4 Things You Didn’t Know About Tea; Basics Edition

great article~ now to hunt for some of that loose tea leaf.

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Greetings and salutations!

I’m Sister Yaya, your tea guide for this blog.

I love tea. I mean, really love tea. I drink tea at every meal, hot or iced, and I love reading and learning about tea as a product, and it’s surprisingly hefty influence on human history.

You’re here to learn about tea, too! That’s great. That makes us unofficial family, tea buddy!

Since this is my first post, I thought we should start with the basics. Let’s kick off with the big “duh” question:

What is tea?

Well, it’s a plant. Camellia sinensis, in particular.

sinesisThe picked leaves are dried, oxidized, and fired at high heat before being packaged. This drying/oxidizing process is where we get the different variations of tea from.

Tea is also the drink we make from steeping said plant. (Surprise!) In fact, it’s the most popular drink in the world after water. As you might have already…

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Cha-Cha Your Matcha

a great informative article! as a former pharmacology student, i really appreciated the science mentioned behind matcha’s apparent health benefits.


Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world and has been enjoyed for ages. From something as simple as soaking dried leaves in hot water, who would have known it was packed with something truly extraordinary for our health and mentality? Undoubtedly, for many die-hard tea fans, or like myself who has succumbed to its divinity during my dark ages, know that it is not only about soaking it in hot water. It is a lifestyle. Every cup that is brewed is a blessing for your body and spirituality. That is why the perfect cup of tea should be treated moderately and delicately. The Goldilocks principle is very important to teas, just as it is to coffee. But because they come in different strains, every tea type has its own optimum temperature and special process to yield its goodness. Even the best of teas can be brewed into…

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Green Tea : Doing you more harm than good?

interesting article! im a huge drinker of green tea so it was good to know about some negatives.
awesome vitamin c tip!


Green Tea

Green tea is touted for its health benefits, and for good reason. The brewed beverage contains micronutrients called catechins, which may help stave off colds and flus while protecting your cardiovascular health. Even healthy beverages sometimes have downsides, however, and green tea can cause side effects for some people, especially in large doses.

Caffeine Jitters

Like all teas, green tea contains caffeine, and excessive caffeine intake can lead to nervousness, anxiety, abnormal heart rhythm and shakiness. Some people have a low tolerance for caffeine, and they will suffer these symptoms even if they ingest small amounts. High caffeine consumption can also hinder calcium absorption, affecting your bone health and increasing the risk of osteoporosis, a condition in which bones grow brittle and may fracture easily. To help prevent caffeine-related problems, limit green tea intake to five or fewer cups per day.

Iron-Absorption Issues

Green tea can reduce the bioavailability of…

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Green Tea

I should definitely drink more green tea with workouts for best chance of weight loss

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I personally drink Green tea. I started drinking it for the reason many people drink it, to lose weight! Do i like the taste? … its ok but if you told me hot chocolate helped you lose weight the same way green tea does then i would totally go for the hot chocolate!

Green tea has been pretty controversial when it comes to losing weight and I’ve done a bit of research and the result I’ve come up with suggests YES it does help you lose weight but not in the way its made out to, let me explain .. (remember i’m no nutritionist or doctor, I’ve just put together some stuff I’ve found so there maybe some things that are wrong)

Green tea possible fact’s I found

  • Polyphenols are antioxidants found in Green tea. (these Polyphemus are more commonly known in the scientific community as flavanols or catechins.)
  • The…

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7 Surprising Healthy Facts about Green Tea!!

yes. green tea is very healthy!


Green tea is a kind of herbal tea which is known for a lot of benefits. They are great source of antioxidants, vitamins and essential minerals. Thus people can buy pure green tea from online grocery store. They can carry out grocery online shopping with great convenience. Explore online Grocery store in New Delhi who are offering home delivery services.
Green tea is recommended for weight loss, prevention of carcinogens at cellular level, combating acidity and also for boosting immunity.

Here are wonderful health benefits why we should go green and prefer sipping green tea:

1. Promotes Healthy Gums and Teeth

Drinking green tea has been given a wonderful connotation to shinning white teeth. This herbal beverage is a good source of cavity fighting components. Green tea does not cause staining of enamel unlike conventional tea. Therefore consumption of green tea is considered to be a better option than processed…

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Anti-Aging, skin care ingredients to look for when purchasing BY Meagan

nice to see that green tea is on this list! i always buy green tea skin products


I have done a bit of research into Anti-Aging ingredients that you should look out for when buying Serums or creams. It really doesn’t matter how much you spend on a product,  it’s the quality of ingredients you need to look out for. As you may or may not have known, the ingredients on any products are listed in a way which shows you the most potent to the least. I hope this may interest someone, it certainly has taken my interest. Please note all the names listed below aren’t in any particular order.

  • AHA and BHA

Also known as Alpha Hydroxy Acid and Beta Hydroxy Acid.

AHA: This is used for people with sun damaged and normal to dry skin. This helps bind moisture and improve the healthy collagen production. It also helps smooth uneven skin texture.

BHA: This is for people with normal to oily skin and acne…

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