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Chrysanthemum - The Golden Flower

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One of my favorite herbal teas is Chrysanthemum tea. This fragrant tea is reported to have many medicinal values in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Most notably, within TCM, it is claimed that Chrysanthemum tea can help support the immune system, and help keep your body from getting sick. Studies suggest that chrysanthemums contain a high amount of B Carotene. This is converted to Vitamin A in the liver, which can help support the immune system. Drinking the tea is also claimed to have a cooling effect, reducing body temperatures during a fever and soothing a sore throat.Chrysanthemum Blooming Tea

Make Your Own Genmai-cha Tea

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In researching this article, I came across the following legend regarding the origin of Genmai-cha:

genmai-cha brown rice tea

In feudal Japan, there was a servent named Genmai. One day he was serving his master, a samurai lord, some tea. As he served the tea, some grains of rice fell out of his pocket and into the tea. His master, furious at him for ruining the tea, executed him on the spot. The samurai lord decided to drink the tea anyway and loved the flavor that the rice added to the tea. He ordered that his tea be served that way every day from then on and called the tea Genmai-cha in honor of it's accidental creator.

The Caffeine Equation.

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Sometimes, I just need it. Caffeine.Without it, at times, I’m fearfully rendered a cranky monster or a walking zombie; it’s not a pretty picture

As an addict in the first phase (I will eagerly admit it)—I’ve put together a guide to tea’s best adrenalin suppliers to de-crank anyone. Caffeine-addicts unite! (I know, I’ve got to work on that slogan…)

Catechins in TeaWho doesn't wish they looked like someone else at one point in their life? Or that they could have their high school waist forever?

Even though I am only in my 20s, I already feel my metabolism quickly slowing down and my six pack abs from my previous soccer years adjust to a more flabby feel. While I'm not huge into diets, I do like to stay healthy and I am looking to TONE TONE TONE what my mama gave me.

One of my biggest challenges in the fight in staying healthy and fit, is the ever tempting second-helpings of my favorite thing — carbs!

No one will scold you for having second helpings of vegetables (no, fries do not count) and fruit, but when it comes to startches like pasta, it's hard for me to say no.

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

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