Come October and you may chance upon groups of people sporting pink shirts, pink ribbons here and there, and lots of pink goods on sale. Well, the month of October is recognised as the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and nations worldwide show their support through various campaigns to increase awareness about the disease. A pink ribbon is the international symbol of breast cancer awareness. Continue Reading
When you come to think of it, yoga and tea are in fact quite similar. Yoga invigorates your mind and relaxes you, which tea is also capable of doing. Maybe that’s why tea and yoga blend very well together to create the most divine concoction. Research shows that most yoga experts encourage the drinking of tea after a yoga session. So here is why you should roll up your yoga mat and set the tea to brew.
Nothing soothes us like our favourite cuppa, but can we have too much of a good thing? Maria Fitzpatrick finds out
Why is it that the things we love most are bad for us? That is what we’ve been led to believe about tea. Nearly 80 per cent of the population drinks it regularly, yet we keep being told to cut down our caffeine intake. We’ve heard the scare stories. Earlier this year fertility experts claimed four caffeine drinks a day could cut pregnancy success rates by a quarter. So what are the myths? Here, we sort the hearsay from the hard facts.
The tea brewing techniques are as varied as the types of tea. The opinion on the ‘best method’ for brewing tea differs from person to person. From yixing pots to gaiwan, to using different types of pots and kettles. The most modern technique and fuss free way of brewing tea, is by using The French Press. Continue Reading
After plain old H2O, tea is the most popular drink on the planet. And some researchers say it’s even healthier. “Tea packs more of a punch than water,” says Carrie Ruxton, PhD, a dietitian and tea expert in the United Kingdom. “In addition to providing hydration, it’s rich in health-promoting substances.” The science is staggering: Studies suggest that one cup of tea may contain up to five times more antioxidants than any fruit or vegetable. These disease-fighting compounds may help prevent certain cancers, keep your heart healthy, burn fat and ward off weight gain, sharpen your mind, and help your body beat the effects of ageing and stress. The facts are in: It’s teatime! Continue Reading