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Tea tree genome contains clues about how one leaf produces so many flavors
The most popular varieties of tea -- including black tea, green tea, Oolong tea, white tea, and chai -- all come from the leaves of the evergreen shrub Camellia sinensis, otherwise known as the tea tree. Despite tea's cultural and economic significance, relatively little is known about the shrub behind the tea leaves. However, the first draft of the tea tree genome may help explain why tea leaves are so rich in antioxidants and caffeine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tea not proven to 'shield you against dementia'
Conclusion This analysis of data from a prospective cohort study of Chinese older adults looked at a potential link between tea consumption and development of dementia. It found that tea drinkers who took part in the study were less likely to develop dementia compared to non-drinkers. The links were observed specifically in women tea drinkers, and in drinkers who carry the APOE ε4 gene that has been linked with Alzheimer's development. This was a well-designed cohort study which controlled for numerous potential confounders in its analysis. However, there are a number of things to bear in mind, many of which h...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Food/diet Source Type: news

Scientists hope wetland carbon storage experiment is everyone's cup of tea
Citizen scientists are being sought for a project which will see tens of thousands of teabags buried in wetlands to monitor carbon sequestrationAustralian scientists have launched a project to bury tens of thousands of teabags in wetlands around the world. They are hoping others will sacrifice a few cups of tea and join in to discover how efficient different wetlands are at capturing and storing carbon dioxide.Lipton green tea and red tea “rooibos” varieties will be used in the project, which already involves more than 500 scientists in every continent except Antarctica.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Carbon capture and storage (CCS) Australia news Environment Greenhouse gas emissions Climate change Science Tea Energy Source Type: news

The surprising benefits from drinking green tea daily for one month
(NaturalNews) For centuries, green tea, native to China and India, has been hailed for its health benefits, but this healing beverage only recently gained popularity in the United States. Next to water, tea is considered the most consumed beverage in the world.Green tea is so... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoma Myanmar Tea Co. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Yoma Myanmar Tea Salad Snack
Yoma Myanmar Tea Co. of Allston, MA is voluntarily recalling the Yoma Myanmar brand " Tea Salad Snack " in Regular and Spicy, 7 oz., because the products may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 18, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Green Tea Intake as an Adjunct to Mechanical Periodontal Therapy for the Management of Mild to Moderate Chronic Periodontitis: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
Conclusion: Green tea intake as a component of nonsurgical periodontal therapy is promising for superior and rapid resolution of the disease process. Green tea increases the total antioxidant capacity of GCF and plasma along with potent anti-inflammatory, astringent and anti-plaque effects. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 25, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Drinking green tea to prevent artery explosion: Polyphenol intake reduces abdominal aneurysm expansion in rats
Green tea could prevent a deadly condition in the body's main artery. A team has found that abdominal aortic aneurysm -- a condition in which the main artery becomes overstretched and bloated -- developed less frequently in rats that drank green tea polyphenol, a major component of green tea. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Effect of green tea extract on bonding durability of an etch-and-rinse adhesive system to caries-affected dentin
ConclusionIt was concluded that the application of 2% green tea extract was able to increase bond durability of the etch-and-rinse system to dentin. Neither the application of chlorhexidine nor non-treatment (NT - control) had any effect on bond strength after water storage. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 12, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Green tea extract 'boosts mental ability' in people with Down's
Conclusion This is an interesting, but early-stage, study into a treatment that might help people with Down's syndrome cope better with everyday life. However, the study does not provide conclusive evidence that green tea extract makes a big difference to people's thinking, memory or behaviour. Down's syndrome is a complex condition caused by an extra copy of a chromosome in someone's genes. It's not usually inherited. It has a range of effects, which include learning disabilities of differing degrees of seriousness. While early intensive training in childhood may help, there are no approved treatments for adults t...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Mental health Food/diet Source Type: news

'E-nose' created to sniff out pesticides in tea
(NaturalNews) The Tea Research Association (TRA), a partnership between the Indian government and the tea industry, has announced the development of an "e-nose" that can "sniff out" pesticide residues on tea leaves, thus ensuring that contaminated leaves are not sold to consumers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rooibos: Better Than Green Tea For Many Reasons
When I hiked Table Mountain on my last trip to South Africa, the locals told me about an herb that is better than green tea that kept them disease-free. African Bushmen have used this herb since before recorded history, but it’s still pretty rare here in America. Studies on this plant are being done all over the world. But not in the U.S. Because Big Pharma and the FDA aren’t interested in a natural cure that can’t be patented — or profited from. What is This South African Herb? I’m talking about an herb called Rooibos — or red bush in Afrikaans. Rooibos (pronounced roy-boss) provides a ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 27, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Source Type: news

