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At last! A proper tea kettle for green tea drinkers.

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Finally, a tea kettle that lets you adjust temperature settings. The proper way to brew green tea is with water that is hot but below the boiling point. This kettle has a setting for that:
Adagio UtiliTea Variable Temperature Electric Kettle 30 oz.
Of course it makes boiling water, too, for those times you drink dark tea.
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White tea vs. green tea

Monday, January 21st, 2008

As a green tea devotee it’s almost hard to admit that there is a tea out there that is superior to green tea in terms of health benefits.
But don’t fear. This doesn’t mean we have to give up our green tea. The two teas are similar enough that we can enjoy them both and benefit [...]

Wash your hair with green tea and reduce hair loss

Friday, January 18th, 2008

If you have any sense, you’re drinking green tea regularly and enjoying all the benefits. Your metabolism is turbo-charged, you’re losing fat, losing weight and flooding your body with all those wonderful anti-oxidants. Your teeth are in better shape because of reduced plaque. You have more energy. The catechins in it are thought to help [...]

Matcha: Extreme Green Tea

Monday, January 14th, 2008

The health benefits of regular green tea are amazing enough. But did you know that there is another version that is even more potent? It is so potent that it has 10-15 times more nutrients than the regular kind. It even has more antioxidants than blueberries. It is called matcha green tea.
Matcha is made from [...]

Green tea is a natural remedy for acne

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Hormones and bacteria are the root of most acne problems.
Hormones can produce excess oil and clog pores. The growth hormones during adolescence are at a peak, of course, and acne can be a reaction to these hormones.
There’s a bacteria on our skin called Propionibacterium acnes that people with acne have in larger amounts. This bacteria [...]

The proper way to brew green tea

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Many people are put off by green tea because they think it tastes bitter. But it doesn’t have to be bitter! Brewed correctly it will have a mild, flavorful taste.
Here are some brewing tips:
1.    The water should not be too hot. This is the #1 mistake. You don’t need boiling water. The proper temperature is [...]

Green tea vs. soda

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Wild Cherry Pepsi is my one dietary vice. I used to drink 1-3 cans per day.
I didn’t have to feel too guilty about this vice. I’m thin and my teeth are resistant to tooth decay; I’ve never had a cavity. But ever since reading Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan I’ve wanted to eliminate high fructose [...]