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4 Health Benefits Of Drinking Tea

Of course, tea is not a magical cure-all potion, and its benefits are likely small. But there are few downsides when it comes to drinking tea — it's seldom harmful to health (except, of course, when taken in superhumanly high amounts).<p>Here are some of the potential benefits of tea on the brain and …

Breast Cancer

Green tea steeped at 90°C for 15 minutes yields the greatest levels of flavonoid antioxidants

Green tea steeped at 90°C for 15 minutes yields the greatest levels of flavonoid antioxidants, which protect against cardiovascular disease and …

Five Ultimate Iced Tea Recipes

Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Iced tea is as much a part of summer as maxi dresses and movie sequels. But a lot of bottled teas load up on sugar or artificial ingredients—not so refreshing. …

9 Amazing Beauty Benefits Of Tea

As the temps turn colder, we're exchanging our iced coffees for herbal teas. Sipping on the hot drink instantly brings a sense of calm to a hectic day. But did you know that you could brew a cup of tea for homemade beauty recipes?<p>Teas, including green, black and red, have been used to improve the …

9 Ways to Incorporate Tea Into Your Day

Antioxidant- and vitamin-rich tea has a slew of health and wellness benefits. Whether sipping an electrolyte-filled rooibos blend or a metabolism-boosting green, a daily cuppa does the mind and body good. However, it's not always easy (especially on hot August days) to incorporate a steaming cup …

All About Tea

Learn all about the different varieties of tea, including tips on how to brew the perfect cup every time.

How to Make Bubble Tea at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Molly Yeh from My Name is Yeh makes iced tea fun again with the addition of boba.</i><p>Let me tell you about my relationship with textures: Since the …

11 Deliciously Addictive Matcha Green Tea Recipes

Green tea everything.<p>A discussion of matcha and its culinary uses may have you feeling like a 15th century Buddhist monk, but as it happens, matcha (or green tea powder) is a wonderfully easy ingredient to work with and lends something special to everything from your morning latte to the ice cream …

Tea bags transform stressful symbols into calm ones when dipped in hot water

Malaysian tea company BOH collaborated with ad agency M&C Saatchi in creating a cost-effective but adorable campaign to promote the relaxing effect of

Photos: How Tea Was Picked and Processed in the Late 19th Century

<i>After they were plucked from the plant, leaves were withered and dried to remove moisture and then sorted, graded, weighed, and packed.</i><p>Tea is the second-most consumed beverage in the world. I've always been intrigued by the intensive process it takes to transform the plant into the dried leaves …

A Beginner's Guide to Tea: Everything You Need to Know

When it comes to tea, there's a dizzying amount of choices available these days. From Earl Grey to Constant Comment, most teas come from the same bushy plant, Camellia Sinensis. Any tea that doesn't come from this plant aren't actually "tea" per se -- these are referred to as tisane (or sometimes …

This Table Of Exercises Shows You How To Get Fit Without Any Equipment

You can get a complete workout with just your body. This "Periodic Table of Bodyweight Exercises" showcases dozens of moves — from easy to insane — …