lots more of our favorite beverage. In this crazy time, my thoughts turn to the flavors of fall – apples, pears, pomegranates, persimmons…. I crave the...

Celebrating the Season With Fragrant Melon and Tea

Celebrating the Season With Fragrant Melon and Tea

With seemingly  not much to celebrate in our world at the moment, Mother Nature and those who assist her (the growers, the pickers, the cultivators, the sellers) are truly sowing joy as summer has officially begun at our local farmers markets (visiting them with masks...

Creamy Tea or Is It Tea Cream?

Creamy Tea or Is It Tea Cream?

Spring has come and nearly gone with summer on its way. Iced tea season is almost upon us, though even on the hottest days a hot cuppa soothes. But what I crave at this moment is something luxurious and rich and creamy... If you guessed ice cream, guess again... Give...

Time For Tea—Tea Ice Cream, That Is

Time For Tea—Tea Ice Cream, That Is

Return to T Ching Classics: Tea Ice Cream Casting caution to the winds—with the world going to hell in a handbasket or tea caddy—and going to great pains to score some cream, milk, and marmalade (I recently made a few jars from the fruits of my backyard tree), I...