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  • Nearly 900K bags of tea recalled over high levels of pesticide residue (only one 'organic' company)

    05/20/2024 11:12:10 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | 5-20-24 | Daniella Genovese
    Nearly 900,000 bags of tea are being recalled after officials detected excessive levels of pesticide residues, federal health officials warned. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a notice that 54,846 packs of East West Tea Company's Organic Yogi Echinacea Immune Support tea bags, are being recalled because "pesticide residues were detected above action levels." Each pack includes 16 tea bags, and there are four packs per box, equating to 877,536 bags of tea.
  • Greek Mountain Tea and Its Healing Properties

    05/14/2024 4:59:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | May 14, 2024 | Nick Kampouris
    Greeks are not known for their love for tea, as are for example the British, Russians, and Turks. However, when it comes to tea, the first variety that a Greek would think of is “Chai tou vounou,” or Greek mountain tea. “Sideritis,” as it is officially known, has been used since ancient times as a medicine, as well as a refreshment. Ancient, medieval, and modern Greeks also used this herb to boost energy and memory, and up to the present day, it continues to be by far the most popular and famous herbal tea in the country. The term “sideritis”...
  • Can a cup of tea keep COVID away? Study demonstrates that certain teas inactivate SARS-CoV-2 in saliva (One cup of black tea killed 99.9% of the virus in 10 seconds in the mouth)

    04/10/2024 9:41:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 67 replies
    Medical Xpress / University of Georgia / Food and Environmental Virology ^ | April 8, 2024 | Jennifer L Reynolds / Julianna N. Morris et al
    Research suggests that a cup of tea can help in the fight against COVID-19. Findings demonstrate how certain teas inactivate SARS-CoV-2 in saliva—in some cases by up to 99.9%. This is important because the virus infects and replicates inside the oral cavity, passing through the oropharynx before reaching the lungs. "Inactivating SARS-CoV-2 in the mouth and the throat matters because that potentially reduces the introduction of the virus to the lower respiratory system," Esseili said. Esseili and Julianna Morris studied 24 different types of commercially available teas, some of which claim to aid in respiratory health. Of those, they found...
  • Why You Should Add Salt — Yes, Salt — to Your Tea, According to a Scientist

    02/02/2024 6:58:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Food & Wine ^ | January 25, 2024 | Karla Walsh
    The U.S. Embassy in London released an official statement to cool off this heated debate.We learned back in junior high history class that Americans and Brits have quite the contentious relationship regarding tea. And as of this week, when Michelle Francl, Ph.D., a professor of chemistry at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, released her new book, she stirred the pot even more — so much so that the U.S. Embassy in London felt it necessary to step in. So what's Francl's proposition that's making waves across the pond? That your cup of tea is missing one very important ingredient that...
  • Drinking coffee or tea may be beneficial for physical function in aging (Much less frailty)

    Drinking coffee and tea at midlife may be associated with a reduced likelihood of physical frailty in late life. A study has shown that adults, who consumed higher intake of caffeine via the drinking of coffee or tea, had significantly better physical function at late life. The study was conducted based on information collected from over 12,000 participants, aged 45 to 74 years old, over a follow-up period of 20 years. Coffee and tea were the main sources of caffeine intake in this cohort, accounting for 84% and 12% of total caffeine, respectively. A total of 68.5% of the participants...
  • Study suggests drinking dark tea every day may help control blood sugar to reduce diabetes risk

    Drinking dark tea every day may help to mitigate type 2 diabetes risk and progression in adults through better blood sugar control, suggests new research. The study found that compared with never tea drinkers, daily consumers of dark tea had 53% lower risk for prediabetes and 47% reduced risk for type 2 diabetes, even after taking into account established risk factors known to drive the risk for diabetes, including age, gender, ethnicity, body mass index (BMI), average arterial blood pressure, fasting plasma glucose, cholesterol, alcohol intake, smoking status, family history of diabetes and regular exercise. "Our findings hint at the...
  • New study using human fibroid cells supports use of green tea compound as treatment for uterine fibroids

