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The Best Tea-Related Reddit Threads

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Learn about tea and the most poplar tea topics on Reddit.

Highlight Your Hair Naturally with Tea

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How we present our hair makes a huge difference in our overall appearance. With countless hairstyles out there, you could easily get a new look in almost an instant. But if you feel bored of the conventional comb and gel, then take your look to the next level with hair highlights!

Having highlights done can be very expensive, so if that's out of your budget, don't fret. There's a way to have natural highlights that look better than salon, chemical highlights for a fraction of a cost; not to mention safer and all-organic with tea.

Coffee Leaf Tea - A Unique Brew

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Coffee leaf teaBoth tea and coffee have been the world's second most favorite drink after to water. Most tea and coffee enthusiasts can hardly choose which among these two drinks is better, but now to perhaps settle this dilemma, a coffee leaf tea has been discovered.

The researchers of this so-called "coffee leaf tea" - the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London and the Joint Research Unit for Crop Diversity, Adaptation and Development in Montpellier made a rare tea out of coffee leaves and claims that this is healthier than both drinks.

Untangling the web of Japan’s radiation effects

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What shook Japan on March 11th was fatal and catastrophic, but no one knew then that its shocks, in the form of economic drains, wouldn’t cease a bit several months later. In the latest wave of banned items issued by the government, dried tea hits the list in even wider margins.

What does this mean for the tea buyer? Shortages and higher prices and probably not just for tea drinkers in Japan.

The primary problem remains to be the radiation leaks from the greatly affected Fukushima Dai-Ichi power station. However, as of early June, the ban now extends to four surrounding provinces where tainted produce has been found over legal limits: Ibaraki, Chiba, Kanagawa and Tochigi. products effected by Japanese radiation

World Tea Production Declines Drive Up Prices

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Japanese tea setThe state of the global economy could be compared to a roller-coaster. Because:

  • there are a lot of unexpected twists and turns that you can never really prepare for,
  • sometimes there is even the mind-boggling loop-de-loop that leaves you suspended,
  • and then there’s always that shocking drop where all you can do is hold on for dear life.

More recently, one of the frequent passengers of this economic rollercoaster has been the tea industry and it’s consumers.

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