Dear Tea Lover,
With this hot weather the iced teas and cold brew are extremely popular. SO we are adding two new teas that are great iced. Lemon Surprise,a flavored green, and Polynesian Splash, a caffeine free fruit infusion. Details below and password for discounts.Four specials for Tea Lovers – buy two and get one free, free tea with a dessert, teapots on sale and cold brew initial tea “fill” with bottle or top.A good article explaining that tea may help reduce the risk of breast cancer at the bottom of the tea mail. Happy Summer and drink lots of healthy iced tea, Rob
|Magic Moon – flavored black & green – exotic fruit flavor with papaya taste – great iced
|Buy 2 bags of TEA and get one FREE
To encourage you to try a NEW TEA we are offering a buy two and get one FREE. Small print: You have to buy two different types of tea and the free one has to be of equal or lower value and different to the other two (3 different types) My aim is to try and get you to be adventurous with the FREE bag. This is valid until August 10th. Password is “ADVENTUROUS”
Lemon Surprise is a flavored green tea that has a very lemony taste with a touch of coconut, light & refreshing - great iced. Aroma is very full and the supplier has called it “Thunderstorm”, because it has the freshness of air after the heavy rain.
Polynesian Splash - flavors of pineapple, mango, orange with ginger and a caffeine free apple base. Very rich and smooth and full of flavor iced. Lovers of Mango & Friends will like this as it is sweet with the fruits being candied
Imperial Oolong is a classic greenish oolong, from Vietnam, that you can enjoy all day, especially at over half the price of our other two. I managed to get a special buy and passing on the savings. $14.25 for 4 oz (not 2 oz).
SPECIAL FOR JULY & AUGUST- come in any weekday afternoon (closed Monday), between 2:30 & 5pm and get a FREE iced or hot tea when you buy a dessert (includes scones with jam and cream, but excludes English biscuits) the password is “DECADENT” – Expires August 31st
Salted Caramel Crunch Cake – like 3 desserts in one – my favorite – Rob
Tea drinkers could have less of a risk of breast cancer, according to new research.
The aim of this latest analysis was to evaluate the links between tea consumption and alcohol drinking and physical activity and breast cancer risk among Chinese women.
Commenting on the new research, Women’s health specialist, Dr Catherine Hood from The Tea Advisory Panel (TAP) notes: “Thirty-nine studies involving 13,204 breast cancer cases and 87,248 controls were identified for the entire study. Among the total number of studies, 16 involved tea consumption with a total of 28,737 cases and 60,936 controls
“Compared with non-drinkers, regular tea drinkers had a 21 per cent decreased risk of breast cancer. This beneficial finding is likely to be associated with the polyphenol content of tea. Tea is rich in polyphenols, including catechins and gallocatchins, which have been reported to have antioxidant activity and potential anti-tumour effect. As a result, this study provides further data on the health benefits of tea, which is the most popular beverage, after water, in the United Kingdom.”
SOS: More evidence that black tea improves vascular function
A new study has provided yet further evidence that black tea improves the function of the blood vessels, helping to explain why black tea is associated with reduced cardiovascular risk.
Looking at this research further, Dr Tim Bond from TAP says: “Several previous studies have found that black tea and its flavonoids have direct effects on the blood vessels improving vascular function. The aim of this study was to see if tea improves vascular function by helping to prevent injury of the blood vessels in the face of ischaemia (restriction in blood supply) which is a frequent occurrence in cardiovascular disease.
“This was a randomised, crossover study in which 20 healthy subjects drank three cups of tea each day for 7 days. Tea consumption resulted in an immediate increase in flow-mediated dilation (FMD; a measure of blood vessel function) whilst no such change occurred after drinking of hot water. This finding helps to confirm previous research findings suggesting that improvement in blood vessel function is a key mechanism by which black tea reduces cardiovascular risk.
“The first study to show that black tea improves FMD was conducted in 19 healthy men and was published in 2009. In this study black tea was also evaluated for an influence on blood pressure and arterial stiffness and it provided benefits in both measures. A study published earlier this year also showed that three cups of tea daily can reduce arterial stiffness.
“Overall this latest study showed that the cardioprotective effect of black tea consumption relates to a direct effect of tea on the blood vessels and improved blood flow. It confirms earlier studies showing the same effect and provides further evidence for the heart health benefits of black tea in amounts of at least three cups daily.”
In summary, Dr Catherine Hood notes: “There is far more to the nation’s favourite drink than we realise. These latest studies highlight how tea packs a powerful punch with many health benefits particularly for the heart. And studies also show that tea works its health magic whether or not we choose to add milk. All in all, drinking four or more cups of tea each day is quite simply very good for us as is just as hydrating as water!” by Taryn Davies for www.femalefirst.co.uk