A professional scientific study led by molecular biologist Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini and carried out at Caen University in France has found startling results when feeding rats a diet of exclusively GM (Genetically Modified) corn (NK603). The study has been reviewed by independent scientists to gurantee that the experiments were properly conducted, and that the results are valid. The study was published in the US journal Food and Chemical Toxicology on September 18th, 2012.
Shanti Tea Blog
It is a rare and special tea that comes from land tradtionally associated with coffee. Los Andes is just such a tea, grown on a Guatemalan nature reserve that rests in the shadows of the volcano of Atitlán. The nature reserve is home to abundant plants and wildlife, including Guatemala's national bird, the Resplendent Quetzal.
There are many legends surrounding the origin of drinking tea. One story tells us that it began in China thousands of years ago. It is said that the leaves of a Camellia plant dropped off and landed in a bowl of boiling water. The Emperor at the time tasted the result and found them to his liking and the art of drinking tea was born.
Gone are the days of Alice and Wonderland with magical white bunnies and tea in a fantasy worlds, but that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun with tea and good company.
Choosing the right tea is an important part of the food selection process, and can make or break the overall dining experience.
With the revival of the of tea comes rumors and myths about this incredible beverage... Part 1
There are quite a few methods for making iced tea, and selecting the right method really depends on the tea leaves or herbs you are using to make the infusion...
By now almost everyone is aware that green tea is good for your health - but why?
Tea does indeed contain caffeine, however the story doesn't just end there.
Just a difference of 15 seconds, or a temperature variance of as little as 2 degrees can make the difference between an exquisite cup of tea and an awfully bitter tea experience.
I had called a local tea shop a few weeks ago to find out if they had any yellow tea from a different farm than our suppliers so that I could do some taste comparisons, and got this unexpected answer: “Sorry sir, there is no such thing as yellow tea… "
Another great review by Jason Walker of Walker Tea Review.
“CHIIIIIIIIYE!“CHIIIIIIIIIIYE!“It’s a constant call riding the trains of India, a hoot from the side of the street, a jeer that’ll grab your attention no matter where you roam in the country...
There’s been a lot of talk about green tea in the last decade. Have the Japanese had it right all along? Is it really as powerful as some say? Can it help you lose weight or is that an Oprah-fronted myth? DOES IT CURE CANCER?!
As much as we’d like it to be true, tea didn’t start growing in our backyard in Toronto—we had to get it here somehow! Ok, so we didn’t really pay attention in seventh-grade geography, but when there’s tea involved, we’re interested. Sit back with a cup of green and read a little history with us….
ROY-bus. Though it make not look like it, next time you walk into your favorite tea shop, it’s the right way to ask for a cup of that yummy “rooibos” stuff. But the way you say it’s just the start—Rooibos, that deliciously sweet herbal blend that seems to be cropping up at every tea (and now, coffee!) shop has got a pretty sweet story, too.
Whether you want to think outside the bag and switch your tea type to loose-leaf, or already have invested and want to keep your flavor fresh—we’ve put together a quick ‘n easy guide for loose-leaf tea storage. Let your leaves be free!Properly stored tea leaves can retain their freshness for several years, often even longer. Improperly stored tea, however, can lose its flavor and aroma very quickly. There are a few key conditions that you need to be aware of in order to keep your loose leaf tea fresh.