The Beauty of Tea

Dec 15, 2012 by

  Some thoughts about the beauty of tea….. Blind people can enjoy tea, of course, but as with the rest of their lives, they are denied a beautiful dimension–the visual. Forget about drinking tea for a minute. Let’s extol the drink for its delightful impact on the eyes.   Tight cakes of pu-erh tea are beautiful in their own right, with the darkened leaves compressed into intertwined, unfathomably complex blocks. Aroma aside, each cake is a singular mysterious matrix of formerly green leaves tenderly plucked and processed to create a whole, till they are plucked from the cake to create a brew.   A first-time tea drinker can be surprised by the startling color of tea soup. Dark brown leaves might be expected to produce a liquid of the same hue, but the magic...

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Are you ready to try “White Tea”...

Jul 25, 2012 by

  In recent years, “White Tea” has gotten a great deal of press.   White tea  is a lightly oxidized tea grown and harvested primarily in China, mostly in the Fujian province.. More recently it is grown in both Taiwan and now in Northern Thailand. White tea comes from the buds and leaves of the Chinese Camellia sinensis plant. The leaves and buds are allowed to wither in natural sunlight before they are lightly processed to prevent oxidation or further tea processing. The name “white tea” derives from the fine silvery-white hairs on the unopened buds of the tea plant, which gives the plant a whitish appearance. The beverage itself is not white or colorless but pale yellow. Alex Zorach,  founder and editor-in-chief of Rate Tea shares his experience with silver needle white tea in the article below:   Silver Needle White Tea (Bai Hao Yinzhen) From Unusual Countries Of...

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Does Tea Stop Wrinkles? Maybe

Mar 19, 2012 by

If you find yourself staring in the mirror wondering what you can do about your sagging skin then this quick post is for you!  Recently the researchers at Kingston University studied a variety of 21 different herbs and plants.  They tested all the properties and low and behold. they found that white tea appears to have a high potential for fighting wrinkles and many of the negative effects of aging. WHY?  White tea is high in anti-inflammatory properties and is high in antioxidants which fight aging and protect natural proteins in your skin.  Elastin and collagen can be enhanced and plumped by regularly drinking white tea. Is it too good to be true? Maybe but maybe not.  Why not give it a try?  White tea is now readily available in many tea shops and online. ...

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