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When most folks think of tea plants, what comes to mind are waist-high little bushes.  Farmers do this intentionally, of course, pruning the plants so they stay at ideal plucking height.  But do you know that they can grow enormously? Click to know more.
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You must have been fully aware that smoking has been linked to many life-threatening diseases, which includes heart disease, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. But, here's another reason why you need to drink tea.
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When there's flu season, sometimes it can be bad. In fact, even your friendly neighborhood Tea Sommelier, whose healthy, antioxidant-rich immune system is usually running strong and on all power, also caught the bug! But now as a survivor, I have a few tea tips to help those who still have the flu bug
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In this next lesson, we will tackle one of the most difficult problems facing modern tea: the popularity (and inferiority) of most tea bags. Nowadays, tea bags make up about 95% of all tea sales in the US. See why loose leaf teas are better than tea bags and why you should have them.
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I recently got in a water cooler discussion at the Tavalon office about what is the perfect way to steep a cup of tea. One person suggested that she prefers her tea to be full-bodied and “almost to the point of bitter.” But what is the correct way? Read along.
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The 8th most common form of cancer is Esophageal cancer. It is killing around 400,000 people every year. And, if you are a tea drinker, you may be doing something rather routine – drinking it when it just finishes steeping – that may facilitate Esophageal cancer. Alarmed? Read on and see the whole story.
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According to the Mayo Clinic, Dementia is a very common disease affecting the elderly. 3 million cases are diagnosed every year, and in Australia, the current number of people affected by dementia is around 354,000. It is now the 2nd leading cause of death. Here's how tea can help people suffering from dementia.
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This clever, suspense-like tea commercial is from Hungary. It’s supposed to be promoting a calming tea, but after seeing this I don’t think all the Serenity in the world will let me get a good night’s sleep!
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Even though everyone seems to be busy lately here in Tavalon, here is a cute Rooibos-loving hippo chugging some tea. If you are curious how Rooibos tea tastes like, just head on here.
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Aussie Breakfast & NYC Breakfast is rich in tannins that have a positive and relaxing effect on the overall health of your body’s system and contains anti-inflammatory qualities.  Click to know more of it's surprising benefits!
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Tea has played a significant role in much of human history, but do you know that it has also been an important wedding gift? Click to know more.
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Have you ever had a deadline but can't get anything creative out of your head? We all have, of course, but it turns out the juice we should be turning to actually comes from a leaf. Here's what and how.
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Measuring the quality of tea through tea grades is not as easy as you might think. This post will simplify the complexity on how the grades are applied, and why you need to know them.
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Over a thousand years old (earlier than 65 BC), the Tea-Horse Road is one of the oldest routes in which tea was traded. Take a look at some of the amazing excerpts from the new book Tea Horse Road
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One of the common questions among newcomers to the tea industry is the issue of fair trade. Fairtrade is known as paying a higher price to the people who produce the product, as well as advocating higher social standards among the producer’s community.
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Think you have skills pouring tea? In this video you will see guys like this in Bangkok – so amazing you'll wonder if they ever won in bartender competitions. The technique may seem a little showy or unnecessary (like, are dusts going to my tea as well?), but there is actually a reason behind this technique.
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Summer Fruits tea's ingredients are Green Tea, Apricot and Sunflower Blossoms. You might already know the benefits you can get out of green tea, but adding apricot and sunflower? Learn more on the health benefits you can get from Summer Fruits tea.
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The Zika virus if you remember had circulated the news last 2016. The virus itself is one of many mosquito-borne viruses, and can cause microcephaly. But do you know that green tea can help stop zika virus?
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During this season, when all the holidays seem to revolve around over-eating and beverage consumption, it is easy to wake up in the new year with a few extra pounds around your waist. However, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden, there may be a way to quell those season’s eatings: tea.