    07/13/2023 7:43:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 2 replies
    In a pre-clinical, proof-of-concept study, researchers found that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a green tea compound with powerful antioxidant properties, could be promising for both treating and preventing uterine fibroids. An estimated 77% of women will develop fibroids in their lifetime, most of them by age 50. Black and Hispanic women develop them at 1.5 to two times the rate of white women. While many people with uterine fibroids are without symptoms, about 25% experience significant symptoms including heavy uterine bleeding, pelvic pain and infertility. Uterine fibroids are the leading cause of hospitalization hysterectomy. In addition to complete removal of the...
  • 1858: Maniram Dewan, tea infuser

    02/26/2023 9:09:27 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 2 replies ^ | February 26, 2017 | Headsman
    On this date in 1858, the British hanged Assamese grandee Maniram Dewan for joining the 1857 Indian Rebellion. Maniram was a young man going on 20 when the British wrested control from Burma of the eastern province Assam, and he carved himself a successful career in the empire. But without doubt his lasting service to the Union Jack and the world was discovering to the British the existence of a theretofore unknown varietal of the tea plant, cultivated in Assam’s monsoon-drenched jungles by the Singhpo people* — a fact of geopolitical significance since it augured a means to crack the...
  • 'Critically ill' Putin wheezes and gasps in meeting after being spotted with purple hand

    11/26/2022 6:24:04 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 79 replies
    Daily Star UK ^ | 11/26/2022 | Harry Thompson
    Russia’s despotic President Vladimir Putin has raised fresh health fears after he wheezed and coughed through a dramatic meeting. Rumours have been swirling for months that Putin is seriously ill, and he did nothing to ease concerns during a testy meeting with mums of soldiers who have been killed in his war with Ukraine. The dictator tucked into fresh berries and cake with the 'grieving relatives' but seemed to be struggling and uncomfortable. Words didn’t come easily, clearing his throat often, as he spoke with people who – were it not for him – would still have children, although the...
  • Put the kettle on: How black tea (and other favorites) may help your health later in life

    11/23/2022 8:49:07 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 21 replies
    A daily cup of tea could help you to enjoy better health late in life. However, if you're not a tea drinker, there are other things you can add to your diet. The key is flavonoids, which are naturally occurring substances found in many common foods and beverages such as black and green tea, apples, nuts, citrus fruit, berries and more. A study of 881 elderly women (median age of 80) has found that the participants were far less likely to have extensive buildup of abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) if they consumed a high level of flavonoids in their diet....
  • Joe Biden Remembers Meeting the Queen for Tea and Crumpets

    09/19/2022 6:02:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2022 | Simon Kent
    U.S. President Joe Biden used an interview ahead of Monday’s funeral for Queen Elizabeth II to fondly recall the time he met her at Windsor Castle. Jill Biden joined him to honor Queen Elizabeth II by sharing memories of their tea time last year when the monarch invited them to join her at the ancient Royal residence near London ahead of a summit of the G7 big economies.
  • Tea drinkers enjoy possible health benefits, study suggests (Black tea may mean 11% lower death from any cause)

    08/30/2022 8:10:46 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 32 replies
    Medical Xpress / Annals of Internal Medicine ^ | August 29, 2022 | CARLA K. JOHNSON / Maki Inoue-Choi et al
    A cup of tea just got a bit more relaxing. Tea can be part of a healthy diet and people who drink tea may even be a little more likely to live longer than those who don't, according to a large study. Tea contains helpful substances known to reduce inflammation. Past studies in China and Japan, where green tea is popular, suggested health benefits. The new study extends the good news to the U.K.'s favorite drink: black tea. Scientists from the U.S. National Cancer Institute used a large database project that asked about the tea habits of nearly a half...
  • Habitual Tea Drinking May Reduce the Effects of Chronic Insomnia, Study Finds

    06/07/2022 4:36:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JUNE 07, 2022 | Nick Yang
    You may have heard that drinking too much tea too close to bedtime can disrupt your sleep, but according to a new study, long-term tea consumption may also reduce the health impact of chronic insomnia . In the study published in peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications on Monday (June 6), researchers from Westlake University in China found that habitual tea drinking was linked to a lower risk of disorders related to the gut flora — the tiny organisms that live in our digestive tracts — and bile acids from the liver. Imbalances in gut microbes and bile acids are closely related...
  • Expert Reveals the Scientific Method to a Perfect Cup of Tea