Republic of Tea organic turmeric ginger tea recalled
Tea drinkers, take note: If you've got organic turmeric ginger green tea from the Republic of Tea sitting on your shelf, take a look at the label. The company is voluntarily recalling it because one lot of its organic ginger ingredient might be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Republic of Tea Issues Voluntary Recall of Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea
The Republic of Tea is dedicated to the health and wellness of each and every citizen (customer). As such, we are issuing a voluntary recall of our Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea in response to a possible health risk. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 30, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Pinkies Up! There Could Be Some Real Health Benefits To Drinking Tea
Tea gets short shrift as coffee’s milder little sister. But these leaves may have a lot more to offer drinkers than just their subtle taste. Large, observational studies have found lifelong tea drinkers are less likely to face early cognitive decline and get certain types of cancer, stroke, coronary heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. We should also note that by “tea,” we mean the leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant that are plucked and processed in different ways to make black, green, white, oolong and pu’er teas -- not herbal infusions like peppermint, hibiscus and chamomile teas. Researchers ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pinkies Up! There Could Be Some Real Health Benefits To Drinking Tea
Tea gets short shrift as coffee’s milder little sister. But these leaves may have a lot more to offer drinkers than just their subtle taste. Large, observational studies have found lifelong tea drinkers are less likely to face early cognitive decline and get certain types of cancer, stroke, coronary heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. We should also note that by “tea,” we mean the leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant that are plucked and processed in different ways to make black, green, white, oolong and pu’er teas -- not herbal infusions like peppermint, hibiscus and chamomile teas. Researchers ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to make the perfect cup of tea (and cut a cake) | Vanessa Heggie
Scientists have been studying tea brewing for at least 150 years. We explain how to make the best tea, and how to cut an Easter cake without letting it go dry Materials scientist Prof Mark Miodownik has been in the news recently because of his claims that there are four basic rules to making a perfect cup of tea (use fresh water, get the temperature and volume right, let it brew and put the milk in second). While this might be a simplification of the 11 rules laid down by George Orwell seventy years ago, Midownik’s conclusions are in agreement with those of a scientist working over a century-and-a-half ago, Francis G...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 22, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Vanessa Heggie Tags: Tea Science History of science Food & drink Life and style Source Type: news

FOOD FORENSICS: Why black tea contains cancer causing chemicals, but green tea prevents cancer
(NaturalNews) After hearing my podcast below, you'll never drink black tea again. That's because black tea is just burned green tea, and during this burning, all the health protecting antioxidants are destroyed (oxidized).That's what "burning" is from a chemistry point of view... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Consuming iron with green tea may lessen tea's benefits
Although drinking green tea is linked to many health benefits, a new study suggests that when consumed with iron, the main compound in green tea binds to it, reducing benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Green tea and iron, bad combination
(Penn State) Green tea is touted for its many health benefits as a powerful antioxidant, but experiments in a laboratory mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease suggest that consuming green tea along with dietary iron may actually lessen green tea's benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 8, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Compound in green tea 'could help block effects of rheumatoid arthritis'
This study has opened the field of research into using EGCG for targeting TAK1 - an important signalling protein - through which proinflammatory cytokines transmit their signals to cause inflammation and tissue destruction in rheumatoid arthritis."The Arthritis Research UK view Richard Francis, head of research liaison and evaluation at Arthritis Research UK, said: "It is known that green tea contains antioxidants and this study shows that the specific EGCG molecule found in green tea can have anti-inflammatory effects."This is interesting research; however, it is still in the early stages, and further resea...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 18, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

World's Oldest Tea Discovered In An Ancient Chinese Emperor's Tomb
Archaeologists found the 2,100-year-old tea leaves in the tomb of a Han dynasty emperor, suggesting tea was highly valued. But was the emperor drinking tea as we do, or using it as medicine? (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeremy Cherfas Source Type: news

Steeping temperature and time may affect antioxidants in tea
Tea is the most highly consumed beverage in the world next to water. The methods of preparing the beverage varies throughout the world and also depends on the type of tea. Researchers found that the temperature and length of time tea leaves are steeped affects their antioxidant properties and differs across types of tea. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Sweet Leaf Tea Company Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Tea in Glass Bottles
The Sweet Leaf Tea Company announced today that it is voluntarily recalling Sweet Leaf Tea in 16 ounce glass bottles out of an abundance of caution because of the possible presence of glass fragments. This was the result of glass breakage during the filling process. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 10, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Drinking Black Tea Tied to Fewer Fractures in Older WomenDrinking Black Tea Tied to Fewer Fractures in Older Women
The benefit was seen in women who drank three or more cups of tea a day; the flavonoids in the tea appear to be protective, the researchers suggest. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - October 12, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

