- May 1st, 2013
Plants are antioxidant-generating machines. Commercially, the biggest return-generating plant extract is green tea. There are other plant-based antioxidants—bilberry, grape seed, ginkgo biloba—but green tea dominates at this stage. About 50 percent of products launched in 2012 bearing an antioxidant claim contained green tea, according to market analysts.
- February 1st, 2013
Black tea consumption has been mathematically linked to a low prevalence of type 2 diabetes, according to data collected in 50 countries all over the world. In recent years, a great deal of interest has focused on the health benefits of green tea, which is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties.
- September 1st, 2012
Each day, we are faced with millions of tiny choices. Some choices we make without even thinking, while some we deliberate upon too long. It may be that we think our personal choices affect only us; but, in reality, even solid, thought-out decisions can have a ripple effect, and reverberate to distant circles in far away places.Organic tea company makes every choice count.By Cara Lucas
- February 1st, 2012
A simple cup of tea provides numerous health benefits. From stress relief to immune support, tea has been valued as a beverage across the globe for millennia. Not much has changed in that regard, but the fairly new concept of corporate responsibility has given a new flavor to the tea we drink.Organic India goes the extra mile to create social change.by Brooke Holmgren
- January 1st, 2012
It’s no news that soda isn’t exactly the healthiest beverage you can choose.Burst that sugary bubble and explore some delicious, healthier alternatives.By Brooke Holmgren
- October 5th, 2011
A meta-analysis of several studies has concluded that green and oolong tea can help prevent diabetes and aid in managing type 1 and 2 diabetes.
People who drank more than four cups of green tea per day had a 20-percent lower risk of developing diabetes than people who did not drink four cups of tea.
- February 1st, 2010
When the going gets tough, the tough get brewing, a notion legions of tea-loving Brits have subscribed to for centuries. Now, a City University of London study shows that putting a kettle on the stove and sipping tea in times of crisis or unrest can reduce stress—and even make you feel calmer than before the trauma.By Melaina Juntti
- July 1st, 2009
Talk about a serendipitous event: Legend has it that chance brewed the first tea when Camellia sinensis leaves blew into a pot of boiling water. It was 2737 BC, and the accidental teameister who boiled that water, Chinese Emperor Shen Nung, concluded the new brew gave “vigor of body, contentment of mind, and determination of purpose.”
Get all the benefits of tea without curing up with a cup.By Bryce Edmonds
- April 1st, 2009Unfeatured
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon dried or fresh chamomile
1/2 teaspoon dried lavender
1/2 teaspoon dried mint
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon dried lemon balm
1. In a pot, bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat.
2. Add the chamomile, lavender, mint, fennel, and lemon balm. Steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
3. Strain and drink before going to bed.
nutrition info per serving: 2 calories; 0 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 g protein; 0 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 2 mg sodium