    05/02/2022 12:28:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | Sunday 17 Apr 2022 | Edaein O'Connell
    Nothing beats a good cup of tea. Whether it’s morning, noon or night, a cuppa makes everything better. As most British people understand, the making of a cup of tea is an art form. It is seriously difficult to get right. And now, one expert has shared the scientifically correct way to make a brew. However, his method may divide opinion. Dr Andrew Stapley, of Loughborough University, is a chemical engineer who has undertaken important research to find the perfect cup of tea. In news that may disgust the nation, Dr Stapley says you should make your tea with the...
  • Tea, coffee, or Water? Here’s What Your Go-To Daily Drink Says About You

    03/21/2022 10:43:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    Study Finds ^ | MARCH 18, 2022 | Chris Melore
    If a midday slump has you reaching for a pick-me-up, you might want to think twice before picking up coffee. A recent survey of 2,005 Americans focused on people’s beverage drinking habits and pinpointed popular alternatives to a cup of Joe to get over the post-lunch dip. While coffee connoisseurs undoubtedly have the most drive in the morning (65%), only 29 percent keep that motivation going into the afternoon. Meanwhile, 41 percent of those who favor tea claim they are typically brimming with that P.M. drive. Nearly as many people who prefer juice (81%) and water (78%) remain as productive...
  • Favorite Tea or Coffee Songs,tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 2`25~22

    02/24/2022 5:11:51 PM PST · by fatima · 153 replies
    ~Favorite Songs about Tea or Coffee~ Tupelo Honey*Video*Blind Melon - No Rain (Official Music Video) *Video* op thread
  • Want to avoid glaucoma? Look at what you eat (One cup of tea a day reduces risk by 74%)

    01/10/2022 12:36:51 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 34 replies
    Medical Xpress / British Journal of Ophthalmology ^ | Jan. 10, 2022 | HealthDay / Glaucoma Research Foundation
    Glaucoma is group of eye diseases that cause progressive vision loss through damage to the optic nerve. It is the second-leading cause of blindness. Fruits and veggies are good sources of vitamins A and C, as well as the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. These can protect against oxidative stress associated with damage to the optic nerve and other tissues of the eye in glaucoma. A study that included 584 Black women found that those who consumed three or more fruit or juice servings daily were 79% less likely to have glaucoma than those who had less than one. Research has...
  • Coffee or Tea? Drinking Both Tied to Lower Stroke, Dementia Risk (Two+ cups of both best)

    12/11/2021 8:30:19 AM PST · by ConservativeMind · 33 replies
    Medscape / PLOS Med ^ | Nov. 16, 2021 | Kelli Whitlock Burton / Yuan Zhang, Hongxi Yang, Shu Li, Wei-dong Li, et al
    Drinking coffee or tea is associated with reduced risk for stroke and dementia, with the biggest benefit associated with consuming both beverages, new research suggests. Investigators found that individuals who drank 2 to 3 cups of coffee and 2 to 3 cups of tea per day had a 30% decrease in incidence of stroke and a 28% lower risk for dementia vs those who did not. Synergistic Effect? Whereas earlier studies have shown significant health benefits from moderate coffee and tea intake separately, few have examined the effect of drinking both. Researchers enrolled 365,682 participants from the UK Biobank for...
  • Bill Clinton once turned down tea with the Queen to try an Indian restaurant

    07/20/2021 10:21:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/20/2021 | Yaron Steinbuch
    President Bill Clinton reportedly turned down tea with Queen Elizabeth during his first official visit to the UK in 1997 — because he wanted to “be a tourist” and try out an Indian restaurant. Buckingham Palace told the office of Prime Minister Tony Blair that “HM the Queen would be very pleased” to invite the Clintons to tea on their visit from summits in Paris and The Hague, the Guardian reported, citing formerly classified documents. But Downing Street private secretary Philip Barton replied: “The Americans said that the president and Mrs. Clinton were very grateful for HM The Queen’s invitation...
  • An Object in Time - The Cup of Tea

    05/31/2021 11:19:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    ABC News (Australia) ^ | 6/1 | The History Listen with Kirsti Melville
    Download An Object in Time - The Cup of Tea (39.31 MB) Download 39.31 MB Today 25,000 cups of tea are drunk across the world every second. But it hasn’t always been so popular. The story of how tea came to brew in pots across the globe is one of empire, addiction and espionage. This episode tells the story of how the humble cup of tea came to represent the ruthless British Empire. Guests: Andrew Phillips, Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland Sarah Rose, Journalist and Author of For All the Tea Kaishan Mellis, tea enthusiast...