"Super tea" has 10 times more antioxidants than regular green tea
(NaturalNews) Most Natural News readers know and understand the health benefits of green tea, but a new kind of "super tea" has been found to have as much as ten times more antioxidant content than regular green tea.As reported by Fox News, the antioxidants in green teas have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cocoa, fruit and tea can help keep heart healthy, study says
People who consumed flavanols saw modest reduction in blood pressure and drop in cholesterolSubstances found in cocoa, fruit and tea could help healthy people keep their heart and circulation in good working order as they get older, according to researchers in Germany.Healthy middle-aged people who consumed two flavanol drinks a day had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels than a control group that had similar drinks that lacked the flavanols, a month-long study showed.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 8, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Diets and dieting Fruit Tea UK news Source Type: news

Cocoa, fruit and tea can help keep heart healthy, study says
People who consumed flavanols saw modest reduction in blood pressure and drop in cholesterolSubstances found in cocoa, fruit and tea could help healthy people keep their heart and circulation in good working order as they get older, according to researchers in Germany.Healthy middle-aged people who consumed two flavanol drinks a day had lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels than a control group that had similar drinks that lacked the flavanols, a month-long study showed. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 8, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Diets and dieting Fruit Tea UK news Source Type: news

Software firm Tea Leaves Health to be acquired for $30M
Roswell, Ga.-based healthcare software firm Tea Leaves Health LLC will be acquired for $30 million by Brooklyn, N.Y-based Everyday Health (NYSE: EVDY). Tea Leaves has developed a cloud-based marketing and analytics platform for hospital systems to identify and communicate with consumers and physicians. The company’s software and service allows hospitals to identify potential patients in service lines they want to grow, say cardiology or orthopedics. Tea Leaves software then helps market the hospital’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 12, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Urvaksh Karkaria Source Type: news

How Tea May Help the Brain
Tea has been soaring in popularity, especially among those looking to boost metabolism or anyone wanting a java-free caffeine kick. Meanwhile, researchers have been exploring the possible benefits of tea for mental health and cognition. While the term "tea" can be broadly applied to any infusion of herbs, fruit, flowers, or leaves, for the purposes of this article, we're going to focus on true tea, from the Camellia sinensis plant. Tea contains many plant polyphenols, catechins, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals, and while they're usually associated with boosting metabolism and warding off cancer, in fact, t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No proof tea is the 'elixir of life'
Conclusion Flavonoid plant compounds have been researched extensively, with studies exploring their possible health benefits. In this research, there is an association between higher flavonoid intake and a reduced risk of death from any cause over five years in a cohort of older women. However, this study provides no proof that drinking tea will help you live longer. There are several important points to bear in mind: The design of this study cannot prove cause and effect. Though it has adjusted for various potential health and lifestyle confounders, it is unlikely to have taken all of them into account. It ...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Older people Source Type: news

Beware The Tea You Sip
Green tea has become the beverage of choice for people who want to live a long, healthy life. And the latest studies prove its power to fight cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and a host of other ills. But as usual, Big Food has jumped on the bandwagon to make money by hawking poor-quality tea in pretty bottles. In their relentless drive for profit, drink makers have churned out dozens of brands of bottled green tea with the aim of cashing in on the beverage’s reputed healing power. The trouble is that almost all of these teas are a waste of good water – because Big Food’s processing has stripped of most ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Brain Health Heart Health Weight Loss antioxidants Cancer fat loss heart attack heart disease Source Type: news

Could camomile tea help women live longer?
A new study has revealed the secret to a longer life may be a simple cup of camomile tea (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: camomile tea camomile tea live longer camomile tea helps you live longer Source Type: news

Could camomile tea help women live longer?
A new study has revealed the secret to a longer life may be a simple cup of camomile tea (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: camomile tea camomile tea live longer camomile tea helps you live longer Source Type: news

From peppermint to oolong: the health benefits of different teas
A study suggests that camomile tea can help prolong life. But what can other types of tea do for the body? (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: health benefits of tea oolong tea camomile tea healthy green tea black tea peppermint tea Source Type: news

From peppermint to oolong: the health benefits of different teas
A study suggests that camomile tea can help prolong life. But what can other types of tea do for the body? (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: health benefits of tea oolong tea camomile tea healthy green tea black tea peppermint tea Source Type: news

