Browsing the blog archives for April, 2012

Kiva loan #26

Mellow Monk has made another Kiva loan — to an independent farmer in Tajikistan who will use his loan to plant tomatoes and cucumbers. —Mellow Monk blog feed, facebook, reviews, steepster, teas, tweets, videos

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Updates to Article on Caffeine in Tea, And One Company’s Studies on Caffeine and Antioxidants

On my recent post Scientific Research I’d Like To See Done on Tea’s Caffeine, Vitamin C, etc., I had some useful comments which pointed me to some published studies which I did not know about. Eetu Mäkelä shared a ton of useful studies, a few of whi…

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Broken to the core

This is a nice pot. Alas, it’s not one I can use. Wudesheng was a yixing workshop that produced pots during the Republican period, and it was shut down after WW2 began. The seal used here probably dates it to … Continue reading

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Foods to make your mouth happy – Muncie Star Press

Foods to make your mouth happyMuncie Star PressStudies have shown that yogurt reduces hydrogen sulfide, the chemical associated with bad breath. It also helps reduce plaque and gingivitis. In the past, sticky foods like raisins were a no-no for healthy…

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Superfoods for skin – Body and Soul

Superfoods for skinBody and SoulAlba Botanica Green Tea Eye Gel, $22.95, 1300 762 025. Reduces puffiness, refreshes and helps ward off signs of fatigue. Noni fruit is rich in antioxidants. Studies have shown it may fight ageing and assist in sensitive …

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Benefits of tea outnumber disadvantages – Shreveport Times

Benefits of tea outnumber disadvantagesShreveport TimesNope, says Brian Udermann, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, who studies health myths among other topics. He cites a 2008 review of studies that concluded research shows tea pla…

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Quercetin helps green tea to fight cancer – Food Consumer

Quercetin helps green tea to fight cancerFood ConsumerQuercetin helps boost the levels of green tea polyphenols in cancer cells to lower methylation of their anti-cancer compounds, effectively increasing the green teas potency as a cancer-fighting agen…

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Mangia! Oregano Could Have Men Saying "Arrivederci!" To Prostate Cancer – MarketWatch (press release)

Mangia! Oregano Could Have Men Saying "Arrivederci!" To Prostate CancerMarketWatch (press release)Some studies found as much as an 80 percent reduction in prostate cancer risk with increased lycopene consumption. Believed to be among the othe…

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Side-by-side Comparison: Teavana Monkey-Picked Oolong vs. Life in Teacup Bai Ya Qi Lan

I recently engaged in a tea trade and tasting with a few friends who are casual tea drinkers, in which I brewed up Life in Teacup’s Bai Ya Qi Lan alongside Teavana’s Monkey Picked Oolong Tea, which is a Tie Guan Yin. I found this comparison very inter…

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Certified Nutraceuticals Files For Patent Protection For Its Latest Invention … – MarketWatch (press release)

Certified Nutraceuticals Files For Patent Protection For Its Latest Invention …MarketWatch (press release)Clinical studies reveal that these polyphenols taken in a low daily dose for a period of three weeks resulted in the reduction of damaged low-de…

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