Browsing the blog archives for May, 2012

Matcha milling

Have you seen how matcha is milled?  At Ocnha-no-sato tea museum, you can try milling *tenchainto matcha. They give you a small pouch of tencha.  (Tenchais steamed and dried tealeaves, which is the ingredient of matcha.)    &nb…

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Diet modifications can raise resistance to skin cancer – Los Altos Town Crier

Diet modifications can raise resistance to skin cancerLos Altos Town CrierStudies in mice indicate that a lack of ATR function decreases the development of UV-induced skin cancers. Recent studies strongly suggest that caffeine decreases one's risk …

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Foods that will cleanse your liver – 24 Medica

Foods that will cleanse your liver24 MedicaGreen tea is loaded with catechins, a type of plant antioxidant that has been shown in studies to eliminate liver fat accumulation and promote proper liver function. This powerful herbal beverage also protects…

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Drinking with your body

My friend L from Beijing has come and gone for a quick visit to Hong Kong. I took him around town to take a look at various older shops here, and drank some interesting things along the way, such as … Continue reading

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Ocha-no-sato Tea Museum

Have you heard of the name, Enshu Kobori (1579-1647)?   He was a feudal lord and tea master.  He added brightness and beauty on former tea masters’ “wabi-sabi” style, and created his own tea.  It is called “kirei-sabi”, or…

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Long Story Short – Bruins for Taiwan celebrate Taiwanese American … – Daily Bruin

Long Story Short – Bruins for Taiwan celebrate Taiwanese American …Daily BruinThe presentation included taste samples of green tea, pouchong tea, amber … a second-year global studies student, share with us the experiences they've faced …

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Dr. Oz’s tips to transform your health – Metro.us

Dr. Oz's tips to transform your healthMetro.usEnlist your peers: Studies have shown that people who lost weight by engaging in group activities were more successful at keeping it off in the long term: "The moment you go public about your procl…

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New research examines impact of liver disease – Phys.Org (press release)

New research examines impact of liver diseasePhys.Org (press release)Studies show that the increasing rates of obesity are putting teens at risk for developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and are decreasing the availability of healthy livers for o…

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New research examines impact of liver disease – Science Codex

New research examines impact of liver diseaseScience CodexFor example, previous studies have shown that green tea extract, which can be added to herbal/dietary supplements in high concentrations in pill form, can …and more »

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New research examines impact of liver disease – EurekAlert (press release)

New research examines impact of liver diseaseEurekAlert (press release)For example, previous studies have shown that green tea extract, which can be added to herbal/dietary supplements in high concentrations in pill form, can …and more »

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