Dark chocolate and green tea is the perfect concentration combination
A new study, the first of its kind, has found that dark chocolate and green tea could be the ideal combination to tackle that mid-afternoon slump (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: boost concentration improve concentration coffee attention stimulant dark chocolate hersheys green tea boost alertness Source Type: news

The Bubbling Tea Cup of Consciousness
A few years ago, I watched a phenomenal video featuring the author Ami Chen Mills-Naim teaching teenagers about the nature of thought and consciousness. She used the analogy of putting a tea bag into a cup of hot water. The water, which is like our consciousness, will take on the appearance and flavor of whatever tea bag (i.e. thought) we put into it. So if we're stewing on thoughts of resentment, frustration or insecurity, those are the feelings we'll be experiencing in our life. When, on the other hand, we dwell on thoughts of love, connection, hope and possibility, then those thoughts become our felt experience as well...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swapping orange squash for a cup of tea cuts diabetes risk
Sugary drinks raise the risk of diabetes, but swapping just one beverege for unsweetened tea can dramatically cut chances of developing the disease (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healht cambridge university how to lose weight tea sugar diabetes orange squash Source Type: news

How an apple a day (and a cup of green tea) prevents heart disease
The polyphenols in apples and green tea have a powerful effect on the body, a study shows (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: APPLE FOOD GREEN TEA HEART DISEASE Source Type: news

US man suffers kidney failure after drinking gallons of iced tea
Too much iced tea causes serious kidney problems for 56-year-old Arkansas man (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - April 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: us failure kidney health iced tea black tea caffeine kidney disease Source Type: news

Green Tea Linked to Lower Risk for Cognitive Decline Green Tea Linked to Lower Risk for Cognitive Decline
Frequent consumption of green tea is associated with a dose-dependent lower risk for cognitive decline among Japanese elderly. Black tea and coffee had no effect. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Why your daily cup of tea could be bad for your health
Rsearch suggests that drinking tea could cause frequent nosebleeds and brittle bones (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: tea bad for you brittle bones drinking tea nosebleeds tea good for you Source Type: news

Why your daily cup of tea could be bad for your health
Rsearch suggests that drinking tea could cause frequent nosebleeds and brittle bones (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: tea bad for you brittle bones drinking tea nosebleeds tea good for you Source Type: news

How green tea could help improve MRIs
Green tea's popularity has grown quickly in recent years. Its fans can drink it, enjoy its flavor in their ice cream and slather it on their skin with lotions infused with it. Now, the tea could have a new, unexpected role -- to improve the image quality of MRIs. Scientists report that they successfully used compounds from green tea to help image cancer tumors in mice. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

How green tea could help improve MRIs
(American Chemical Society) Green tea's popularity has grown quickly in recent years. Its fans can drink it, enjoy its flavor in their ice cream and slather it on their skin with lotions infused with it. Now, the tea could have a new, unexpected role -- to improve the image quality of MRIs. Scientists report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces that they successfully used compounds from green tea to help image cancer tumors in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 18, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

From A to Z, A Nerd's Guide To Herbal Tea
Stop right there: Before you reach for yet another cup of joe, consider the benefits of a nice cup of herbal tea. While it’s not quite tea by the proper definition -- traditional black, white and green teas are all derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, while herbal teas, or tisane, can be brewed with a wide variety of herbs and spices -- going herbal will add new flavor to your life. You can reap benefits for both your mind and your body by engaging in the centuries-old tradition of tea drinking. Since the world of herbal tea is so vast, we’ve partnered with Traditional Medicinals to put together an A-to-Z...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Green tea compound may improve cancer drugs
Conclusion This study developed a new way of packaging and carrying protein drugs by combining them with a green tea extract called Epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), which itself may have anti-cancer properties. They formed a complex between derivatives of EGCG and the protein cancer drug Herceptin. Tests in the laboratory and in mice indicated it might have better anti-cancer properties than non-complexed free Herceptin. This is encouraging research and may lead to improvements in delivery mechanisms for protein drugs further down the line. But this research remains at a very early stage of development. The results f...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Source Type: news

How to make tea correctly (according to science): milk first | Dean Burnett
Whether you put milk in your cup before or after the hot water is a constant argument among British people. Science may say milk first, but many would strongly disagreeTea is better than coffee. Let’s just get that out of the way before we start. Many Most ALL British people think this. Even those who say the exact opposite agree really, they’re just trying to be provocative and confrontational due to consuming too much caffeine. Yes, it may look like pretty much every other building you come across these days is a Starbucks, but tea is still more popular. Tea doesn’t need a global empire sh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 3, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Dean Burnett Tags: Science Chemistry Psychology Culture Tea Food & drink Science and scepticism Source Type: news