ARE HEALTH BENEFITS OF OUR DAILY CUP OF TEA REAL?

SHORT ABSTRACT:  Chemistry of tea: what exactly is in our teacup? Fresh tea leaf is extraordinarily rich in the flavanol group of polyphenols (catechins), which may constitute up to 30% of the dry leaf weight.  Tea and antioxidants. Tea is a major source of flavonoids, which are now well known antioxidants.  Tea and cholesterol. A study published in […]

PART TWO: THE BITTER TRUTH ABOUT THE TEA INDUSTRY (POST SERIES!)

SHORT ABSTRACT: In 2013 world tea production was 5.07 million tones and world tea consumption – 4.84 million tones, which means, approximately half of the world drinks tea. In India, most workers on the fields, employed as tea pluckers, are women. In the past 15 years more than 2000 workers have died of malnutrition on the […]

ARE YOU FREE FROM HOSTILE CYNICISM AND PESSIMISM?

Abstract: Who is a cynic? The word cynic originated sometime in the 1580s-1590s. For a cynical person, most if not all human actions are doubtful and unworthy of trust, since no one (according to the cynic), ever seeks or pursues anything, except the secret purpose of benefiting himself. A dose of cynicism is sometimes funny […]

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